Love & Lentils

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Serving size 5


1 cup quinoa, uncooked1 ½ cup water1 tsp garlic powder1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil1 yellow onion, diced1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced4 cloves garlic, minced and peeled2 tomatoes, diced1 (19oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed½ cup cilantro, minced + 1 Tbsp for garnish½ tsp salt½ tsp freshly ground black pepper½ tsp ground cumin½ tsp chili powder¼ cup water5 bell peppers (any color), sliced in half from stem to tip, seeds and membranes removed


  1. Rinse quinoa well, then pour into a medium saucepan, with 1.5 cups of water and garlic powder. Stir, bring to a boil, then lower heat and cover, simmering for 15 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and scoop into a large bowl.
  2. Add olive oil to a medium-sized skillet over medium heat. Add onion, jalapeño and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Add tomatoes, black beans, cilantro, salt, pepper, cumin and chili powder. Stir, continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat, and pour into the bowl of quinoa.
  3. Stir all ingredients well to combine.
  4. Pour ¼ cup water to the bottom of a 9 x 13” baking dish. Place your peppers, cut side up into the dish. Divide filling among the peppers. Cover the dish with foil, and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove the foil, then continue cooking for another 15 minutes.
  5. Serve peppers warm. You can drizzle them with hot sauce for some extra heat and sprinkle with fresh, chopped cilantro.

Notes: The bell peppers will be soft, but not too soft. If you would like very tender peppers, you can begin by boiling the peppers in a large pot for 5 minutes. Drain, and rinse with cold water.

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