The Chef is a fan of three ways.
You know, when it comes to preparing dishes. He really likes taking one ingredient and preparing three different versions of the same item.
The other night he made three different coloured peppers stuffed with three different stuffings!
Let’s break down the fillings.
Filling # one:
- black beans
- cooked rice
Filling # two:
- cooked green lentils
- green olives
- chopped cilantro
- chopped parsley
- 1 clove minced garlic
Filling # three:
- cooked red lentils
- crushed tomato ( or tomato sauce)
- sun dried tomatoes
Feel free to add anything extra that you might like, but these are the basic ingredients.
So make up all these different fillings separately.
I know all that seems like a lot of work, but just keep the left overs because they make great “salad” accompaniments for your lunch for the rest of the week!!
Cut the peppers in half removing the insides. Sprinkle with a little olive oil and bake at 350 for about 12 minutes till they are a bit wilted.
Then stuff each pepper with one of the fillings, try to make the colour contrasts interesting. Or not.
These particular versions are all Vegan, but if you wanted to add some cheese on top to melt in, that would be very tasty too.
Bake for about 15 minutes or until they are heated through.
Enjoy with side salad or other veg.