Garbanzo-Stuffed Mini Peppers

 

Garbanzo Stuffed Mini-Peppers

Taste of Home
These garbanzo-stuffed mini peppers make for a delicious and easy snack or appetizer. They are also a great side dish for parties and pot-lucks.
Prep Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack, Veggie Side-Dish
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 32
Calories 25 kcal

Equipment

  • Food processor

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can (15-ounce) garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (plus more for garnish)
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 16 miniature sweet peppers

Instructions
 

  • Wipe off the top of the garbanzo bean can. Drain and rinse beans.
  • Wash peppers and cilantro leaves. Pat dry.
  • In a food processor, place cumin powder, garbanzo beans, cilantro, water, vinegar, and salt.
  • Pulse the mixture in the food processor for 30 seconds to one minute, or until blended.
  • Slice peppers in half lengthwise. Remove seeds and membranes.
  • Spoon the mixture into the pepper halves.
  • Top with cilantro to garnish, and refrigerate until serving.

Notes

Smart Shopping Tips
  • You can keep leftover cilantro fresh longer by wrapping a damp paper towel around the bottom of the stems and placing in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
 
Cooking & Serving Tips:
  • If no-salt added or reduced sodium garbanzo beans are not available, rinsing them under running water will reduce the total amount of sodium by about half.
  • You can replace the cilantro with fresh basil or Italian or curly parsley.
  • You can bring out more of the flavor of the ground cumin, through “blooming.” This is done by mixing the powder with a liquid (water, vinegar, etc.) until it forms a paste, then heat it over medium heat on an oiled pan until the liquid has evaporated. Make sure to remove the powder from the heat quickly afterwards to prevent burning.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5pepperCalories: 25kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 0.8gSodium: 40mgPotassium: 90mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 2gCalcium: 6mg
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