Quinoa and vegetable stuffing

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Quinoa and vegatable stuffing
Quinoa and vegatable stuffing
  • Serves: 8

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

Quinoa and vegetable stuffing is super tasty and the perfect option if you're vegan or vegetarian, plus it's gluten-free and dairy-free so everyone can tuck in. It's packed with flavour and veg, so no one is missing out - even meat-eaters will love it! It's better for you than most traditional stuffing recipes and it makes an interesting change from the usual.


  • 3 shallots, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1tsp each coriander seeds, fennel seeds and nigella seeds
  • Handful each sage, parsley and chives
  • 200g quinoa
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 1 courgette, grated
  • 2 raw beetroots, grated


  1. Gently fry the shallots and garlic in 1tbsp oil for 5-6 mins. Stir in the spices and herbs until fragrant.

  2. Meanwhile, cook the quinoa according to the pack instructions with the vegetable stock cube.

  3. Heat the oven to 180C, gas 4. Divide the shallot mixture and quinoa between two bowls. Add the courgette to one bowl and the beetroot to the other. Mix well, then shape into balls.

  4. Place on an oiled baking tray and bake the stuffing balls for 20-30 mins until cooked.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 120(kcal)
  • Fat 4.0g
  • Saturates 0.6g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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