Stuffed Bell Peppers with Quinoa
Whether you’re a seasoned health enthusiast or just looking for a delicious and nutritious meal, these Stuffed Bell Peppers with Quinoa are a perfect choice. Bursting with flavor and packed with wholesome ingredients, this recipe is a delightful fusion of textures and tastes.
Colorful bell peppers, vibrant and crisp, become the edible vessels for a quinoa-based filling that’s both savory and satisfying. This dish effortlessly combines wholesome goodness with a presentation that’s sure to impress.
- 4 large bell peppers, any color
- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
- 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 cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar or your choice)
- Chopped 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 mixing bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
- Spoon the quinoa mixture into the prepared bell peppers.
- Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the stuffed peppers.
- Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until the peppers are tender.
- Remove the foil 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.
- Garnish with chopped cilantro before serving.
Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 35 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
These Stuffed Bell Peppers with Quinoa are a delightful and wholesome dish that brings together the goodness of colorful bell peppers and the protein-packed nuttiness of quinoa.
Nutrition information: Calories: 320 | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 8g | Fiber: 10g
Whether you’re enjoying these stuffed bell peppers as a satisfying lunch or a delectable dinner, every bite is a symphony of flavors that showcases the simplicity of wholesome ingredients. Elevate your culinary experience with this recipe, and savor the blend of textures and tastes that Stuffed Bell Peppers with Quinoa have to offer.