Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Serves: 4-5  

Calories: 520-420/serving
Quinoa1 cup
Stock2 cupscook until liquid is absorbed
Red/Orange/Yellow peppershalved and deseeded
Salsa1/2 cupmore for garnish
Cumin powder1-2 tsp
Cayenne powder1 tsp
Garlic powder1 tsp
Black beans3/4 cup drycooked
Corn1 cup
Hot sauceto taste
Salsato taste
Avocado to tastesliced
Lime juiceto taste
Red onionminced

  1. Bring quinoa and stock to boil. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until all liquid is absorbed
  2. Mix cooked quinoa with salsa, cumin powder, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, beans, corn and salt if need. Adjust to taste
  3. Preheat oven to 375F, spray or oil a baking dish
  4. Stuff the quinoa mixture into the pepper and cover the dish with foil
  5. Bake for 30 minutes and then bake uncovered at 400F for 10-15 minutes until the peppers are browned
  6. Garnish with toppings of your choice and serve hot

Depending on the size of the peppers, you may have leftover quinoa. Spread it between 2 slices of bread with salsa and cheese. Toast until the cheese melts for a delicious grilled cheese sandwich!