Sweet Mini Pepper Poppers with no guilt

So I love getting sweet peppers when I do my grocery run but never seem to have many ideas for what to do with them other than add them to my salads. Well this time I decided to curb my hunger with them by making some delicious poppers and filling them with cashew cream.

As you may or may not be aware I’m trying my hand this year at eating mostly plant-based foods. So I am always looking for interesting ways to add vegetables to my diet. I know how easy it is to get into a slump and think that all you can eat are salads, but that gets boring real fast.

So let’s get started on making these amazing poppers that you can make for your guests as appetizers or as a meal to eat on the go, especially for busy people who never seem to have a moment to sit down and have a meal (please don,t make that a habit..make time to enjoy your meals).

Ingredients

6-7 Sweet Peppers

1 cup cashews (soaked and rinsed)

1/2 cup water

salt and pepper to taste

coriander for garnish

1 tsp. smoked paprika

1/4 tsp.cayenne

1 tbsp. soy sauce

1 tsp. garlic powder

scallions

panko bread crumbs

oil for drizzling

Set your oven to 375*

Cut the peppers in half and remove the seeds. Make the cashew cheese by blending the water,cashews, soy sauce, cayenne, salt and pepper, garlic powder, hot sauce in a blender or food processor until they get smooth. Taste the cashew cream and make sure it tastes just right for you. The cashew cream is the star of this meal so make sure you like it.

Now go ahead and spoon the cheese into the individual peppers and sprinkle some panko bread crumbs into each of the individual peppers. Lastly drizzle some oil and place them in a baking dish and into the oven for 15-20 minutes.

When ready, take them out of the oven and garnish them with scallions and you can even add some herbs you like. I love cilantro…so I always garnish everything with cilantro lol. Hope you enjoy the quick meal. Let me know how you like them in the comment section below.

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