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Quinoa Stuffed Peppers-How fun is this summer block party?! It is so easy to create one of your own. The DIY giant yard yahtzee looks so fun and the BYOB (build your own burrito bowl) bar looks scrumptious! With easy party ideas like watermelon eating contest, watermelon on a stick for easy eating and healthy yet delicious party food, you have everything you need to throw a fantastic backyard bash!
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Summer Block Party-Quinoa & Pepper Pilaf

These light and flavorful dish is perfect for summer parties
Prep Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free pilaf, gluten free stuffed peppers, quinoa and pepper pilaf
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 218kcal
Author: Chandice


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa rinsed
  • 2 cups Swanson® Certified Organic Vegetable Broth or Swanson® Vegetable Broth
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  • Heat the oil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the shallot and garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the peppers and quinoa and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the broth and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the quinoa is tender and the liquid is absorbed. Stir in the parsley. Season, if desired.


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 476mg | Potassium: 397mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1410IU | Vitamin C: 96.2mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2.4mg