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Quinoa Lentil & Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

It’s not too early for pumpkin is it? If you agree, please do try this delightfully spiced variation of stuffed peppers with quinoa, lentils, and black beans being the filling!

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There usually aren’t a whole lot of things that irk me. I smile and listen even when someone speaks through a mouthful of food, I flush an unflushed public toilet, heck, I even wave (not my middle finger) when someone cuts me off in traffic. OK, so that last one might be a wave of frustration, but hey, it’s a wave!

However, when someone insists on driving in my blind spot, I feel my hackles rise. When someone tries to take a spoonful of chocolate cake off my plate, I pretend my spoon is a lightsaber and things get ugly. And, when I end up missing out on catching a movie at the movie theater – the only thing that can console me is some good food and catching that movie when it first comes out on DVD!

One such movie my daughter and I missed seeing when it hit movie theaters was The Angry Birds Movie! But, as soon as it’s released on DVD, we plan on watching it during our weekly movie night on our Smart TV, along with these Curried Quinoa, Lentil, & Black Bean Stuffed Peppers that reflect the Angry Birds colors!

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What are the ingrdients in these Quinoa Lentil & Black Bean Stuffed Peppers?

The 12 ingredients are:

  1. red onion
  2. garlic
  3. fresh grated ginger
  4. bell peppers, red, green, yellow
  5. cooked lentils
  6. cooked quinoa
  7. can black beans
  8. cumin
  9. turmeric
  10. salt and pepper
  11. garam masala
  12. 100% pumpkin puree

These Curried Quinoa Lentil & Black Bean Stuffed Peppers #AngryForSavings happen to be gluten-free and chock full of spices like cumin, garam masala, and turmeric with a healthy dose of onions, ginger, and garlic.

The ingredient keeping the quinoa, lentil, and black bean filling from drying out is…pumpkin! I am thinking that breaking out a pumpkin recipe in August might be your pet peeve, so I do apologize, but, I have found that pumpkin jives so well with cumin and garam masala – what do you think?

By the way, if you are looking for a non-curried vegan stuffed pepper recipe, check these out!

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Curried Quinoa Lentil & Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 7 peppers
Author: Shashi
It’s not too early for pumpkin is it? If you agree, please do try this delightfully spiced variation of stuffed peppers with quinoa, lentils and black beans being the filling!


  • 1 red onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
  • 7 bell peppers red, green, yellow
  • 2 cups cooked lentils
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt more if you like your dishes saltier
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 can 100% pumpkin puree
  • olive oil


  • Pre-heat oven to 350
  • Wash and clean peppers and cut off tops and bake for 15 minutes
  • While peppers are baking, add olive oil to a pan and saute onions, garlic and ginger in it, over a medium flame stirring constantly
  • After about 5 minutes, add in the quinoa, lentils, black beans, cumin, turmeric, garam masala and salt and pepper and saute, while stirring ingredients together
  • Add the pumpkin puree and stir well
  • Remove peppers fro oven and fill each pepper with quinoa, lentil, black bean mix and return to oven for another 20 minutes
  • Enjoy with hot sauce and cilantro


Serving: 1g | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 395mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 7g
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  1. […] for more veggie-packed dinner recipes and sides?Then check out these Quinoa Lentil & Black Bean Stuffed Peppers, this Kale Red Pepper Stir Fry, and this Mushroom Shepherd’s […]

  2. I wish these were just appear in front of me right now! Love all the flavors here!

  3. I love that you used pumpkin puree in this. Pinned for later!

  4. Stephanie [client] says:

    These look delicious and perfect as we head into fall soon. I love the tie in with colors to the movie -so fun!

  5. Mira says:

    Stuffed peppers are my favorite! Can’t wait to try this version! Love movie nights!

  6. Ramona W says:

    I love every aspect of these stuffed peppers… you had me at curry… quinoa and black beans! It looks great!! Hope you are having a great summer! 🙂

  7. haha I do NOT do well when people try to steal dessert from my plate! Uh uh! Back off people! 🙂 I have such a soft spot for stuffed peppers and this flavor sounds completely delicious!

  8. Rachel @ Delicious Balance says:

    There is nothing wrong with pumpkin in any recipe any time of the year! These look amazing! Definitely pinning for later 🙂

  9. Ben Maclain says:

    What? Pumpkin recipe in August? Seriously?! I’m unsubscribing and adding your blog in my black list, Shashi, haha:) Sorry for this little tantrum. I’ve decided I can forgive you cause you used just a little of pumpkin in this recipe (If you posted a stuffed pumpkin recipe, that would be a more serious #foodbloggingcrime. Besides, I do like stuffed peppers and this fantastic muxture if quinoa, lentil, and beans. Very well done!

  10. Marye says:

    Oh my gosh, these stuffed peppers look AMAZING!

  11. Hi Shashi – love these great stuffed peppers!!!! So delish. And I promise never to swipe at your chocolate cake. Because bad things could happen. Hee hee. I’m protective of my good food too! Nothing wrong with that my dear. Loving the fresh ginger, lentils, quinoa and pumpkin in this dish!!! I’ve not seen Angry Birds either — but this is the perfect dish to watch along with. Have a great week ahead my friend!!! XO

  12. “I even wave (not my middle finger)” <– okay, but this is WHY I love your blog. That and just about a million other reasons. Lolol. Oh, spoons totally become lightsabers when dessert theft occurs. I mean, that's SERIOUS business, Shashi!!
    An evening of movies plus these gorgeous stuffed peppers sounds like just the fix–for anything! 🙂 Shashi, I love pumpkin any time of the year, so break that fine orange-y ingredient out and keep it out! 🙂 Ya know, I'm totally counting down the days to Halloween, so I'm totally worse than you. Haha. Happy Monday and (almost Fall). Bring on the pumpkin my friend! xoxo

  13. I love that you added a can of pumpkin in this as well. I love stuffed peppers but hate how long they take, since usually the smell from the oven is irrestiable! These sound awesome though!

  14. I love stuffed peppers! These look amazing Shashi, so healthy, protein packed and delicious! I can’t wait to try your recipe!

  15. Hahahaha. I totally understand all your pet peeves! And I think it’s sweet you wave at ALL if someone cuts you off.. even if you might not be thinking such happy thoughts as you do so. 😉 So I’m sure you already guessed pumpkin in August is one of my pet peeves. BUT, when you use it like THIS all is forgiven! It’s not like you stuffed a pumpkin or anything! Instead you used it in a way that makes sense and gives the dish a nice creaminess! So I’m not peeved. AT ALL. In fact I am LOVING these stuffed peppers! They look absolutely delish, Shashi! Loving all the spices in here! And you have got so much nutritious deliciousness going on! Winning for sure! Cheers, dear friend!
    P.S. I haven’t seen the Angry Birds movie yet either. When you finally see it you will have to let me know if it’s worth watching! xoxo

  16. Well I just love that creamy pumpkin! I haven’t had stuffed peppers in so long!

  17. I love that you added pumpkin to these stuffed peppers! That makes these even more fall-esque!

  18. Mona says:

    I’m a BIG fan of stuffed pepper but have never tried stuffing them with quinoa and lentils. And the addition of pumpkin puree sounds so delicious!

  19. Taylor Kiser says:

    Movie nights are fun! These peppers look so delicious and healthy! Good food and good fun make for a perfect night at home!

  20. I can’t say I ever got into the Angry Birds game…but with that said, I can most definitely say that I got into other games on my smart phone. I can’t even remember life pre-smart phone. Wait, yes I can. It involved asked all of my friends with smart phones to continually check the score of the football game for me. Haha!

    As far as these stuffed peppers, I can most definitely get on board with these from the start. No delay here! And pumpkin? It does feel a little early…but you know, I can totally get it. Pumpkin would be great with these flavors! I need these peppers to show up on our table soon. They sound amazing!

  21. Chelsey says:

    I love the combination of flavors, so perfect for a satisfying back to school and Meatless Monday!

  22. Catherine says:

    Dear Sashi, we share the same frustrations! Thank goodness for modern technology and good food!! I don’t often make to the theater much anymore, but I’ve got a list of rentals to cozy up and watch. I love your idea for serving these peppers alongside the Angry Birds movie…love the color coordination too! I know my family would love these as well…pinning for later. xo, Catherine

  23. these stuffed peppers look amazing, pinned!

  24. Healthy and very delicious! I must try this filling next time when I make stuffed peppers.