Fruity Quinoa Stuffed Pepper

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recipe by Tenina Holder https://tenina.com/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    50mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    8
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    235

Fantastic as a vegetarian main dish, or as a side dish to accompany all the usual at Christmas time. Serve with a dollop of minted yoghurt, and garnished with additional snipped herbs and pine nuts.

Inspired by: https://tenina.com/recipes/fruity-quinoa-stuffed-peppers

recipe updated Sep 28, 2020

Ingredients

  • Dates icon
    Dates
    100 g (about 25)
  • Red bell pepper icon
    Red bell pepper
    8 (about 1.2 kg)
  • Quinoa icon
    Quinoa
    170 g (about 1 cup)
  • Water icon
    Water
    1 L (about 1 kg)
  • Fresh basil icon
    Fresh basil
    ¼ cup (about 10.8 g)
  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    ¼ cup (about 15.6 g)
  • Mint icon
    Mint
    ¼ cup (about 6.6 g)
  • Scallion icon
    Scallion
    4 (about 60 g)
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon
    ½ tsp (about 1.33 g)
  • Allspice icon
    Allspice
    ½ tsp (about 1.02 g)
  • Smoked paprika icon
    Smoked paprika
    ½ tsp (about 1.07 g)
  • Dried figs icon
    Dried figs
    100 g (about 3 ⅓)
  • Pistachios icon
    Pistachios
    70 g (about ½ cup)
  • Pine nuts icon
    Pine nuts
    50 g (about ¼ cup)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Dried cranberries icon
    Dried cranberries
    40 g (about ¼ cup)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    as needed

Tools

  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon Tm5 bowl
  • kCook icon Simmering basket
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 200°C
  2. Add quinoa to the simmering basket
  3. Add water to the TM5 bowl
  4. Cook quinoa - approx 15 min, 100°C, speed 3
  5. Transfer quinoa to large mixing bowl and let cool
  6. Add fresh basil, fresh parsley, mint, scallion, ground cinnamon, allspice and smoked paprika to the TM5 bowl
  7. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  8. Chop - approx 5 sec, speed 7
  9. Then add dried figs and dates to the TM5 bowl
  10. Chop - approx 3 sec, speed 6
  11. Then add pistachios, pine nuts, salt & pepper and dried cranberries to the TM5 bowl
  12. Chop - approx 3 sec, speed 4
  13. Line a clean baking sheet with parchment paper
  14. Transfer quinoa to mixture
  15. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil
  16. Add red bell pepper to the baking sheet
  17. Stuff mixture into peppers
  18. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil
  19. Bake until softened - 40 min, 200°C
  20. Serve
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