Fruity Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

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Serves 8-10 Prep Time 10 minutes   Cook Time 55 minutes   Rated:

Another of the Celebrate and Bake class recipes that you may have missed…fantastic as a vegetarian main dish, or as a side dish to accompany all the usual at Christmas time. Make sure you charr the peppers, so a hot oven is essential…we managed to do them in a pizza oven in Mandurah, the BBQ in Newcastle with great results.

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  • 170 Grams quinoa
  • 1 Litre water
  • 1 Handful basil
  • 1 Handful Italian parsley
  • 1 Handful mint
  • 4 spring onions/ shallots
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground smoked paprika
  • 100 Grams dried figs
  • 100 Grams dates, pitted
  • 40 Grams craisins
  • 70 Grams pistachios
  • 50 Grams pine nuts
  • Pinches pink salt flakes to taste BUY
  • Cracked black pepper to taste
  • 6 - 8 capsicums (peppers), any colour
  • Generous amounts Cobram Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil as needed BUY
  • Additional snipped herbs, toasted pine nuts to garnish



Place quinoa into simmering basket, insert into Thermomix bowl and pour water over the top. Cook 15 min/100ºC/speed 3. Remove quinoa and place into a large bowl to cool. Drain and dry Thermomix bowl.


Place herbs, spring onions and spices into Thermomix bowl and chop 5 sec/speed 7.


Add figs and dates and chop 3 sec/speed 6.


Add nuts and seasoning and chop 3 sec/speed 4.


Preheat oven to 200ºC. Line a large baking tray with paper. Cut peppers in half and remove seeds and stalk carefully.


Stir nut and herb mixture into quinoa and mix well, adding a little EVOO to the mixture.


Stuff peppers with mixture and arrange on prepared tray. Drizzle with a generous amount of EVOO. Roast for 40 minutes or until capsicum skin is soft and filling is well cooked.


Serve with a dollop of Minted Yoghurt, and garnished with additional snipped herbs and pine nuts.

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