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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

I've been wanting to making stuffed bell peppers for quite awhile, and today i finally got around to it!!

4 Bell Peppers (Red or Green)
1 Zucchini (1/2 inch cubes)
1/4 Cup Black Beans (rinsed and drained) 
3/4 Cup Quinoa
1 (14.5oz) can diced tomatoes, drained (reserve 1/2 cup juice)
1/4 Cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4 Cup Crumbled Feta
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1/4 Cup Chopped Onion

-Cook 3/4 cup of Quinoa while preparing the rest.
-Pre heat oven to 400 degrees F.
-Mix zucchini, diced tomatoes, feta, basil, black beans, onion, and salt ground pepper to taste.
-Stir in cooked quinoa, and 1/4-1/2 cup of extra tomato juice.

-Cut off the tops of the bell peppers, and lightly scoop out the inside.
-Fill with quinoa mixture.
-Add water to cover the base of the baking dish to steam bell peppers while baking.
-Place peppers in dish and cover with foil.
-Cook for 40 min. 
-Uncover foil, sprinkle with feta and cook for about 10 more min.
-Lightly Salt and Pepper to taste as needed.

Scoop, Cut, and ENJOY!

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