Paleo Vegetarian Stuffed Pepper: Mexican Style

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I am in love with roasted/stuffed peppers. Different styles, different tastes, different inspirations. I based this on my famous Black beans on Brussel Sprouts recipe and spinach enchilada. During my stay here in San Diego, I have fallen in love with the simplicity and taste of Mexican cuisine. So here is a stuffed Pepper Mexican style.

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Ingredients

  • Bell pepper/Sweet pepper

For the stuffing

  • Black beans: 1 cup cooked/canned
  • Spinach: 2 cups chopped
  • Garlic: 2-3 cloves
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cumin/Coriander powder
  • Jalapeno peppers: to taste
  • Lemon juice: 1 tbsp
  • Grated Mexican style cheese: 1-2 tbsp (optional)

Dressing

  • Greek yogurt/regular yogurt: 1/4 cup
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cumin/Coriander powder
  • Red chili powder
  • Lemon juice: 1 tbsp

Preparation

  • Roast pepper as usual (see recipe below)
  • Heat oven to 350 F.
  • Chop all the veggies. I love a ceramic knife because it prevents the veggies from discoloring.
  • Slice the top of the bell pepper and scoop out the seeds and making it a nice little bowl
  • Season the pepper with 1/2 tbsp olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Place the pepper face down on a cookie sheet and roast it for ten minutes.
  • In the meanwhile, place a skillet on medium high and heat the rest of the olive oil.
  • Add the garlic and spinach and cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Add black beans, jalapeno peppers, salt, pepper and cumin-coriander powder.
  • Cook for 3-5 minutes and set it aside.
  • Mix up the dressing
  • Mix it with the stuffing.
  • Stuff the pepper
  • Top with grated cheese if you like.
  • Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is bubbly,
  • Dig in and enjoy!
  • Top with salsa and sour cream if you like. Serve with an avocado slice on the side.

Variations

  • If you want to go vegan, skip the yogurt and cheese and instead use an avocado based cream dressing for the stuffing.
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4 Responses to Paleo Vegetarian Stuffed Pepper: Mexican Style

  1. I know a lot of people who are gravitating towards a more paleo-centered diet. This recipe looks fabulous, very healthy.

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  2. Nicola says:

    We call them capsicums in Australia, and I just love them. I will certainly be giving this one a try being an avid Mexican cuisine lover.

    Liked by 1 person

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