Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Bell Peppers

10 ingredients

45 minutes

429 kcal

These Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Bell Peppers are a flavorful and nutritious vegetarian dish perfect for dinner. The combination of quinoa, black beans, and spices stuffed inside colorful bell peppers creates a delicious and satisfying meal. This dish is not only tasty but also packed with protein and fiber.

1/2 cup quinoa

1/2 cup black beans

2 large bell peppers

1/2 medium onion

2 cloves garlic

2 medium tomatoes

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp chili powder

2 tbsp cilantro


Cook quinoa according to package instructions. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Cut the tops off the bell peppers, remove seeds, and rinse. Finely chop the onion, garlic, and tomatoes. Rinse and drain the black beans.

In a pan, heat some oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and garlic, sauté until fragrant. Add tomatoes, cumin, paprika, and chili powder. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir in cooked quinoa, black beans, and chopped cilantro. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Fill each bell pepper with the quinoa and black bean mixture. Place the stuffed peppers in a baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes until the peppers are tender.

4. Finishing the Dish and Serving

Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes until the tops are slightly browned. Serve the Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Bell Peppers hot, garnished with extra cilantro leaves, and enjoy!

6. Final tip

For a spicy kick, you can add a dash of hot sauce or top the stuffed peppers with a sprinkle of cheese before baking. You can also customize the filling by adding ingredients like corn, avocado, or jalapenos for extra flavor variations.

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