Mediterranean stuffed peppers

Mediterranean stuffed peppers

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

Serve these vibrant stuffed peppers to veggie dinner party guests, then keep any leftovers for lunch the next day

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
321
protein
11g
carbs
37g
fat
15g
saturates
4g
fibre
4g
sugar
13g
salt
1.4g

Ingredients

  • 1 large red and 1 large yellow pepper, halved and deseeded (leave stalks on)
  • 85g couscous
  • 25g pine nuts, toasted
  • handful black olives, roughly chopped
  • 50g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 50g semi-dried tomatoes, snipped, or handful cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 tbsp shredded basil

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Pop the peppers on a plate and microwave on Medium for 5 mins, until almost soft. Place on a baking tray, cut-side up.
  2. Meanwhile, place the couscous in a bowl and cover with 125ml boiling water. Stir, cover the bowl and leave to stand for 10 mins. Stir the couscous with a fork to break it up, then mix in the pine nuts, olives, feta, tomatoes and basil. Pile the couscous stuffing into the pepper halves and bake for 10 mins.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2010

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cjayshore's picture

Made this with cherry toms, mushrooms (uncooked), a packet of sundried tomato and garlic ainsley harriot couscous and the feta, topped with a little bit of cheddar before putting in the oven. Served with homemade potato wedges and salad. Only needed a half each so got another half for lunch tomorrow. Was really yummy.

popolll's picture
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Something went wrong. 5 minutes at full power left the peppers undercooked. 10 minutes in the oven left the stuffing cold and did nothing to finish off the peppers. The taste was potentially very good but undercooking meant that this was not the best recipe. (There is nothing wrong with my microwave. It works fine for other things.)

yasminehughes's picture
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Found this recipe really easy and quick to make, great for lunch!
They were little dry but served with iceberg lettuce and onion and garlic dip- so tasty! Furthermore I think they need more time in the mircrowave. I may try a flavoured cous-cous next time to increase the flavours.

thejjarteam's picture
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Very easy and yum too. Served as a side to a pork dinner!
The microwaving worked really well - i was a bit dubious but it was so easy to do and less hassle. I reheated them on the BBQ once they were stuffed which gave them a really nice flavour.
Will do again!!!

fordcom3's picture
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delicious

sarahlh's picture

I have made this recipe 3 times now...I love it. I actually use the Romano Peppers (the long thin ones) and serve it with Tzatziki.
Very yummy and healthly too

annacb's picture
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So easy to make and so tasty! Will make this again and again!

hopefully's picture
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Great with a green salad for lunch

jujuplatia's picture
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Made this a few times now and it's really easy and very tasty. I serve it with some Greek style lamb marinaded with lemon, garlic & oregano and a Greek salad. Agree it's good to have some couscous leftover to eat on it's own!

danielasimpson's picture
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Lovely and so easy to make, i have added some chick peas too to bulk it up and so that there was plenty left for lunch the next day.... Couscous tasted nice cold too. One of family favourites now!

elleskitchen's picture

Made these last night with quinoa instead of couscous. We loved them! Even one of my kids, which is saying a lot.

Used nice juicy grape tomatoes, a nice amount of basil, olives, pistachios instead of pine nuts, and and a great herbed feta.

Also topped with some feta for some good crusty browning in the oven. Definitely making these again!

libby0's picture
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Delicious! I made this and took it to a BBQ everyone loved it and couldn't believe how easy it was. The left-overs the next day were yummy.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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Good midweek meal - served with burgers. The couscous mixture is good on its own as lunch with some salad leaves.

vicwiggers's picture
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Was a good light meal.

nanettemccrone's picture
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I made it last night for me and my partner! follwed the instructions to the letter except using pine nuts.

Was very tasty! never had cous cous before and really enjoyed it! got some leftover filling too, so I will make lunches :)

This is definitely one I will be making again! x

argosdiva's picture
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I put smoked salmon and dill (instead of basil) into the couscous mix and it was really delicious! Got the leftovers for lunch - can't wait!

drfabio's picture
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Oh - my peppers did nearly catch light in the microwave though - so be wary!

drfabio's picture
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Made this last week adding chicken stock to the cous cous, and cashews instead of pine nuts. Really tasty and great leftovers for lunch. Will make this again, but probably more as a side dish.

mufalda's picture
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Baked the empty peppers in oven for 15-20 min instead of microwave. Did the cous-cous with chicken stock. Tasted really nice and easy to do also.

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