Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

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Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Vegan if you please, or add cheese. These Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Mason and I developed are delicious, healthy, and eligible for meal prep.

Ingredients: (Yields about three servings)

  • Three Bell peppers of your choice (we always get one green, red, and yellow)

  • 1 cup of uncooked tri-colored quinoa

  • 1 cup of water

  • 1/2 cup of canned whole corn kernels, drained and rinsed

  • 1/2 cup of canned black beans (no salt added), drained and rinsed

  • 1/2 cup of diced roma tomatoes

  • 1/2 cup of shredded pepper jack cheese (omit if you’d like this to be a vegan dish)

  • 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1/4 cup of red onion finely diced

  • Seasonings, we do all of these to taste….sorry….you’ll figure it out, just how you like it. (:

    • Salt + Pepper

    • Chili Powder

    • Ground Cumin

    • Smoked Paprika

    • Garlic Powder

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F

  • Cook tri-colored quinoa on stove top: boil water, add quinoa, reduce heat to low, and cover until light and fluffy, about 15 minutes

  • Mix all veggies (corn, beans, onions, tomatoes, cilantro), in a large bowl with cooked quinoa

  • Add cheese to mixture (optional)

  • Cut bell peppers in half. Remove the membrane and seeds completely using a spoon

  • Scoop quinoa/veggie mixture into pepper halves and place onto a baking, dish, pan, whatever you please

  • Bake in oven for 25 minutes. If you wish to add cheese, add on top of peppers and bake for 5 more minutes

  • Plate and serve with salsa and avocado! YUM!

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If you have extra quinoa mixture or extra stuffed peppers, these are great for leftovers/meal prep. Enjoy!