For all my Chipotle lovers out there, you are going to love these stuffed peppers!
These Quinoa Stuffed Peppers are simple, flavorful, & full of plant-based protein & fiber.
This is a versatile dish, so feel free to add in your favorite vegetables, spices & meat if you would like.
These are easy to make, especially if you are short on time & a great option for a family dinner.
The peppers are best to eat fresh out of the oven, but if you have leftovers, these make for great lunches to bring to work through out the week.
This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, oil-free & dairy-free.
Ingredients you will need:
4 large bell peppers
1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 cups vegetable broth
1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained & rinsed
1 cup corn
1 jalapeño, deseeded & minced
1 red onion, chopped
1 inch of ginger, peeled & minced
½ cup salsa
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp paprika
fresh lime juice
1. Place oven to 375 F. Cut your peppers in half vertically & deseed, then lay evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper & set them aside.
2. Add uncooked quinoa & vegetable broth in a small pot on high & bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium low, cover with a lid and let cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally until all liquid is absorbed.
3. In a separate bowl, mix the beans, corn, onion, jalapeño, ginger, salsa & spices together.
4. Once quinoa is cooked, add to the bowl with the rest of the ingredients & mix together until evenly combined.
5. Stuff the peppers with the mixture generously with a spoon. Cover the peppers with one sheet of foil & place into the 375 F oven. Bake for about 30 minutes, then remove from the oven & remove foil.
7. Place the oven up to 400 F, wait to heat, then place the uncovered peppers back in to bake for another 15 – 20 minutes. Remove when stuffing is slightly golden brown.
9. Top with cilantro, avocado, lime juice, salsa. If like spicy food, I recommend adding red pepper flakes or hot sauce.
Recipe inspired by the Minimalist Baker
Health Benefits from the ingredients in the Stuffed Peppers:
Bell Peppers boosts immunity, reduces inflammation, supports skin & hair health, protects eye health
Black Beans aid digestive health, blood sugar & cholesterol levels,prevents cardiovascular disease
Corn improves eye health, lowers cholesterol, rich in vitamin b6, protein and fiber
Ginger aids digestion, boosts immunity, promotes cell growth
Onion boosts immunity, promotes heart health, reduces risk of cancer
Quinoa high in fiber & protein, controls blood sugar levels, high in antioxidants