Savory Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers
Picture yourself sitting down to a wholesome and flavorful meal that’s as satisfying as it is nutritious – Savory Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers. This recipe perfectly combines the goodness of quinoa with the vibrant colors and flavors of bell peppers, resulting in a dish that’s not only a treat for your taste buds but also a feast for your eyes.
Each bite of these stuffed peppers is a journey through a medley of flavors and textures. The nutty and slightly earthy taste of quinoa mingles harmoniously with the sweetness of ripe tomatoes and the slight tang of melted cheese. The peppers themselves bring a satisfying crunch and their own subtle sweetness to the dish.
- 4 large bell peppers, any color
- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
- 1 ¾ cups vegetable broth
- 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup corn kernels, frozen or fresh
- 1 cup diced tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh cilantro for garnish
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes. Place them in a baking dish.
- In a saucepan, combine the 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 large mixing bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, half of the shredded cheese, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
- Spoon the quinoa mixture into the prepared bell peppers. Top with the remaining shredded cheese.
- Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the peppers are tender.
- Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving. Garnish with fresh cilantro.
Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes | Total time: 50 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Savory quinoa-stuffed peppers are a colorful and delicious dish filled with a flavorful mixture of quinoa, black beans, corn, and tomatoes, all topped with melted cheddar cheese.
Nutrition per serving: Calories: 320 | Total Fat: 12g | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 14g
Imagine relishing the warmth of these stuffed peppers on a cozy evening, the aroma of the dish filling the air as you take that first, eagerly anticipated bite. Each element of this recipe comes together to create a symphony of tastes that will undoubtedly earn it a special place in your recipe collection. Share this delightful dish with loved ones, and let the flavors and textures speak for themselves.