A great little recipe for an quick, easy and light dinner that looks impressive. I love peppers and more so now I have found out how few calories are in a whole pepper (roughly 44 if you didn’t know!), they are also a great source of vitamin C and vitamin A, so even more excuse to eat them!
15 mins – serves 1 as a main, 2 as a side or starter
whole red pepper, couscous, (tastes so nice they named it twice-my dad isn’t a huge fan of the stuff!) red onion, tomatoes, tomatoes puree, oil, cheese, garlic, chilli flakes, cumins seeds, salt and pepper, salad leaves to serve
Start by slicing the pepper in half and deseed, then place skin side up under a hot grill, until starting to char slightly. This should take about 5 minutes. While the pepper is cooking, follow the pack instructions on the couscous. I normally measure 35gm/person dried and cover in a bowl with double the amount of boiling water, put a plate to keep the steam in a fluff every so often.
Then fry half a red onion in a splash of oil, with a clove of crushed garlic and add a sprinkle of chilli flakes and cumin seeds. Then add 1/2 tsp of tomato puree and a handful of chopped tomatoes, stir together then mix in the cooked couscous. After a couple of minutes spoon the couscous mixture into the charred pepper halves. Top with some grated cheese and grill for a few minutes until bubbling, serve with a side salad and enjoy!