Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers are a vegetarian dish that’s full of fragrant spices and fresh flavor. You’ll love this updated version of stuffed peppers and won’t miss the meat at all!
Happy Wednesday! Sorry there wasn’t a new recipe on Monday, but I figured you were all like me and enjoying the long weekend. Of course now that we spent the last three days relaxing and having fun, I’m sure the rest of the week will feel incredibly long.
After spending the last few days drinking far too much rosé and grilling more meat than I eat in a week, I thought a healthy vegetarian meal was in order. These Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers may be meatless, but they are by no means flavorless and they won’t leave you hungry.
I don’t make stuffed peppers very often, but every time I do I wonder why they’re not on my meal plan every week. There’s a about a million possibilities on what you can stuff them with. Everything from the traditional recipe you had when you were a kid to something more exotic, like this Mediterranean version.
As I’m sure you probably know, aside from Mexican and Southwest food, Greek and Mediterranean are my favorite ethnic food to both eat and cook. I love the spices used and how fresh the flavors always taste.
These Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers have so much flavor that you won’t even miss the meat. The peppers are stuffed with brown rice, garlic, red onion, chickpeas, green olives, sun dried tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, and of course feta.
The herbs and spices used are ones traditionally used in Mediterranean cuisine such as, oregano, cumin, allspice and fresh parsley.To really bring out the flavor of the dry spices, I sautéed them with the onion and garlic for a minute so that their natural oils would release and become even more fragrant.
The filling can be prepared a couple days ahead of time in case you have a busy night and not much time to deal with making and cooking dinner. The leftovers also reheat well, so it would be a great option if you meal prep.
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Nutrition Information: Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 279Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 477mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 8gSugar: 8gProtein: 8g