Quinoa Stuffed Peppers with Pesto

Number of Servings: 4 (468g)
Active Time: 20 min.
Total Time: 20 min.
Quinoa Stuffed Peppers with Pesto

This dish is healthy, tasty, and easy to prepare. Pesto flavors the quinoa to pair perfectly with the roasted sweetness of the red peppers. If desired, garnish with a few extra pistachios for a little crunch.

Ingredients

  • Pesto:

    • 4 cups basil
    • ¼ cup unsalted pistachios
    • 1 oz. Parmesan cheese
    • 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 3 Tbsp. boiling water
    • ¼ tsp. salt
    • Pepper to taste

    Stuffed Peppers:

    • 4 bell peppers, halved lengthwise
    • ¾ cup quinoa
    • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
    • 1 (15 oz.) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes
    • 10 oz. baby spinach

Directions

  1. Combine the pesto ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until finely chopped.
  2. Put the peppers skin side up on a baking sheet. Place the oven rack in the highest position and broil peppers on high until slightly charred and starting to soften (10-12 minutes). Remove the peppers from the oven and set aside.
  3. While the peppers are roasting, simmer the quinoa with the vegetable broth and tomatoes until soft (10 minutes). Stir in the spinach and spoon mixture into the roasted peppers.
  4. Top the filled peppers with the pesto and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 468g

Amount per serving
Calories 375
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.5g 23%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 10.5g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 385mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 9g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 4g
Protein 14g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 305.5mg 25%
Iron 6.3mg 35%
Potassium 1270mg 25%
Vitamin A 663.5mcg 70%
Vitamin C 180mg 200%
Vitamin E 6.1mg 40%
Vitamin K 531.3mcg 440%
Thiamin 0.3mg 25%
Riboflavin 0.4mg 30%
Niacin 5.4mg 30%
Vitamin B6 0.8mg 45%
Folate 284.2mcg 71%
Vitamin B12 0.1mcg 4%
Biotin 0.3mcg 0%
Chloride 289.7mg 15%
Pantothenate 0.8mg 20%
Phosphorus 324.5mg 25%
Iodine 2.6mcg 2%
Magnesium 172.6mg 40%
Zinc 2.4mg 20%
Selenium 6.2mcg 10%
Copper 0.6mg 70%
Manganese 2mg 90%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 12.1mcg 25%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Red Bell Pepper, Unsalted Diced Tomatoes (organic Tomatoes, Organic Tomato Juice, Citric Acid And Calcium Chloride), Spinach, Low Sodium Vegetable Broth (water, Organic Carrots, Organic Celery, Organic Onions, Organic Leeks, Organic Tomato Puree (organic Tomatoes, Sea Salt, Citric Acid), Organic Mushrooms, Organic Garlic, Organic Spices, Organic Sea Salt), Basil, Whole Grain Quinoa, Water, Olive Oil, Dry Roasted Pistachios, Parmesan Cheese (pasteurized Part-skim Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Garlic, Salt, Black Pepper.

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