Mediterranean stuffed peppers

Mediterranean stuffed peppers

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins


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

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal321
  • fat15g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre4g
  • protein11g
  • salt1.4g
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  • 1 large red and 1 large yellow pepper, halved and deseeded (leave stalks on)



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 85g couscous



    Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…

  • 25g pine nuts, toasted
  • handful black olives, roughly chopped
  • 50g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 50g semi-dried tomatoes, snipped, or handful cherry tomatoes, quartered



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 2 tbsp shredded basil



    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…


  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.

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8th May, 2013
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.)
24th Jan, 2013
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.
6th Aug, 2012
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!!!
17th May, 2012
22nd Jun, 2011
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
4th Jun, 2011
So easy to make and so tasty! Will make this again and again!
22nd May, 2011
Great with a green salad for lunch
28th Apr, 2011
good recipe, although i stuff peppers spanish style....check out my food blog....
6th Apr, 2011
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!
1st Mar, 2011
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!


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