Recipe

Stuffed capsicums

Baked until soft and sweet and stuffed with lentils, quinoa, fetta, and black olives for a truly impressive meal.

  • 3 hrs 45 mins cooking
  • Makes 5 Item
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Ingredients

Stuffed capsicums
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium_piece brown onion (150g), chopped finely
  • 3 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup (280g) bottled passata
  • 3/4 cup (150g) quinoa
  • 1 cup (250ml) chicken stock
  • 400 gram canned brown lentils, rinsed, drained
  • 180 gram greek fetta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/3 cup (50g) pitted black olives, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped
  • 5 medium_piece capsicums (1kg)

Method

Stuffed capsicums
  • 1
    Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat; cook onion and garlic, stirring, for 5 minutes or until onion softens. Add paste, passata, quinoa and stock; bring to the boil. Remove from heat. Stir in lentils, cheese, olives and herbs. Season to taste.
  • 2
    Cut tops from each capsicum; reserve tops. Using a small spoon, scoop out the membranes and seeds. Trim bases level so that the capsicums stand upright in the slow cooker. Divide quinoa mixture among the capsicums; replace the tops.
  • 3
    Place the capsicums into a 4.5-litre (18-cup) slow cooker. Cook, covered, on high, for 3 hours.

Notes

Choose capsicums that are taller rather than wider, so they all fit into the slow cooker. Passata is sieved tomato puree; it is available from supermarkets. Quinoa, pronounced 'keen-wa', is the seed of a leafy plant similar to spinach. It has a delicate, slightly nutty taste and chewy texture. It is available from most supermarkets and health-food stores.

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