Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Bell Peppers

by Liat  - April 5, 2024

Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Bell Peppers

These stuffed bell peppers are the epitome of wholesome goodness, packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals to support your health goals. Plus, they’re easy to make and oh-so-satisfying to devour.

Here’s what you’ll need:


  • 4 large bell peppers (any color)
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 c graded cheese (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes. Place the peppers in a baking dish, cut side up.
  2. In a large skillet, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic, cumin, and chili powder, and cook for an additional minute until fragrant.
  3. Stir in the cooked quinoa, black beans, spinach, salt, and pepper. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until heated through.
  4. Spoon the quinoa and black bean mixture into the hollowed-out bell peppers, packing it down gently. top each pepper with about 2 Tbsp tomato sauce and cheese (if using).
  5. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the peppers are tender and the filling is heated through.
  6. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutritional values for one serving (1 stuffed bell pepper):

  • Calories: 230
  • Total Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 280mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 34g
    • Dietary Fiber: 10g
    • Sugars: 5g
  • Protein: 13g

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