These Mediterranean Couscous Stuffed Mini Peppers are so easy to make! The bite-sized peppers are stuffed with couscous made with feta cheese, tomatoes, black olives, lemon juice and basil. Then, they are sprinkled with parmesan cheese and roasted. So much flavor packed into a delicious appetizer!
I just love peppers, especially colorful, sweet mini peppers. They are such a treat to add to a salad, adding color, crunch and a sweet taste. I bought a bag of them earlier this week and started to think about what else I could do with these little peppers. So, I decided to play around a little in the kitchen and I came up with these Mediterranean Couscous Stuffed Mini Peppers.
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What ingredients do I need to make the stuffed mini peppers?
Here is what you will need to make the Mediterranean Couscous Stuffed Mini Peppers:
- Mini Peppers
- Vegetable Stock
- Black Olives
- Lemon Juice
- Olive Oil
- Feta Cheese
- Parmesan Cheese
How do I make the stuffed mini pepper appetizer?
The first step is to make the couscous. Pour the vegetable stock into a medium sauce pan and bring it to a boil. Once the vegetable stock is boiling, remove it from the heat and stir in the couscous. Place a lid on the pan and let the couscous sit with the lid on for about 10 minutes or until all of the liquid is absorbed.
While the couscous is sitting, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the mini peppers in half and remove the ribs and seeds. Then, set them aside. When the couscous is ready, fluff it with a fork and place it in a large bowl. Add in the diced tomatoes, feta cheese and diced black olives. Stir gently until combined. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the the lemon juice, olive oil, basil and parsley. Pour the dressing over the couscous mixture and toss gently.
Prepare a rimmed baking pan with cooking spray. Spoon the Mediterranean couscous into the pepper halves and place on the pan. Salt and pepper the stuffed peppers to taste and sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
Roast the stuffed peppers in the oven for about 35 minutes or until they become slightly tender. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes before serving. That is it, a colorful, healthy appetizer in under in an hour!
How do I store the stuffed mini peppers?
These stuffed peppers are best served immediately. However, they can be stored in the refrigerator in a covered container for up to five days.
Mediterranean Coucous Stuffed Mini Peppers
- 12 mini peppers any color
- ½ cup couscous uncooked
- 1 cup vegetable stock
- ¼ cup black olives roughly chopped
- ½ cup tomatoes seeded and finely diced
- 2 tablespoons basil chopped
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ cup feta cheese crumbled
- ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
- ½ cup parmesan
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place the vegetable stock in a medium-sized saucepan and bring it to a boil.
- Take the stock off the heat, stir in the couscous then put the lid on the pan.
- Allow the couscous to sit with the lid on for about 10 minutes until the liquid has been absorbed.
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- While your couscous is sitting, cut the peppers in half and pull out the seeds and ribs, then set aside.
- When the couscous has finished sitting, fluff it with a fork and place it in a large bowl with the diced tomatoes, feta cheese and diced olives. Stir gently until combined.
- In a separate small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, basil and chopped fresh parsley. Pour over the couscous mixture and toss gently.
- Spoon couscous into each pepper half, and sprinkle with a dash of salt and pepper. Sprinkle on some parmesan cheese.
- Roast the stuffed peppers for about 35 minutes or until peppers are just barely tender.
- Cool for about 10 minutes before serving.
So Tell Me…
Are you fan of sweet mini peppers? If so, what is your favorite way to enjoy them? Have you ever made stuffed peppers?
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