Feta and Couscous Stuffed Roasted Romano Peppers

Feta and Couscous Stuffed Roasted Romano Peppers, these vegetarian stuffed peppers are packed full of flavour. Serve them up for lunch, or as a side dish with dinner!
Course Lunch
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings as a starter or 3 as a main
Author Nicky Corbishley

Ingredients

  • 3 romano peppers halved and deseeded
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion
  • ½ red pepper deseeded and chopped finely
  • ½ green pepper deseeded and chopped finely
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and minced
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 150 g uncooked couscous
  • 300 ml hot vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ cucumber
  • 100 g mixed leaves
  • Small bunch parsley roughly chopped
  • Small bunch basil roughly chopped
  • 100 g feta cheese
  • 100 g mixed olives, de-stoned and sliced

Lemon Garlic Dressing:

  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 100 ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and minced
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200c/400f. Place the romano peppers on a baking tray and drizzle on 1 ½ tbsp of the olive oil, then rub the oil all over both sides. Arrange on the tray cut side up and sprinkle on a pinch of salt and pepper. Place in the oven to cook for 15-20 minutes until the peppers are soft and slightly charred at the edges.
  • Meanwhile heat the remaining ½ tbsp oil in a small sauce pan. Peel the red onion and cut it in half. Cut one half into thin slices and put to one side. Chop the other half finely into small pieces. Place the small pieces into the pan and cook on a medium heat for 5 minutes until the onion softens. Add in the peppers, garlic and oregano and cook for a further 2 minutes, then stir in the couscous. Add the vegetable stock, bring to the boil, then turn off the heat and place a lid on the pan. Leave for five minutes to cook, then remove the lid and fluff with a fork. Season to taste.
  • Slice the cucumber in half lengthways and scoop out the seeds using a teaspoon. Slice in half lengthways again, then cut into quarter-moon pieces.
  • Make the dressing by mixing all of the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl using a fork.
  • Arrange the mixed leaves on a large serving dish. Place the cooked peppers on top. Stir the parsley and basil through the couscous, then use a spoon to stuff the peppers with the couscous. Crumble the feta cheese on top of the peppers, then scatter the red onion slices, sliced olives and cucumber slices over the top of the dish. Serve immediately with the dressing.

Notes

Nutritional Information is per starter serving.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 570mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2545IU | Vitamin C: 102.5mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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