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Stuffed Pepper Recipe

A Reader Recipe: Farro and Tuna Stuffed Peppers For Two

This recipe for stuffed peppers for two was shared by FitSugar reader eatspinrunrepeat in our Healthy Recipe community group. These would make a perfect dinner for an easy date night!

Get the full recipe after the break.

Originally posted at Eat, Spin, Run, Repeat.

Ingredients

  • 2 yellow, orange, or red bell peppers
  • 1 cup cooked farro
  • 1 can light flaked tuna
  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced zucchini
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup diced cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tsp red-wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Cut peppers in half lengthwise. Cut out the stems, along with the seeds and membrane. Place the peppers in a large pot of boiling water for about 5 minutes to soften them slightly, then remove and pat dry. They should be softened, but sturdy enough to hold filling without collapsing.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until soft, about 4 minutes. Add zucchini, balsamic vinegar, oregano and thyme, and cook, stirring for about 2 minutes. Mix in the cooked farro, tuna, cherry tomatoes, red wine vinegar, parsley, and season with sea salt and pepper.

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Cook until heated throughout. Divide the filling among the pepper halves and serve.

Serves 2.

Nutrition per serving: 252 calories, 4g fat, 0g saturated fat, 18mg cholesterol, 216mg sodium, 39g carbs, 7g fiber, 9g sugar, 21g protein.

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Join The Conversation
JessieSP JessieSP 6 years
I love stuffed peppers. Back in the day I use to eat far too many. Although I have never tried them this way. This recipe sounds yummy.
Sootielaine Sootielaine 6 years
i remember my ate made stuffed peppers.
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