Quinoa Stuffed Green Peppers

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

6 large green peppers
1 ½ cups dry quinoa
3 cups water
3 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
season salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

1. Slice off top of green peppers, remove seeds
2. Rinse quinoa before cooking to remove the coating of a bitter substance called saponins.
3. Bring water to a boil.
4. Stir in quinoa, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until all of the water is absorbed.
5. Stir in tomatoes and **chopped onions.
6. Add season salt to taste.
7. Divide between the green peppers
8. Place in a baking dish or muffin tins.
9. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until peppers are slightly tender.
10. ENJOY!

Nutrition facts: Calories 200; carbs 38grams; protein 7grams; fat 2 grams
Variations: Try yellow, red and orange peppers instead of, or with, the green.

For a heartier filling, add ½ cup shredded cheese. I like Colby.

**If you prefer your onions less crunchy, sauté them in a little olive oil before adding to the mixture.

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