Savory Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers: Wholesome Meal
There’s a certain comfort in the wholesome goodness of these Savory Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers. Each bite tells a tale of nourishment and flavor, creating a symphony of taste that’s hard to forget. This recipe combines the earthy richness of quinoa with the vibrant, nutrient-packed bell peppers, resulting in a dish that’s as visually delightful as it is delicious.
- 4 large bell peppers, any color
- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen
- 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish
- Preheat the 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, or until the quinoa is cooked and the liquid is absorbed.
- In a mixing bowl, combine cooked quinoa, black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Spoon the quinoa mixture into the hollowed-out bell peppers.
- Place the stuffed peppers in a baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the peppers are tender.
- Remove from the oven and sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top of each pepper. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.
- Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves before serving.
Total Time: 1 hour
Yield: 4 servings
These Savory Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers are a delightful and wholesome meal that brings together the goodness of quinoa, black beans, corn, and tomatoes, all nestled within colorful bell peppers and topped with melted cheddar cheese.
Nutrition Information: Calories: 320 | Total Fat: 10g | Carbohydrates: 48g | Fiber: 9g | Protein: 14g
As you savor each bite of these Savory Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers, you’re not just enjoying a meal – you’re relishing a journey of flavors and textures. The quinoa provides a nutty undertone that perfectly complements the sweetness of the bell peppers. The blend of spices adds depth to the dish, while the melted cheddar cheese crowns it with creamy indulgence. It’s a culinary story that speaks of balance, wholesomeness, and the joy of good food shared with loved ones.