Baked Sweet Peppers stuffed with Couscous

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Baked Sweet Peppers stuffed with Couscous

This recipe is based on 2 peppers per person, smaller children may only want one. Use red or yellow peppers, but not green ones as they are more bitter tasting.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Season: Summer
Type: Vegan, Vegetarian
Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Servings: 4
Calories: 406kcal


  • 8 red peppers organic, halved, cored, seeds removed
  • 250 g couscous organic, fairtrade
  • 400 ml vegetable stock organic
  • 3 tbsp olive oil organic, fairtrade
  • 2 courgettes organic, diced into 1cm cubes
  • 2 red onions organic, diced into 1cm cubes
  • 1 lemons organic, fairtrade, juice of
  • 200 g feta cheese organic, cut 1cm cubes
  • 10 g fresh mint organic, leaves chopped
  • 320 g green salad organic


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4 and boil a kettle.
  • Place the peppers in a pan of boiling water and boil for 5 minutes, then remove and drain.
  • Put the couscous in a bowl, add the hot vegetable stock, cover with clingfilm or a tight fitting lid and leave to stand for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan and fry the courgette and onion until soft.
  • Fluff up the couscous with a fork. Add the lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, courgettes, onions, feta cheese and most of the chopped mint.
  • Place the pepper halves on a baking tray, spoon in the couscous mixture and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining mint and serve with a green salad and the remaining couscous


In a hurry or not all eating together?
The peppers can be prepared in advance and cooked when ready. Alternatively, they can be re-heated or eaten cold.


Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 883mg | Potassium: 1127mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 12550IU | Vitamin C: 678.2mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 3.1mg

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