Quinoa Stuffed Peppers {Vegan}


1/2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for pan

 1 small onion, diced 

2 cloves garlic, minced 

2 tablespoons chili powder 

2 teaspoons cumin 

2 teaspoons paprika 


Freshly ground black pepper 

1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained 

3 cups chopped baby spinach 

3 cups cooked quinoa 

1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes 

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 

4 bell peppers, halved lengthwise



1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brush a thin layer of olive oil across the bottom of a large baking dish. 

2. In a large sauté pan heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook until soft and fragrant, about 5 minutes. 

3. Stir in garlic, chili powder, cumin, and paprika, season with salt and pepper, and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes.

 4. Add black beans, spinach, quinoa, and tomatoes, and mix together to fully combine. 

5. Cook until mixture is heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in cilantro. 

6. Fill peppers with quinoa stuffing. Arrange peppers in prepared baking dish and cover with tinfoil. 

7. Bake for 25 minutes.



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