Ready in 45 minutes
There will be looks of envy from the meat-eating crowd when you serve this colorful and delicious entr�e of bell peppers stuffed with mushrooms, carrots, spinach, quinoa and cashews. For a beautiful presentation, choose a combination of green, red, orange and yellow bell peppers.
"This recipe is such an interesting combination of ingredients but it is actually so good!!"- ts0486784
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Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally until transparent, 8 to 10 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook until softened, 4 to 5 minutes more. Add carrots and chopped peppers, cook until just softened, then add parsley and spinach (in batches, if needed). Let spinach wilt then stir in cinnamon, cumin and cooked quinoa and toss gently to combine. Add salt, pepper and cashews and cook 1 to 2 minutes more. Set aside to let filling cool until just warm.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350?F. Grease a 9- x 13-inch baking pan with oil then set aside.
Divide quinoa mixture evenly among remaining 6 bell peppers, gently packing it down and making sure to fully fill each pepper. Top each pepper with its reserved top then arrange them upright in prepared pan. Cover snugly with foil and bake, checking halfway through, until peppers are tender and juicy and filling is hot throughout, about 1 hour. Transfer to plates and serve
Per serving (1 pepper/about 10oz/283g-wt.): 250 calories (90 from fat), 10g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 280mg sodium, 36g total carbohydrate (7g dietary fiber, 6g sugar), 9g protein
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Poletterm 3 months agoreally easy to make and combine with a lot of things
catherineduthie 6 months agoRoasted bell peppers are a favourite texture, and I like the combination of cumin and cinnamon in this recipe, but the filling was still missing something. The fleeting taste I got of the toasty bits at the top of the pepper tell me it might be as simple as halving the peppers to allow more room for the filling to dry/roast.
nayfly 10 months agoSomewhat bland but add more spices and would be good enough to eat again. Filling!
kattie-lynnyonko 10 months agoThe spices were overpowering. There was too much going on with it. Tried making it again and adapting it, but it was still a bad combination.
angel99216 1 year agoPleasantly surprised. Will make again
ts0486784 1 year agoThis recipe is such an interesting combination of ingredients but it is actually so good!!