Quinoa Unstuffed Peppers Recipe

Quinoa unstuffed peppers are a healthy and flavorful twist on the classic stuffed peppers. This dish features colorful bell peppers filled with a delicious mixture of quinoa, black beans, corn, and spices. It is a satisfying vegetarian option that is packed with protein and nutrients. The peppers are baked until tender and the quinoa filling is perfectly cooked. Serve these quinoa unstuffed peppers as a main course or as a side dish for a nutritious and delicious meal.

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Ingredients for Quinoa Unstuffed Peppers Recipe

  • 1/4 cup Quinoa
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 Bell Peppers
  • 1/4 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Onion, Diced
  • 1/2 cloves Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1/4 can Diced Tomatoes, Drained
  • 1/4 can Black Beans, Rinsed And Drained
  • 1/4 cup Corn Kernels
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Paprika
  • 0.13 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • As required Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • as needed Fresh Cilantro Or Parsley For Garnish

Directions: Quinoa Unstuffed Peppers Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and prepare a baking dish.
  • STEP 2.Cook the quinoa according to package instructions and set aside.
  • STEP 3.In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until softened.
  • STEP 4.Add the diced tomatoes, black beans, corn, cooked quinoa, and spices to the skillet. Stir well to combine.
  • STEP 5.Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes. Place the peppers in the prepared baking dish.
  • STEP 6.Fill each pepper with the quinoa mixture, pressing it down gently to fill the entire pepper.
  • STEP 7.Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the peppers are tender and the filling is heated through.
  • STEP 8.Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • STEP 9.Garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley, if desired, and serve hot.

Cooking Tips

  • You can use any color of bell peppers for this recipe, or a mix of colors for a vibrant presentation.
  • Feel free to add some shredded cheese on top of the quinoa filling before baking for a cheesy twist.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Storage and Serving

  • Serve the quinoa unstuffed peppers as a main course with a side salad or roasted vegetables.
  • These peppers can also be served as a side dish alongside grilled chicken or fish.
  • To reheat leftovers, place the peppers in a microwave-safe dish and heat in the microwave until warmed through.
Nutrition
value
301
calories per serving
11 g Fat24 g Protein23 g Carbs7 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    11g
  • Protein
    24g
  • Carbs
    23g
  • Fiber
    7g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    23g
  • Protein
    24g
  • Fiber
    7g

Fats

  • Fat
    11g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    112mg
  • Iron
    5mg
  • Vitamin A
    204mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    2mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    87mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    1mcg
  • Vitamin C
    10mg
  • Vitamin E
    1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    77mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    206mg
  • Selenium
    16mcg
  • Zinc
    3mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp