April 23, 2015

Roasted Peppers and Quinoa

I've been making healthier dinners, along with trying new things, lately as part of my Three New Dinners Challenge. One of the new dinners we tried and loved this past month was roasted red peppers and quinoa. As a meatless meal, the focus is more on the veggies and other forms of protein (the quinoa). That also means it's good for your budget (here are some tips help you stretch your grocery budget). It is so simple to make, healthy, yet oh-so yummy.

Roasted Peppers and Quinoa
Makes enough for two adults and one child, with one or two lunches leftover

Ingredients
5 large peppers, green, yellow and/or red
Morton's Nature's Seasoning
Olive oil
1 cup dry quinoa

Directions
Core, deseed, and cut peppers into strips
Mix peppers and a small amount of olive oil, just enough to lightly coat them
Place peppers on cookie sheet in a single layer
Sprinkle on seasoning to taste
Set oven to roast at 350 (if you don't have a roast setting, set it to bake)
Put peppers in pre-heated oven for 30-45 minutes, until crisp
Prepare quinoa according to directions on package
Serve peppers and quinoa together




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20 comments:

  1. Would you believe me if I said I've never tried Quinoa? I keep seeing it around and have wanted to. Maybe this is a good recipe to start with!

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    1. It's actually really good and easy to make. I'd been leery, then tried it and love it. It's a good source of protein, without having to have meat.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this. I have an unopened box of quinoa in my cupboard and have yet to ever make any dishes with it!

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    1. Give it a try! It's so easy to make and tastes great. :)

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  3. I've never cooked with quinoa but I love peppers...this sounds good. Thanks for showing us how to make it!

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    1. You're welcome! I hadn't cooked with peppers much, now I'm making them all the time. My next pepper recipe is going to be stuffed peppers.

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  4. I've been dabbling with Quiona! My kids love it so I need to cook way more with it!

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  5. I've been meaning to pick up some more quinoa. I love all kinds of peppers so I should make this!

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  6. Peppers are my husband's favorite. I'll try these.

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  7. This looks great! I am going to have to try this for dinner, we love peppers!

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  8. I think this is just awesome.

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  9. I usually sautee mine. I love this option better because I can throw it in the oven and walk away!

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  10. Looks great. I haven't cooked with Quinoa before.

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  11. oh! I haven't tried this before looks very delicious and interesting, I'd love to try this one, thank you for sharing!

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  12. I look putting peppers in a lot of things, roasting them seems like a nice added thing to do to them.

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  13. This looks delish! :) I would definitely go and try this out! Thank you for sharing.

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  14. this looks delicious and healthy! Thanks for sharing

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  15. I love roasting peppers. Great flaver.

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  16. I adore roasted peppers; they are so flavorful

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  17. Roasting peppers is mostly in my list of the week! I so love them and found your recipe a totally worth trying and I am sure the results will be good too!

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