Treat yourself to an explosion of delicious flavors and inviting textures with our irresistible halloumi stuffed peppers. Not only does this vegetarian dish make a delicious dinner, but it also makes a great appetizer for a dinner party – and is sure to impress your guests. The combination of savory halloumi cheese and bold peppers creates a tantalizing symphony of flavor and aesthetics. Be enchanted by this delicious culinary masterpiece that celebrates the bounty of nature. Whether for a cozy evening at home or an elegant gathering, these stuffed peppers promise to take your dining experience to new levels.
- 4 large red peppers
- 290 g jar of antipasti with marinated mushrooms
- 50g couscous
- 100 ml hot vegetable broth
- 250g halloumi cheese, cut into cubes
- 2 tsp chopped fresh parsley
- mixed salad and garlic bread to serve
- Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas 6/fan 180°C.
- Halve the peppers through the stem and scrape out the seeds.
- Place the peppers in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Drain the mushrooms and reserve the oil from the jar.
- Drizzle a tablespoon of oil over the peppers.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper over the peppers.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until the peppers are just tender.
- Place the couscous in a bowl.
- Pour in the hot broth.
- Leave on for 5 minutes.
- Fluff the couscous with a fork.
- Stir in mushrooms, halloumi and parsley.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Pour the couscous mixture into the pepper halves.
- Place back in the oven for 15 minutes until the cheese is golden brown.
- Serve the peppers warm.
- A mixed salad goes well with it.
- Enjoy with garlic bread.
Equipment and tools
- cutting board
- Medium sized pot
- Grill or oven
- Mixing spoon or fork
This recipe contains dairy (Halloumi cheese) and gluten (couscous). Please check the Antipasti Marinated Mushrooms label for additional allergen information.
Storage and leftovers
If you have any leftover halloumi stuffed peppers left over, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. To reheat, place the peppers in a microwave-safe bowl and heat until warmed through. Alternatively, you can enjoy them cold as part of a salad.
Health Benefits of Halloumi Stuffed Peppers
When it comes to delicious and nutritious meals, halloumi stuffed peppers are a fantastic choice. They not only satisfy your taste buds but also provide several health benefits. Let’s take a closer look at the key ingredients and their individual benefits:
Red peppers are not only vibrant and flavorful, but also have high nutritional value. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, which can boost your immune system and promote healthy skin. Additionally, red peppers are rich in antioxidants and fiber, which are known to support heart health and aid digestion.
Marinated antipasti mushrooms
Incorporating marinated mushrooms into this recipe adds a touch of savory flavor. Mushrooms are a low-calorie ingredient that provides important nutrients such as vitamin D, potassium and B vitamins. They are also a good source of antioxidants and may have immune-boosting and anti-cancer properties.
Couscous serves as a nutritious carbohydrate in this dish. It is made from wheat semolina and is a great source of energy. Couscous is low in fat and has a higher protein content compared to other grains. It also contains important minerals such as selenium and magnesium, which contribute to overall health and well-being.
Halloumi cheese is the star of this recipe and is known for its unique texture and taste. Although it contains more fat compared to some other cheeses, it provides several health benefits. Halloumi is a good source of protein and calcium, essential for muscle and bone health. It also provides zinc, which supports immune function, and vitamin B12, which is important for nerve function.
Fresh parsley not only provides a special flavor and bright green color, but is also a nutritional powerhouse. It is rich in vitamins A, C and K as well as minerals such as potassium and iron. Parsley may have anti-inflammatory properties and could potentially support kidney and heart health.
By combining these healthy ingredients and serving them with mixed salad leaves on the side, you create a balanced meal that is both filling and good for your body. Plus, the addition of garlic bread adds a delicious crunch and flavor.
Enjoy your halloumi stuffed peppers and reap the numerous health benefits they have to offer!