Satisfying Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers



Satisfying Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

Satisfying Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers: a culinary masterpiece that combines wholesome quinoa, vibrant bell peppers, and an array of flavorful ingredients to create a dish that’s as visually appealing as it is delicious. Picture this: tender, colorful bell peppers, each one generously stuffed with a mouthwatering mixture of cooked quinoa, seasoned to perfection with aromatic spices, and mixed with sautéed vegetables for that extra crunch.

Ingredients

  • 4 large bell peppers, any color
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and cooked
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar or your choice)
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped, 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. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Sauté onions until translucent, then add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  4. Add diced tomatoes, corn, cooked quinoa, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper to the pan. Stir until well combined and heated through.
  5. Stuff each bell pepper with the quinoa mixture, packing it tightly.
  6. Place the stuffed peppers in a baking dish and sprinkle the tops with shredded cheese.
  7. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the peppers are tender.
  8. Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.
  9. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Satisfying Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers are a delightful fusion of flavors and textures, making them a perfect choice for a wholesome meal. Whether you’re a vegetarian or simply looking for a nutritious dish, these stuffed peppers are sure to satisfy your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 320kcal, Fat: 12g, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 10g, Fiber: 7g

Savor the goodness of this delightful recipe that marries health and taste in every bite. These Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers are not just a treat for your palate but also a feast for your eyes. Share the joy of cooking and relishing this culinary delight with your loved ones, and let the flavors transport you to a world of culinary bliss.

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