Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers

These stuffed peppers are hearty, lip-smacking delicious, simple to make and perfect for a quick healthy meal.

This one-dish meal is easy to prepare, full of protein, vegetables and nutrients.

You can make these ahead and just pop them in the oven when it’s close to lunch or dinner time.  Just as good the following day!

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Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 355 kcal


  • 60 g uncooked quinoa
  • 120 ml water or fish stock
  • 1 onion
  • 90 g sweet corn
  • 125 g canned tuna brine
  • 40 g Kalamata olives
  • 90 g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon
  • 2 / 3 peppers


  1. Cook the quinoa. In a saucepan, add the quinoa and the water or fish stock. Bring to boil over high heat. As soon as the water boils, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 25 minutes until all liquid is absorbed. Then fluff with a fork.

  2. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  3. Cut and clean the peppers.
  4. Add the cooked quinoa to a large mixing bowl and add all the remaining ingredients.
  5. Stuff the halved peppers with the quinoa mixture and place in a baking dish. Cover the dish in aluminium foil.
  6. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes covered. Then remove foil, increase heat to 200°C and bake for another 25 minutes; until peppers are soft and slightly golden brown.
  7. Serve and enjoy.
Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 355 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 511mg 21%
Potassium 869mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 10g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 22.3%
Vitamin C 199.1%
Calcium 7.4%
Iron 21.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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