The spirit of Cinco de Mayo comes alive with these roasted nectarine, jalapeno, and brie stuffed poblanos. With a mix of sweet and spicy flavor, they are a fiesta in your mouth!
roasted nectarine, jalapeno, and brie stuffed poblanos

In all of my haste to describe to you just how wheezy I was in Washington D.C. last weekend, I forgot to tell you about the best part of my 48 hours in our nation’s capital.

Given the fact that I was standing on line to buy cupcakes when it happened, you’ll be surprised to know that it involves a boy and his hair.


Namely the.boy and his hair.

A very particular, very white hair to be precise.

A hair that I squealed upon seeing and then immediately requested to pluck out so that I could prove it’s existence to him.

He said no and then I plucked it out anyway.

It was the best.


I’m so much fun to wait in cupcake lines with.

And while the cupcakes may not have been worth the wait (or the money), I wouldn’t have traded it for anything.

Other than finding two white hairs. But on a 27-year-old’s head, that’s probably too much to ask for.


In case you’re keeping gray hair score:

The.Boy: 2, Joanne: 0.

But in this case, the person with the most points is the loser.

Sorry, babe.


If you need me I’ll be doing my fiesta dance while eating my fiesta poblanos, which are simultaneously sweet, spicy, and smothered in gooey goat’s brie.

They’re a little crazy with their jalapeno’ed up roasted stone fruit and quinoa filling, but there is no better way to celebrate your significant other’s gray hair or Cinco de Mayo week (yes, WEEK).



Roasted Nectarine, Jalapeno, and Brie Stuffed Poblanos
The spirit of Cinco de Mayo comes alive with these roasted nectarine, jalapeno, and brie stuffed poblanos. With a mix of sweet and spicy flavor, they are a fiesta in your mouth!
Yield: 6 servings
  • 3 nectarines, pitted and chopped into ½-inch dice
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1¼ cups quinoa, rinsed
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp adobo sauce
  • 6 poblano peppers
  • 8 oz goat brie, coarsely chopped
  1. Heat oven to 425F.
  2. In a glass baking dish, toss together the nectarines, brown sugar, jalapeno and a pinch of salt. Bake for 20 minutes. Set aside.
  3. In the meantime, combine the quinoa and the water in a medium pot along with a good pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and then lower to a simmer, cooking until water has evaporated, about 15-20 minutes.
  4. While the quinoa is cooking, whisk together the olive oil, garlic, adobo sauce, and salt to taste in a small bowl. Toss the cooked quinoa with the honey chipotle dressing and the peach and jalapeno mix. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  5. Line a 9x13-inch pan with parchment paper. Cut a slit in the poblanos as well as the stem from the top. Carefully remove the inner membranes and seeds without totally splitting open the pepper. Arrange the poblanos on the baking pan so that they all fit, and then fill with the quinoa mixture. Top evenly with the goat brie.
  6. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until poblano is roasted through and tender and the cheese is melted. Serve warm.
Heavily adapted from Half Baked Harvest
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 stuffed pepper

For more fun Cinco de Mayo recipes, check out these:

Stacked Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas

Green Goddess Enchiladas

Artichoke Enchiladas

Mexican Fiesta Chopped Salad

Layered Pasilla-Tortilla Casserole with Black Beans, Mushrooms and Chard

Beer Bean- and Cotija-Stuffed Poblanos


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58 Responses to Roasted Nectarine, Jalapeno, and Brie Stuffed Poblanos

  1. These sound so good! I’d have to use rice or something, because I just cannot with quinoa, but aside from that these look like heaven!

  2. These are really unique, Joanne! What a very interesting and delicious sounding combination of ingredients and flavors!

  3. Haha your story totally made me laugh. I can’t wait till I find a gray on the hubs! And, dang girl, these poblanos? GIMME! Love brie cheese!

  4. Trisha says:

    Ha! Adam’s paranoid about getting a receding hairline, so he’s always asking for assurance that his forehead is still the same size. He’d flip if I found a gray hair though…haha! These poblanos–>almost too hot to handle. Can’t wait to try this spicy/sweet/cheesy combination!

  5. Brie always needs to be stuffed into a poblano now….always. Yum!!

  6. Oh my. I would love one (or two or three) of these stuffed poblanos for my dinner tonight! Am loving the unique combo of ingredients.

  7. I need these now! What could be better than roasted nectarines and brie stuffed inside jalapenos, so good!

  8. I would never think to combine nectarines with cheese, but I absolutely love this !

  9. Josh and I play this game where I point out gray hairs, he cries and begs me not to touch them, and then I pluck them out. In 4 years, I’ve found like 8 hairs after all of his talk of “have fun going gray later, my family’s hair doesn’t do that sort of thing” HA! These poblanos sound the perfect way to celebrate gray-hair week. uhhh, Cinco de Mayo week 😉 Stuffed poblanos are sort of my go-to in mexican restaurants, but they’re usually just stuffed with cheese and not half as amazing as these sound

  10. debbie says:

    I had my first gray hair at 27 too! Now, forget it….lost count and don’t know since my hair is colored!!! Love this Mexican recipe. A twist on the usual stuff.

  11. Lynn says:

    Having just had an overripe banana for a snack – I would give anything to have one of those peppers. Yum.

  12. This is why I heart you. I never would have thought to put nectarines inside a poblano pepper. Brilliant. Oh, and the cheese. Swoon.

  13. Hhahah, I have seen a few gray hairs too and I am not even 30 yet. Bad genes I say. Oh there is an African saying that if you pluck a gray hair, 30 more will come to it’s funeral. So let them be!! Sweet and spicy peppers will make him (and me) feel better about the impending grays.

  14. These sound amazing- I love the sweet and salty flavours. These would make a brilliant dinner!

  15. sandra says:

    wow – I would never thought to put nectarines in poblanos. sounds amazing, or really bad, I can’t decide. The kind of thing I might do (although I just said I never would have). I admire your bravery. And your youth 🙂

  16. SallyBR says:

    You do realize you hurt my gray feelings, don’t you?

    (excuse me while I move away from the computer to sob a little)

  17. Oh my GOSH the pictures of those nectarines have me drooling. I can’t get over all these flavors together. It sounds fantastical!

    I totally did the same freak out/pluck with the Mr. about a year ago when I found a gray hair on him. It was incredibly satisfying. Unfortunately, he’s found two on me since. Looks like I celebrated a little too early. 🙁

  18. What a ‘useful’ wait you had in the cupcake line, Joanne!
    These poblanos are so creatively delicious-sounding. Brie and nectarines plus a little spice sounds like a match made in heaven!

  19. Holy moly do these sound incredible!!!

  20. cheri says:

    This sounds amazing, love this combination, so unusual! Sounds like you used your time very wisely in the cupcake line, (just a little snicker, snicker here).

  21. Shashi says:

    What a delightful combo of sweet and spicy! Unfortunately not as delightful as The Boy. And His.Hair.Find! 🙂

  22. Julia says:

    Julia: 1 the.boy: 2 Joanne: 0

    Getting old’s a sonofabeehive 😉

    THESE POBLANOS! So wonderful in all their nectarine-y quinoa-y splendor! Loving all up on them!

  23. Pam says:

    Just wait until you have kids – the white hairs will pop out daily!!!

    These stuffed poblanos look absolutely AMAZING. Love the textures and flavors. YUM.

  24. Lisa says:

    OH! That is just what I want right now. What a stunning combination of flavors. Another must try. How could I resist the heat?

  25. These photos are gorgeous and I want to swan dive right into one of these stuffed poblanos and never leave.

  26. in my case, boy-1 dixya-several 🙁 and anything with brie is a winner!

  27. Now I want to eat one million juicy nectarines…. and some of these stuffed poblanos.

  28. Eileen says:

    Where are you finding nectarines already? I guess I need to go to the farmer’s market, because if you can get them in NYC…well. They had better show up in California soon. 🙂 These peppers sound intriguing–what a crazy stuffing combination!

  29. Can’t wait the stone fruit season arrive here! Those stuffed poblanos look mouthwatering, Joanne.

  30. OMG Joanne, I’m so, so hungry now!! I’s 10pm and I am still working at the Uni and these poblanos look amazing!! I’m so gonna make some as soon as I can 🙂
    Have a nice week!

  31. P says:

    This looks like the most amazing Cinco de Mayo dish!

  32. Oh goodness. Paul’s been gray since high school… and well, I’m at the point where hair dye is becoming part of the conversation. Oy. Most importantly, I am so glad you didn’t say there was a hair in your cupcake. ‘Cause that’s where I thought you were going!

  33. Tina says:

    Me, a total baby about the heat of peppers – yikes! But I love everything else about this, just have to stuff a green pepper or something bland, haha

  34. Stuffed poblano a is one of my favorites. This combination of flavors makes me happy.

  35. Megan says:

    The roasted nectarines sound like such an awesome component to these.

  36. Elizabeth says:

    But, but, but, Joanne! White hairs are badges of honour. Poor you that you don’t have any yet. 😉

    I would never have thought of roasting nectarines, mixing them with goat’s cheese and stuffing them into poblanos. Wow. Very cool.

  37. What a GREAT idea! I love sweet and spicy— then you added cheese- IN LOVE!

  38. Corina says:

    I’d never have thought to put these ingredients together but they sound yummy.

  39. I sympathise with the.boy – I think I’ve had odd white hairs since 26! It’s a sad trait I inherited from my mother. This nectarine mix would fix all hair woes though…

  40. Johanna GGG says:

    sounds amazing – the stuffed jalapenos not the hair – as for the hair, I think grey hair is better than no hair at all 🙂

  41. Christina says:

    Ahaha the first person to find white hairs on my head better pluck them out 🙂

  42. This recipe sounds like it was made for Cinco de Mayo. Sounds delicious.

  43. Danguole says:

    I got super stoked when I saw nectarines+jalapenos on your Instagram–and THEN to see Brie and poblanos, too? Oof. I am so into this dish. It looks like one hell of a mouth-party.

  44. Hotly Spiced says:

    I wish my grey hair count was zero. I’ve never heard of that Mexican Day – it’s not celebrated here. I do love the look of your nectarines and it’s going to be so long before I see them in the shops again xx

  45. Betty says:

    We stopped counting gray hairs long ago- sad to say I have more than my husband. We’d both love these stuffed poblanos though. 🙂

  46. Katerina says:

    Well you may be a winner my dear but mark my words, men in grey hair look very attractive while women look just old! So you may be a winner now but he doesn’t have to do anything to fix this! Your peppers look absolutely mouthwatering!

  47. I love seeing all the Cinco de Mayo recipes, and this is such a versatile one. Brie and nectarines ( particularly roasted) are very comfortable together and when you add Quinoa everyone is interested. Leave those hairs alone!

  48. Kate says:

    I love brie with just about any fruit.

  49. Katie says:

    ooooh Joanne these look so good – and hurrah for spotting the hair (that’s one of my favourite games to play too!)

  50. Nectarine and brie with spicy jalapeños? What a delicious idea 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  51. Wow this truly looks magnificent. How original. Making extra and freezing I bet it would work well. I truly need to move over to the city so that we can share food 🙂

  52. grace says:

    sweet, spicy, and oh-so-ooey-gooey! what a unique stuffed pepper, and one i know i’d enjoy!

  53. Reeni says:

    Sweet and spicy, gooey and cheesy – I’m in lust! Those roasted nectarines look incredibly yummy. My Mom always says (as I’m plucking mine) two grays will grow for every one you pull out. Don’t tell the. boy. 🙂

  54. Thank you for making me drool all over my laptop this morning. WOWZA!!!! Also, I have no sympathy for the.boy. My grays have been rockin’ and rollin’ since I was like 18. Thank God for hair dye 😉

  55. Shannon says:

    woah, what a unique combination, love it!

  56. Kinsey says:

    That is too funny! I have one lone gray hair (but I’m only 18!Aaah!) but I wouldn’t mind if someone mentioned it if it still meant I was going to get a cupcake!

  57. sara says:

    Fun! What a cool combo of flavors…I need to try this!

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