Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers | Healthy Veggie Meal
If you’re looking for a wholesome and flavorful dish that’s both visually appealing and nutritious, these Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers are an excellent choice. Packed with a medley of fresh ingredients and protein-rich quinoa, this recipe is perfect for a delightful weeknight dinner or for impressing your guests at a gathering.
- 4 large bell peppers, any color you prefer
- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
- 1 ¾ cups vegetable broth
- 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen
- 1 cup diced tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- Salt and pepper to taste
- ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes.
- In a saucepan, combine quinoa and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.
- Spoon the quinoa mixture into the hollowed bell peppers.
- Place the stuffed peppers in a baking dish. Add a splash of water to the bottom of the dish.
- Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the peppers are tender.
- Remove the foil, sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top of each pepper, and bake for an additional 5 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
These Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers are a delicious and nutritious option for a hearty meal. The combination of quinoa, black beans, corn, and tomatoes creates a satisfying and flavorful stuffing.
Nutrition per serving: Calories: 320, Total Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 580mg, Total Carbohydrates: 51g, Dietary Fiber: 10g, Protein: 14g
Concluding our culinary journey with these Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers, we’ve embraced the colors and tastes of wholesome ingredients. Each forkful delivers a satisfying blend of flavors, from the nutty quinoa to the earthy black beans and the sweet crunch of corn. These stuffed bell peppers not only cater to your taste buds but also provide a substantial dose of essential nutrients. Whether you’re a seasoned health enthusiast or someone looking to explore new, vibrant flavors, this recipe promises an enjoyable and nourishing experience. So, gather your ingredients and let’s embark on a delightful cooking adventure that celebrates both taste and well-being.