Quinoa and Lentil Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa and Lentil Stuffed Peppers are a perfect vegetarian supper for both cold and warm weather seasons.  New Life Hiking Spa omits the Parmesan to make this an ideal vegan entree, too! 

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
Recipes: Entrees
Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
  • 1 large red pepper cut into halves and de seeded (or two small peppers, de-seeded)
  • 1/2 cup cooked lentils
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 4 oz. firm tofu
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 small carrot, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • Pinch fresh thyme and basil
  • 1 tablespoon Grated parmesan cheese
Method
  1. Saute onion, garlic, carrot and tofu.
  2. Add fresh herbs and continue to cook for another minute.
  3. Remove from heat and combine all ingredients except peppers
  4. Stuff pepper halves or small peppers with mixture and bake for 25 minutes at 350.
Notes
Stuffed Peppers are traditionally stuffed with a rice mixture, but this version, with quinoa and lentils, is a heartier, higher protein and higher fiber version. You can of course use your leftover rice as well.
 


About New Life Hiking Spa:

Founded in 1978, and now celebrating 40 years of wellness hospitality, New Life Hiking Spa has been a pioneer in the destination spa industry and is nationally recognized as an affordable fitness and wellness destination.  It offers seasonal hiking and weight-loss retreats in the Green Mountains of Vermont.  All-inclusive stays include hiking, fitness, yoga, massage, accommodations, meals, and more.

 

October 17, 2016 | | Tags:

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