Jumbo green peppers were on sale at Harris Teeter last week so I decided to attempt some stuffed peppers. I have only ever made stuffed peppers with ground beef in them so I decided to try something different. I have been using Pinterest a lot lately and used it as an inspiration for my peppers. I went for a Mexican theme and they ended up pretty good.
3 jumbo green peppers (or 4 regular)
1 cup instant brown rice
1 can tomatoes with green chillies
1 can black beans
1 envelope of taco seasoning
pepper jack cheese
Preheat oven to 400. Cook rice per directions. Cut peppers in half and seed them and then microwave them for about 5 minutes. Then in a sauce pan add rice, tomatoes, black beans and taco seasoning and cook until heated. Put peppers cut side up in a baking pan and stuff each pepper with rice mixture. Top each pepper with a slice of pepper jack cheese. Then cover the whole pan with foil and cook for 15 minutes. Take the foil off and cook for 5 more minutes.
These came out pretty good. I would have liked my peppers to be a little softer (maybe microwave them more) but B really enjoyed them. The next day I microwaved one of the leftover peppers with some salsa and extra cheese. It was really good.
Yesterday Harris Teeter had lemon artichoke pesto on sale so I decided to make some pasta salad out of that.
Lemon Artichoke Pasta Salad with Veggies
1/2 box of shell pasta
1 medium zucchini
1 medium yellow squash
sun dried tomatoes
lemon artichoke pesto
Cook pasta. Slice and seed the zucchini and squash and then blanch them for a couple minutes. Mix pasta, squashes, chopped sun dried tomatoes, some fresh Parmesan cheese and some of the pesto. I also added in garlic salt, pepper and some red pepper flakes. My vegetarian sister approved this recipe.
Do you use Pinterest?
What is your favorite vegetarian dish?