Eating a healthy plant-based meal doesn't have to be hard. Here are fun and colorful Quinoa Stuffed Peppers! 🌶 Easy quinoa with black beans and corn is stuffed into these pretty pepper packages for an awesome healthy meal! ❤️
Vegan & gluten-free 🌿
4 large bell peppers
3/4 cup dry quinoa
15 oz. can black beans
1 cup corn (I use frozen, thawed)
2 green onions
2/3 cup salsa
2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
1 1/2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tsp. chili powder
Optional additions: chipotle, tomatoes, cilantro, green chiles, garlic powder, hemp hearts
Toppings of choice: guacamole (yum!), salsa, hot sauce, etc.
Cook quinoa according to package directions with 1 1/2 cups water/broth. (I often use vegetable broth in place of water for more flavour.)
Meanwhile, halve bell peppers and remove stems, seeds and ribs.
Rinse and drain black beans, thaw corn, and sliced green onions.
In a large mixing bowl, add cooked quinoa and all other ingredients except bell peppers. Stir to combine, and adjust taste if necessary (salt, more seasonings, nutritional yeast).
Preheat oven to 350. In a 9x13" baking dish, place pepper halves, and generously stuff them with the quinoa filling. Lightly press down to compact and fill all the crevices.
Cover with tin foil and bake for 35-40 minutes.
Remove foil, and bake 10 minutes more.
Serve with any desired toppings.
Tip: To make them a bit "juicier" just add a can of diced tomatoes - I love this addition!