Stuffed Bell Peppers with Quinoa and Black Beans
Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a cooking enthusiast, these Stuffed Bell Peppers with Quinoa and Black Beans are sure to delight your taste buds and impress your guests. This colorful and flavorful dish combines the wholesome goodness of quinoa and the protein-rich black beans to create a satisfying and nutritious meal.
- 4 large bell peppers, any color
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup diced tomatoes
- 1/2 cup corn kernels
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 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 mixing bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, black beans, diced tomatoes, corn kernels, shredded cheddar cheese, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
- Spoon the quinoa and black bean mixture into the bell peppers.
- Place the stuffed peppers in a baking dish and cover with aluminum foil.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the peppers are tender.
- Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, allowing the cheese to melt and turn golden.
- Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving.
- Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
These Stuffed Bell Peppers with Quinoa and Black Beans are a delightful combination of flavors and textures, making them a perfect option for a wholesome lunch or dinner. The creamy quinoa, hearty black beans, and vibrant bell peppers come together with a touch of spice to create a dish that’s both satisfying and nutritious. Plus, it’s a visually appealing meal that’s sure to impress at any gathering.
Nutrition information: Calories: 320, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 8g, Fiber: 10g
Conclude your meal with these Stuffed Bell Peppers with Quinoa and Black Beans, and enjoy a taste of wholesome goodness that’s as satisfying as it is nutritious.