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Spicy Lemon Garlic Couscous and Bean Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Full of wonderful flavours and textures, these vegan heart-healthy stuffed peppers are a perfect mid-week supper but can also double up as a dinner party starter or as a side-dish on a buffet.

Preparation time:

10 minutes

Cooking time:

30 minutes





1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/180°C fan/gas mark 6 and line a baking tray with foil.

2. Pour 3 tbsp of olive oil in a pan and place over a medium heat.

3. Add the garlic and onion for 5 minutes then add the tomatoes and cook until softened.

4. Pour in the couscous, hot water and chilli, place a lid on the pan, turn off the heat and leave covered for a further 5 minutes for the couscous to fluff up and cook.

5. Add the mixed beans and chopped parsley to the couscous and squeeze the juice of 1 lemon.

6. Stuff the peppers with the couscous mixture and, once filled, sprinkle 2 tbsp of olive oil on them, then place them on the baking tray in the oven for 15 minutes.

Recipes courtesy of Heart UK: the cholesterol charity. Charity Registration No: 1003904.
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