Mediterranean stuffed peppers

Mediterranean stuffed peppers

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(39 ratings)

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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6th Jul, 2010
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!
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29th Jun, 2010
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
9th Jun, 2010
Good midweek meal - served with burgers. The couscous mixture is good on its own as lunch with some salad leaves.
2nd Jun, 2010
Was a good light meal.
28th May, 2010
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
27th May, 2010
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!
26th May, 2010
Oh - my peppers did nearly catch light in the microwave though - so be wary!
26th May, 2010
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.
26th May, 2010
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.
18th May, 2010
Made this over the week-end and served it with a green salad. Easy to make and perfect to serve. Made double the coucous and used it for lunches.


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