Quinoa Stuffed Peppers: Wholesome Delight



Quinoa Stuffed Peppers: Wholesome Delight

If you’re looking for a wholesome and delightful meal that’s both nutritious and delicious, our Quinoa Stuffed Peppers recipe is the perfect choice. These vibrant peppers are stuffed with a flavorful mixture of quinoa, vegetables, and savory spices, making it a fantastic option for a healthy dinner or lunch.

Ingredients

  • 4 large bell peppers, any color
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup black beans, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes.
  3. Rinse the quinoa thoroughly under cold water, then combine it with vegetable broth in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the quinoa is cooked and the liquid is absorbed.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the cooked quinoa, black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, red onion, minced garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  5. Stuff each bell pepper with the quinoa mixture and place them in a baking dish. If desired, top each pepper with shredded cheddar cheese.
  6. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the peppers are tender.
  7. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes until the cheese (if used) is melted and bubbly.
  8. Garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

These Quinoa Stuffed Peppers are a wholesome and delightful dish that’s both satisfying and nutritious. Packed with protein-rich quinoa, fiber from black beans and corn, and a burst of flavors from spices and fresh vegetables, this recipe is a winner for both vegetarians and omnivores alike. The melted cheddar cheese on top adds a creamy finish that’s simply irresistible. It’s a complete meal in a pepper, perfect for busy weeknights or a special family dinner. Plus, it’s a great way to sneak in those extra veggies!

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 358

Total Fat: 6g

Saturated Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 482mg

Total Carbohydrates: 62g

Dietary Fiber: 11g

Sugars: 8g

Protein: 15g

If you’re looking for a wholesome and flavorful meal that’s as visually appealing as it is delicious, these Quinoa Stuffed Peppers will not disappoint. Whether you’re a dedicated vegetarian or simply seeking a meatless meal option, this recipe offers a delightful combination of taste and nutrition. The colorful bell peppers are not only a feast for the eyes but also a source of essential vitamins and antioxidants. The quinoa filling provides a hearty and protein-packed center that will keep you satisfied. Give this recipe a try, and it’s sure to become a family favorite.

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