Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Vegetarian Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

These Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers are hearty, filling, healthy, and delicious! Made with seasoned quinoa, black beans and a bright avocado cream, these Easy Quinoa Stuffed Peppers have been given a Tex-Mex spin that is irresistible!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Quinoa Stuffed Peppers, Vegan Stuffed Peppers, Vegetarain Stuffed Peppers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey

Ingredients

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Avocado Cream

  • 1 ripe avocado pitted and skin removed
  • 1 large lime juice and zest
  • 1/4 cup water or more vegetable stock
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro stems removed
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups stock, quinoa, tomatoes and taco seasoning to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and simmer covered for 15 to 20 minutes. Add in black beans and mix well. 
  • Place hollowed out peppers into casserole pan and stuff peppers generously with filling (about 1/2 cup per pepper).
  • Pour remaining stock around peppers. Cover with foil.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until peppers are softened.
  • In the meantime, make the Avocado cream by blending the avocado, lime juice, zest of lime cilantro, and water together until smooth.
  • Serve peppers with Avocado sauce.

Notes

  • If you are not vegan, these Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers are delicious topped with Colby Jack cheese before baking. 
Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 862mg37%
Potassium 379mg11%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 795IU16%
Vitamin C 56.1mg68%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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