Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Nutrition / July 4, 2014

Author: Monica Lam-Feist, BS

Monica is AlgaeCal’s Content Marketing Manager. Monica completed her studies at The University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received a B.S. degree in Life Sciences Communication and a B.A. degree in Sociology. She also received certificates in Digital Studies and Leadership. Monica was an elite athlete and played Varsity soccer for the Wisconsin Badgers, Vancouver Whitecaps and for the Canadian Women's National Team. She brings a holistic and unique perspective and pulls from her experience in athletics and health to write for AlgaeCal.

One of the most popular vegetable is…peppers! The main ingredient of this stuffed pepper dish is the bell pepper, which has a crunchy texture and is naturally sweet. Stuffed peppers are a fun and easy meal because you can pretty much put anything you want in them and they will turn out great! Also, bell peppers contains a high amount of Vitamin C; 1 cup of bell peppers have 156% of daily recommended intake.

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photo by VegaTeam

Yield : 4 servings

Prep Time : 20 mins

Cook Time : 1 hr

Total Cook : 1 hr and 20 mins


  • 4 different colored organic peppers
  • 1 cup of organic chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup organic yellow onion, chopped
  • 5 white organic mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup of sliced black olives
  • 1 clove organic garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup organic quinoa Stuffed Peppers
  • 1.5 cups of organic marinara sauce
  • 1 tbsp. cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. italian spices
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese

*Optional: lean ground turkey


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and add quinoa, stirring occasionally until fluffy (about 20 minutes)
  3. Cut the tops off of your peppers and scrape inside clean
  4. Place peppers on tray and into the oven (20 minutes)
  5. Saute onion, mushrooms, garlic and olive oil in pan
  6. Add chickpeas, olives, quinoa, marinara sauce, italian seasoning and salt and pepper
  7. Take out peppers and stuff with mixture
  8. Top with cheese slices
  9. Put peppers back in the oven for 10 minutes

*Did you know each color of pepper is associated with a different family of phytochemicals?

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