This healthy Moroccan-style vegetable dish is full of flavor – peppers stuffed with gremolata couscous are a delicious and nutritious option for any meal. The combination of savory gremolata and couscous makes for a delicious filling, while the peppers add a touch of sweetness and a crunchy texture. With its bright colors and aromatic flavor, this dish is not only filling but also visually appealing.
This recipe is perfect for vegetarians and anyone looking for a lighter meal. It is versatile and easy to prepare. Whether for dinner or packed for lunch the next day, Gremolata Couscous Stuffed Peppers are a convenient and delicious choice. Make a double batch and enjoy the flavors all week long!
- 85g couscous
- 2 tbsp raisins
- 50 ml hot vegetable broth
- 1 tsp clear honey
- Zest and squeeze 1 lemon
- 2 cloves of garlic
- small bunch of flat-leaf parsley
- 150 ml cup of low-fat natural yogurt
- 2 tomatoes, roughly chopped
- 2 red peppers, halved, core removed
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 190°C/170°C fan/gas 5.
- Place couscous and raisins in a heatproof bowl.
- Mix the broth, honey and lemon juice and pour over the couscous.
- Cover and let sit for 5 minutes.
- In the meantime, prepare the gremolata.
- Place the lemon zest, garlic and parsley in a mini food processor and puree until fine (or chop everything finely).
- Stir 1 tablespoon of this mixture into the yogurt and set aside.
- Stir the remaining mixture into the couscous with the tomatoes and some spices.
- Spoon the couscous mixture into each pepper half, then place in a small roasting pan.
- Drizzle with oil and then bake for 40 minutes until the peppers are soft.
- Serve with yogurt and a simple green salad on the side.
Equipment and tools
- cutting board
- mixing bowl
- measuring spoon
- measuring cup
- wooden spoon
- baking pan
This recipe contains the following allergens:
Storage and leftovers
Store leftover gremolata couscous stuffed peppers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within 2-3 days.
Health Benefits of Gremolata Couscous Stuffed Peppers
The Gremolata Couscous Stuffed Peppers recipe combines the goodness of various nutritious ingredients and offers numerous health benefits. Let’s take a closer look at the key ingredients and their benefits:
Couscous, a whole grain made from durum wheat, is a great source of carbohydrates that provide energy to the body. It is rich in fiber, aids digestion and promotes satiety, making it an excellent choice for weight management.
Raisins, dried grapes, are full of important vitamins, minerals and fiber. They are rich in antioxidants and help protect the body from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Raisins also add a natural sweetness to the dish without the need to add excessive amounts of sugar.
Lemon zest and juice add a refreshing citrus flavor to the recipe. Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C, which supports a healthy immune system and increases iron absorption. They also contain antioxidants that can help rejuvenate skin and promote heart health.
Garlic not only imparts a wonderful aroma and pleasant taste, but also brings several health benefits. It contains compounds that can boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, and lower blood pressure.
Parsley, an herb full of essential nutrients, adds a touch of freshness to the dish. It is packed with vitamins A, C and K, which are important for maintaining healthy skin, bones and blood clotting. Parsley also contains antioxidants that help fight off harmful free radicals.
Low-fat natural yogurt
Low-fat natural yogurt is a valuable source of protein, calcium and probiotics. It supports gut health, improves digestion and strengthens bones. Additionally, the calcium content promotes strong teeth and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Tomatoes are rich in vitamins A and C, potassium and lycopene, a powerful antioxidant. These nutrients contribute to overall well-being, support eye health, support the immune system and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
Red peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin A and various antioxidants. They help strengthen the immune system, improve eye health and reduce inflammation. Red peppers are also low in calories and high in fiber, which aids in weight management and promotes a healthy digestive system.
When used in moderation, olive oil provides healthy monounsaturated fats that have positive effects on heart health. It also contains antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. Olive oil is a healthier alternative to saturated fats.