Day 17- Stuffed Bell Peppers with Tzatziki

I get so excited about Tzatziki and used it on my stuffed peppers once and it quickly became my staple with this dish.
Again, like all my recipes, they are simple easy and quick.

Tzatziki

  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced finely
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. white pepper
  • 1 cup greek yogurt, strained
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded and grated
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh dillCombine olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Mix until well combined. Using a whisk, blend the yogurt with the sour cream. Add the olive oil mixture to the yogurt mixture and mix well. Finally, add the cucumber and chopped fresh dill. Chill for at least two hours before serving.
    ***this makes A LOT of tzatziki you can easily make half and be good to go***

Stuffed Bell Peppers

  • 4 Peppers (any colour)
  • 1cup cooked quinoa
  • 1Tbsp EVOO
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • handful Mushrooms, diced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • Spices (I like to add whatever sounds good at the time) ex dill, basil etc
  • Salt and Pepper

Preheat oven to 350.
Put a pot on to boil, make sure its large enough to fit the peppers.
Cut the tops off the peppers and clean out the insides. You can cut the tops and add them to the veggie mix to saute later.
Place the peppers in boiling water until tender, 3-5min. Its really important not to over cook or they will fall apart.
Once they are done dunk in an ice bath and then on a towel to dry out.

Sweat the garlic and onion in a skillet with the oil, Add mushrooms and cook until tender. Add the cooked quinoa, spices, S&P to the veggies to combine.

Take the mixture and stuff the peppers. Place the stuffed peppers in a dish so they are upright. I like to use a square baking/casserole dish. Bake for 10 min
Serve with a dollop of tzatziki

If you want to add some meat you can add lean ground beef or some lamb.
you can also experiment with beans.

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