• María Fernanda López

Harissa Tahini Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers (Vegan & Gluten Free)

In honor of Nutrition Month, BabbleBoxx was kind enough to send me some goodies, sponsor this post for me to share a delicious and nourishing recipe... this one is hard to resist, trust me!


A delicious one minute brown rice and quinoa stuffed bell pepper along with some harissa tahini and serrano almonds! This is a tastebud pleaser and super easy to make no matter the cooking skills, nutrition is for everyone!



About these Harissa Tahini Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers:

Okay, this is legit the most epic, creamy and dreamy stuffed bell pepper, even a veggie hater will fall for this! The combination of flavors and textures is just out of this world; with the tahini and some smoky serrano almonds and extra flavor.


We are using the basic ingredients for these stuffed bell peppers; but with all the flavor! These are perfect for lunch or dinner. You can even pair them with your favorite protein and have these bell peppers as a side dish as well.


The beauty of this recipe is that it's good on its own or as a companion of your favorite meal, the ideas are simply endless and delicious.


Nutrition in this recipe:

Is anyone else a fan of bell peppers? Well this is a perfect veggie that works so well on so many recipes and it's incredibly versatile, stuff it, bake it, roasted it, sauce-it... the ideas are endless and this recipe is another proof and a reason to get some next time you are at the super market; it also provides us some vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants.


Let's not forget about one key ingredient, tahini! Made from sesame seeds, little power houses that adds some healthy fats, zinc and some B vitamins.


We are also using almonds that not also helps with the crunch but is also is a great source of vitamin E and some plant-based protein . Keeping this recipe delicious and making you feel so satisfied. It's just a must try!


 

Key Ingredients:

Using all plant-based ingredients here. Bell peppers, of course, that will work as our bowl or food container... epic! Have you tried stuffing vegetables such as bell peppers, zucchini or mushrooms? Just something you need to try and a great way to increase the intake and love for vegetables.


  • For the stuffing. I'm using Brown Rice & Quinoa Minute Cups that are super convenient it contains simple ingredients and just makes life easier! One minute in the microwave and done, such a tasty source of whole grains and fiber.

  • Add-ins. I included some of the Mighty Sesame Co. Harissa Squeezable Spicy Tahini to add a kick of flavor and creaminess to the mix, it's just so good and it will sneak in some zinc, B vitamins, iron and magnesium... among other nutrients!

  • Crunch factor! Some of these amazing 33 Recipe Smoky Serrano Almonds that will add that crunch, vitamin E and delicious flavor, they have other great flavors that you can check out on their website and all made with great ingredients... probably already obsessed!



Overall, these are the ingredients needed for these Harissa Tahini Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers:

I think that when it comes to making vegetables dishes more appealing no matter if we are dealing with a picky eater, or not, is always the presentation and playing with flavors; textures, colors and sauces. In this occasion we are also including some crunchy almonds and the creamy tahini that just blends so well with the brown rice and quinoa!


Just a great combination of all macro nutrients; plant-based sources of protein from the tahini and almonds mostly and some from amino acids from the brown rice and quinoa. We are adding those micro nutrients as well with the vegetables and of course, our power houses; almonds and sesame seeds... tahini!



The full instructions will be below along with the full measures for these bell peppers. This is just a super easy and flavorful recipe for you to enjoy and your body will love; source of fiber, nutrients and flavor


Overall this recipe is:

  • Vegan

  • Dairy Free

  • Gluten Free

  • Meal Prep Friendly

  • Delicious!


Other highlight ingredients worth checking out!

Nutiva Organic Classic Hazelnut Spread: This is a great alternative to the classic jar we all love and grew up with, but instead this one is made from organic ingredients, way less ingredients and actually, 40% less sugar that the leading brand.


I enjoy this one in my smoothies, baked goods and of course, on top a toast!


Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos: This one is a great substitute for soy sauce! Adds so much flavor to your meals and has 72% less sodium, made from organic ingredients, gluten free and even Whole 30 friendly.


You can pair these with your stir fried veggies, to marinate your proteins and to dip your rice or sushi!



The end result

Simple, playful and flavorful! A lot of qualities in this easy to make stuffed bell peppers. The harissa hummus along with all the crushed serrano almonds adds just the perfect crunch and creaminess we all love while adding some healthy fats!

Just a very easy and convenient way to enjoy some flavorful and nourishing meal. The perfect companion to your main dishes, you can also enjoy these with some chicken or roasted tofu!


Not boring or unhealthy! These are a great snack for kids and grown ups! For dinner, lunch, snack or appetizer! It's just so good, nobody will know that there are no eggs, gluten, dairy or any animal products here... these are completely vegan, gluten free and delicious.



This is a great recipe that your family or friends will love! Easy to prepare and elegant and fun no matter the occasion, this recipe is made to enjoy in the most effortless and most delicious way ever, I mean... only simple and minimal ingredients in a healthy gluten free and vegan that will surprise your tastebuds!


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With love,

María


 

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Harissa Tahini Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

By María Fernanda López

Serves 4 servings


Ingredients


Method

  1. Preheat the oven at 350F.

  2. Microwave the brown rice & quinoa cup for 1 minute.

  3. In a bowl mix all the rest of the ingredients and reserve the bell peppers.

  4. Stuff the bell peppers with the brown rice & quinoa mix.

  5. Bake for 35 minutes.

  6. Let it cool down and enjoy!


 


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