Baked Cubanelle Peppers With Quinoa

I frequently see green Cubanelle peppers in the stores but seldom run across ripe red ones. They were a good size for stuffing, and I decided on quinoa for the filling. A minute in the microwave made them supple enough to clean out without tearing wide open.

 

The ingredients for the quinoa filling were:

  • quinoa
  • carrot
  • water
  • kosher salt
  • black beans
  • jalapeños
  • sun dried tomatoes
  • green onions
  • cilantro

To account for the moisture in the carrot I measured it in with the water for the correct ratio of liquid to quinoa (3:1).

quinoa stuffed cubanelle peppers

quinoa stuffed cubanelle peppers

quinoa stuffed cubanelle peppers

quinoa stuffed cubanelle peppers

quinoa stuffed cubanelle peppers

quinoa stuffed cubanelle peppers

quinoa stuffed cubanelle peppers

quinoa stuffed cubanelle peppers

 

Presentation would have been more attractive if the peppers hadn’t been baked so long and/or if they had been baked (and served) in individual size baking dishes. The flavors, however, were on the money.

quinoa stuffed cubanelle peppers

quinoa stuffed cubanelle peppers

 

Homemade salsa with fermented ingredients (tomatoes, onions and garlic) was like icing on a cake.

quinoa stuffed cubanelle peppers

 

There was enough of the quinoa left for a cold salad the next day served on steamed cabbage leaves along with sautéed mushrooms, onion, garlic and spinach. Salsa on top, of course.

quinoa stuffed cubanelle peppers

quinoa stuffed cubanelle peppers

quinoa stuffed cubanelle peppers

quinoa stuffed cubanelle peppers



 


5 thoughts on “Baked Cubanelle Peppers With Quinoa

  1. We have quinoa quite often, but I never think to put lovely veggies in with it. I should lace leftover quinoa with leftover veggies for a nice colorful dish like you show here. ;->

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

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