These stuffed peppers are so fresh tasting and healthy. They make a great side dish or a meal on their own.

Lydia
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a small baking dish. Halve the red peppers lengthwise. Remove the seeds and ribs, but leave the stem intact so the pepper bowls hold their shape; place cut-side-up into the prepared baking dish.

  • Toss the chopped apple with the lime juice, olive oil, garlic, parsley, mint, tomatoes, and green onions. Fold in the quinoa, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Fill the cut peppers with this mixture, and fill the baking dish with about 1/4 inch of water.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the peppers are tender, and the quinoa is hot, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

414.9 calories; protein 14.7g 30% DV; carbohydrates 72.6g 23% DV; fat 8.2g 13% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 183.1mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2008
These are very good. The Granny Smith apples give them nice flavor. I would use 2 cups of water per 1 cup of quinoa though. I didn't use the mint but added a few more spices just to kick it up a bit. Overall it is a nice vegetarian dish! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2011
This was OK but a little too sweet between the red pepper apple and tomatoes I ate it and enjoyed it but don't think I'll ever crave it or really want to make it again. I like the idea though! Read More
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56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2008
These are very good. The Granny Smith apples give them nice flavor. I would use 2 cups of water per 1 cup of quinoa though. I didn't use the mint but added a few more spices just to kick it up a bit. Overall it is a nice vegetarian dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2009
We changed this recipe around a little bit. First we subbed quinoa with Israeli Couscous, however misjudged the yield on the couscous (1&1/3 cup - Standard at Trader Joe's) will probably fill 4-6 peppers. The couscous has a little more rewarding texture than quinoa. We also cooked the couscous in vegetable stock for more flavor. Also, I couldn't find green onions tonight, so I used chives, and they seemed to work well. With the added yield of the couscous, we doubled the tomatoes and apples. and lime juice. We also left out the mint. That said, this dish was absolutely excellent. The flavors just sort of jump out and are literally mouth watering. My boyfriend says it's the sort of thing that makes him think he could be vegetarian too. Since we had so much filling, there was enough to bake and eat without the peppers - very yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2009
Don't expect these to be like the stuffed peppers made with meat--they're not but they are excellent. I used vegetable bouillon when cooking the quinoa & added raisins and chopped pecans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2010
So delicious and prep time was much quicker than indicated. I omitted the mint and used a Jona Gold apple instead. I also added about 1 oz goat cheese and 1/4 cup sunflower seeds. My husband and I are trying to incorporate 1 vegetarian dish each week and this one is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2011
I fix my quinoa 1:1.25. I had 2 very large peppers and didn't use even half the quinoa so will cut by half next time. Cooked the quinoa with 3 cloves of sliced garlic and used Better Than Bouillon chicken flavor. Not vegetarian but still meatless. I added about 1/2 cup of cooked barley. Dried mint cuz I didn't have fresh. Added 3 oz of ff Feta. I haven't eaten a stuffed pepper in 40 years, just not a fan of regular meat and rice versions. This version was terrific and will be used often. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/02/2011
This was OK but a little too sweet between the red pepper apple and tomatoes I ate it and enjoyed it but don't think I'll ever crave it or really want to make it again. I like the idea though! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2010
These vegan stuffed peppers were sensational! The herb melody added such a kick to the quinoa, especially my fresh mint from the garden. I used both red and white quinoa to jazz up the colour of the dish; try a water quinoa ratio of 2:1. The Granny Smith apple adds a very nice texture. I will definitely make this again, even as a side salad rather than in a pepper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2011
Very yummy! I cooked the quinoa in broth instead of water and used a can of rotel (tomatoes & chilies) that I drained since i didn't have fresh tomatoes and omitted the mint.....soooo yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2010
These were sensational. I didn't have any apples so I substituted about a half cup of dried apricots, cranberries and cherries. If I had read other reviews earlier I would have tried the feta and sunflower seeds, too. All the veggies and herbs were fresh from my garden so it made for an especially satisfying entrée for our "one vegetarian day" a week my husband and I are doing now. I also had LOTS of filling left that can be a side dish or cold salad another day. Read More
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