• Serves 3
  • 70 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 8 Ingredients


I love capsicum and I love quinoa. They are so good together!


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Ingredients (serves 3)

  • 3 red peppers, cut in half lengthwise, deseeded
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, washed and rinsed
  • 1 cup hot water, or vegetable broth
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 small sweet potato, skin removed and diced
  • 1 handful pinenuts, toasted
  • olive oil
  • salt


  1. Preheat oven at 200 degrees.
  2. In a large baking dish lay the diced zucchini and sweet potatoes, and gently mix with olive oil.
  3. In an oven dish with lid, put quinoa, water (or stock) and salt. Put the lid on.
  4. Bake both dishes for half an hour. (Don't turn the oven off)
  5. In an oiled baking dish, transfer the capsicum.
  6. In a bowl mix together quinoa, roasted zucchini and sweet potatoes, and the pine nuts.
  7. Fill each half capsicum with the mix and bake for half an hour.
  8. I served them with a salad made with rocket, celery and halved grape tomatoes. Enjoy!


If you want you could add some cubed feta cheese to the mix too!

  • Something different to serve, thank you for this.


  • My husband loves stuffed peppers. I usually put rice in ours but will try this recipe out. Thanks for sharing.


  • I prefer rice to quinoa but thanks.


  • Perfect recipe to try out for meat free Monday’s. Looks delicious.


  • Well, now you don’t have any more excuse not to cook them yourself! :-)


  • I’ve never made stuffed peppers before… always love eating them though! :P


  • Ha! Ha! It is! It is! It reminds me of funny sentence I saw in Internet time ago. Let’s see if I can find it again.
    Here it is:
    “Never eat ingredients you can’t pronounce. Except quinoa. You should eat quinoa. ” :-)


  • Can’t wait to try this! Love quinoa, even if it is a weird word :p


  • Awesome awesome awesome ! just loved the combo and am sure family will love it too


  • i think that this recipe is something that my hubby would love. he loves stuffed capsicums but i haven’t used quinoa for stuffing before. it seems like a really clever idea though! very healthy alternative to mince and rice, which we usually use.

    • I’m glad you like it. If you are not sure your husband will like the quinoa, you could make a mix of quinoa and rice for example.


  • these look absolutely lovely, and easy to make


  • Combining different grains is an excellent idea!
    Kids may like this recipe too. My daughter does. And she’s crazy about peppers like me! :-)


  • I love this creative and delicious meal.


  • Just got dinner planned. These look and sound delicious. Can’t wait to try them. They sound quite healthy too. Thank you for the recipe!


  • Sounds good, only would skip the quinoa as I prefer just veggies. For my husband I stuff peppers and eggplant with a combi of quinoa / rice / couscous / buckwheat with meat and veggies though. My kids wouldn’t eat this (yet?) I’m afraid.


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