When Couscous Meets Bell Peppers {Meatless Monday}

Sep 21, 2012

but i think  his time, I may have found a perfect combination of flavor for couscous....

For about 3 bell peppers

1/2 cup whole wheat couscous, cooked (I use Rice Select's)
3 red, orange bell peppers, stems cut and seeds removed
1/4 red onions, chopped
6-7 cherry tomatoes, chopped
1.5 cups frozen or fresh spinach
2 scallions, chopped
2 tablespoon olive oil
cooking oil spray
1/4 cup reduced fat feta cheese
dried basil, parsley, paprika, salt and pepper to taste
bread crumbs, part skim mozzarella cheese- optional

-Preheat oven to 400F
-Place bell peppers on a baking sheet and spray some cooking oil and let it roast for 15-20 minutes.
-In the meantime, heat a medium pan, add 2 tablespoon olive oil.
-Sautee onions, cherry tomatoes, spinach and scallions for 5-8 minutes.
-Add the cooked couscous to the pan then add in spices and stir them together
- Gently mix feta cheese with the couscous

On a side note: the couscous by itself was very delicious, and even if you do not want stuffed bell peppers, just try couscous as a side!!

now lets stuff some peppers!

Top it with bread crumbs and sprinkle mozzarella cheese- it is totally optional and I would probably skip the bread crumbs next time...

But keep the cheese..

For some extra fun, tried to blow torch the cheese- not a good idea!!

Then, broiled it for another 5-7 minutes until cheese melts and enjoy!!!

This makes a great side dish to go with soup or something quick for lunch or dinner :)


  1. I need to make couscous. This looks so delish. Bet it's great for a potluck or a visit to beach!

    1. yea these are so delicious and even if you dont stuff in bellpeppers, they make a great side by itself