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Since it’s summertime, peppers are in season and the healthy recipe possibilities are endless! For one that also pacts a punch with protein and extra vegetables, look no further than this recipe for quinoa stuffed peppers with grilled vegetables and pesto.

Original recipe can be found here.

 

What you need

  • 1 cup of cooked quinoa
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup of chopped grilled vegetables of your choice
  • 1/2 cup of cherry tomato caprese
  • 1 tablespoon of pesto
  • olive oil

For the pesto sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon of pesto
  • a little dollop of water to thin out the dressing
  • A squeeze of lemon juice

 

Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees
  2. Clean out your pepper by cutting it in half and removing the seeds
  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine the quinoa, grilled vegetables, cherry tomato caprese and pesto
  4. Mix together well
  5. Divide the stuffing between halves of the pepper
  6. Prepare the pesto sauce by mixing the pesto, lemon juice and water together until you reach the desired consistency of your choice
  7. Drizzle the peppers with the sauce before serving

 

And there you have it, a perfectly healthy and delicious in-season summer treat!

 

 

What do you think?

Have you tried this recipe? What are your favorite healthy treats to make during the summer? Let us know in the comments section below!

Anna Patrick Author: Anna Patrick

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