Mexican stuffed yellow pepper
with black beans and red quinoa
The bell pepper is a colourful, nutritious food that goes well with many ingredients like quinoa. This recipe only takes 30 minutes and is healthy and easy to make!
Nice and quick!
Cooked black beans
Fried tomato sauce
Cayenne pepper powder
La Vera paprika powder
Not included: olive oil, salt, pepper
* More information about the ingredients are available upon request.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
Rinse the quinoa for a few minutes under running water. Cook the quinoa for 11 minutes in a pot with plenty of boiling water. Keep one cup of the cooking water and discard the rest with a colander. Set the quinoa aside.
Wash all the vegetables well. Cut the onion into small pieces, chop the garlic, remove the seeds from the italian pepper and cut it into small squares. Soak the cashews in half a cup of hot water for at least 15 minutes. Drain the liquid from the black beans. Mix the fried tomato sauce with the cooking water of the quinoa.
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a frying pan and cook the onion for 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic and italian pepper. Let everything cook for a few minutes until the pepper starts to become tender, then add the black beans, the diluted fried tomato sauce and season with cumin, cayenne and paprika powder. Add salt and pepper to taste. Let it cook until the liquid is reduced by half and add the quinoa. While stirring, let everything cook for 3 more minutes. Make sure the quinoa is well integrated. Remove from the pan.
Cut the yellow pepper in half, season it ¡ to taste and drizzle it with some oil. Fill the pepper with the quinoa mixture. Bake them in the oven for 15 minutes or until the pepper is soft.
For the salad: grate the carrot, cut the cherry tomatoes in half, chop the green part of the spring onion and put everything together in a bowl. For the dressing: drain the cashew nuts. Blend the cashew nuts with the help of a hand blender, together with the juice of 1 lemon, 2 tablespoons of water, coriander and pepper to taste. If the consistency is too thick, add a little water.