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Bell Pepper Stuffed Quinoa with Mint Sauce Part 2 - Cooking the stuffed bell pepper and Making the Mint sauce

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I love quinoa and I wanted to make something that was flavorful and filling. The earthy, nutty flavor is complemented by a cooling mint and yogurt sauce. This recipe is a healthy dish that can be used as a side or as a light meal. It can be substituted for couscous also.
  Shallot 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), thinly sliced
  Freshly ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cumin powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Cilantro leaves 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Plain yogurt 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Mint leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Red bell pepper 4
  Quinoa 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)

In a blender/mixture, add mint leaves along with yogurt and cumin powder. Blend until it forms a creamy consistency and set aside. Feel free to add salt and pepper according to taste.
Preheat the oven at 350 degree.
In a non-stick pan, heat oil and sauté the sliced shallot until translucent. Add water and Quinoa (please cook Quinoa according to its package instructions). Add salt and pepper (adjust quantities to taste).
Cut the bell pepper tops and discard all seeds from the inside, just so the bell peppers become like little cups to hold the Quinoa. Stuff each bell pepper with the prepared quinoa. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil and place the bell peppers on it. Add fresh water to the tray, just enough that it touches the bottom of these bell peppers. This will help in even and faster cooking. To avoid burning of the bell pepper tops, place a foil paper to cover it. Place this tray in a preheated oven for 30-40 minutes at 350 degree. Remove from the oven.
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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
With the bell peppers prepared and the quinoa done, it is time to assemble and cook them. Watch Aarsi showing how to make the quinoa stuffed bell pepper and make the mint sauce. Appetizer, deliciously tempting!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 378 Calories from Fat 97

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g16.8%

Saturated Fat 2.8 g14%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 11 mg3.7%

Sodium 295.8 mg12.3%

Total Carbohydrates 57 g19%

Dietary Fiber 8 g32.2%

Sugars 9.3 g

Protein 14 g28%

Vitamin A 94.7% Vitamin C 277.4%

Calcium 17.5% Iron 25.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Bell Pepper Stuffed Quinoa With Mint Sauce Part 2 - Cooking The Stuffed Bell Pepper And Making The Mint Sauce Recipe Video