Stuffed Hatch Chiles with quinoa and cilantro lime cream sauceNew Mexican Hatch chile peppers are stuffed with red quinoa, veggies, and cashew cheese for a mouth-watering main course that’s vegan and gluten-free. It’s topped with bright cilantro-lime “cream” sauce and a simple salsa of corn, sweet bell peppers, and fresh cilantro.

This is recipe number two using the Hatch chile shipment. Click here for the Scalloped Potatoes with Roasted Hatch chiles recipe. This time, I left the mild chiles whole, letting them be the vessel for a savory stuffing of sauteed veg and red quinoa mixed with an easy “cheese” made from raw cashews.

Suitable for:
vegan, gluten-free, low-sodium, reduced-sugar diets

Not for:
migraine diets

Cilantro-lime cream sauce
Add a large handful of cilantro to the rest of the cashew paste. Squeeze in the juice of one lime. Process, adding 1 T. of water at a time until you get a creamy sauce consistency.

Corn and red pepper salsa
Mince one red bell pepper, add the cooked kernels from one ear of corn (or about 1 C. frozen corn, cooked), mince some cilantro. Mix well. Add sea salt and black pepper to taste.

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Stuffed Hatch Chiles with quinoa and cilantro lime cream sauce

Stuffed Hatch Chile Peppers | Cilantro-Lime Cream Sauce

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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 5 hrs 20 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 cup cashews raw (130 g)
  • 1 tsp flax seeds (ground)
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (fresh)
  • 1 bunch cilantro coriander, Chinese parsley
  • 1/2 cup quinoa red or tan
  • 1 limes
  • 2 ounces mushrooms cremini
  • 3 ounces zucchini summer squash (1 small)
  • 1 carrots
  • 1 onions red, small, finely chopped
  • 6 chile peppers (Hatch or Anaheim mild)
  • 1 bell peppers red
  • 1 ear corn 1 cup frozen kernels (90 g)


Per serving:
  • 251 calories
  • 11 g fat
  • 2 g saturated fat
  • 5 g monounsaturated fat
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat
  • 0 g trans fat
  • 0 g cholesterol
  • 101 mg sodium
  • 506 mg potassium
  • 33 g carbohydrate
  • 5 g fiber
  • 7 g sugars
  • 10 g protein
  • 7 Weight Watchers Points Plus
Required FTC disclosure: Thanks again to Melissa's Produce for the chiles.