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Delicious Mediterranean Stuffed Bell Peppers: A Healthy and Flavorful Recipe

Updated: May 22, 2023

Welcome to our culinary adventure with Mediterranean Stuffed Bell Peppers!



This vibrant and nutritious dish combines the goodness of colorful bell peppers with a delightful medley of Mediterranean flavors.


Bursting with fresh ingredients like tomatoes, spinach, feta cheese, and aromatic herbs, these stuffed peppers offer a wholesome and satisfying meal. Whether you're following a Mediterranean diet or simply looking for a delicious way to incorporate more veggies into your meals, this recipe is a must-try.


Join us as we explore the art of creating these flavorful stuffed peppers and embark on a culinary journey that will delight your taste buds and nourish your body.





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What is Mediterranean Food?


Embark on a culinary adventure with Mediterranean food, a vibrant and flavorful cuisine that will transport your taste buds to the sun-drenched shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Discover the joys of fresh, seasonal ingredients bursting with color and taste.


From the tangy olives and aromatic herbs to the succulent seafood and hearty grains, Mediterranean cuisine is a celebration of bold flavors and wholesome goodness. Indulge in the luscious olive oil drizzled over crisp salads and savor the delightful medley of spices that dance on your palate.


Not only is Mediterranean food a feast for the senses, but it's also a pathway to a healthier lifestyle, known for its numerous health benefits.


So, let the Mediterranean spirit inspire your cooking and take your taste buds on a culinary voyage you won't soon forget!



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What You Will Need:

To prepare Mediterranean Stuffed Bell Peppers, you will need the following kitchen equipment:

Having these essential kitchen tools on hand will make the preparation process smooth and enjoyable, allowing you to create a delightful Mediterranean-inspired dish with ease.





Mediterranean Stuffed Bell Peppers


Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes

Servings: 4


Ingredients:

  • 4 bell peppers (any color)

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa

  • 1 cup diced tomatoes

  • 1/2 cup chopped Kalamata olives

  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and lightly grease a baking dish.

  2. Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes. Place the peppers in the baking dish and set aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, diced tomatoes, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, parsley, basil, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly combined.

  4. Spoon the quinoa mixture into the bell peppers, filling them to the top. Press the filling down gently to ensure they are tightly packed.

  5. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the bell peppers are tender.

  6. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes to lightly brown the tops of the peppers.

  7. Remove from the oven and let the stuffed peppers cool for a few minutes before serving.

Serve these Mediterranean Stuffed Bell Peppers as a satisfying main dish or a flavorful side. Enjoy the burst of Mediterranean flavors and the nutritious goodness of this delightful recipe.



Nutritional Information:


The nutritional information for Mediterranean Stuffed Bell Peppers can vary based on the specific ingredients and quantities used. However, as a general guideline, here is an approximate breakdown per serving:

  • Calories: around 300-350 calories

  • Protein: 15-20 grams

  • Fat: 10-15 grams

  • Carbohydrates: 30-35 grams

  • Fiber: 6-8 grams

  • Sodium: 400-500 milligrams

*Please note that these values are estimates and may vary depending on the ingredients and portion sizes you use. Additionally, the nutritional profile can be further modified based on your choice of fillings and adjustments to the recipe.*



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Mediterranean Stuffed Bell Peppers are a delicious and nutritious dish that brings the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean to your table. Packed with fresh vegetables, lean protein, and wholesome grains, this recipe not only satisfies your taste buds but also provides a balanced and nourishing meal.


By incorporating this into your regular menu, you can enjoy the health benefits associated with the Mediterranean diet, such as improved heart health, weight management, and overall well-being.


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