Roasted Capsicum Stuffed with Quinoa

Roasted Capsicum Stuffed with Quinoa

This recipe works well as a great vegetarian light lunch or you can even serve it as a side with grilled chicken or fish.

CAL P/SERVE
127
kJ P/SERVE
530
FAT P/SERVE
3.8g
CARBS P/SERVE
13.0g
PROTEIN P/SERVE
7.4g
SUGAR P/SERVE
6.2g
SODIUM P/SERVE
57g
FAT
%
1.5%
ENERGY RDI%
6%

Prepare a few of these when you have people over for a BBQ, simply place them on the BBQ or in an oven and serve in place of salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 large red capsicums (aka bell pepper)
  • ½ cup quinoa cooked with 1 cup water
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 stick celery, chopped
  • 1 spring onion sliced
  • 1 tbsp. parsley chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Sprinkle oregano
  • ½ cup ricotta
  • 4 button mushrooms, chopped

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F).
  2. Cook quinoa in medium pot of boiling water and cook 4-5 minutes or as per pack instructions. Drain and set aside.
  3. Cut red capsicums in half-length ways and remove pith and seeds.
  4. Place on oven tray lined with baking paper.
  5. In a bowl mix all the ingredients – tomato, celery, spring onion, garlic, oregano, parsley, ricotta and button mushrooms.
  6. Fluff quinoa with fork and to the mixture.  Season with cracked pepper.
  7. Spoon mixture into each capsicum half and bake in oven for 40 minutes or until capsicum has softened.
  8. Serve immediately with a small side salad.

Nutrition Table

Servings: 4 Serving size:250g
Average Serve Average 100g
Energy 530 kJ 212 kJ
  127 Cal 51 Cal
Protein 7.4 g 3.0 g
Fat, total 3.8 g 1.5 g
- Saturated 1.6 g 0.7 g
Carbohydrate 13.0 g 5.2 g
- Sugars 6.2 g 2.5 g
Sodium 57 mg 23 mg

This recipe was developed by Sharrelle Haywood and the Food Photography is courtesy of Factory59. In order to have permission to use this recipe on your website or blog, you must include a website link to weightloss.com.au with the recipe to acknowledge our copyright.

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