Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Moroccan Chickpeas, Couscous, Spinach N Raisins Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Day3 of Stuffed Delicacies -- Moroccan Chickpeas, Couscous N Raisins Stuffed Bell Peppers. Yesterday, my hubby didn't want lunch from home cause he was stepping out with his boss. So I didn't want to make anything elaborate for 2-1/2 people(Me, MIL and my Lil one :)). I had some couscous, chickpeas and a red bell pepper about to die on me. So made this quick, easy and delicious dish for lunch. If you are looking for something spicy, this isn't the recipe for you cause its mellow with an explosion of sweetness from all the raisins I put in the stuffing.
  • 1 Large Bell Pepper, Any Color
  • 1 Small Onion,finely chopped
  • 1 Small Tomato,finely chopped
  • 1 Cup Cooked/Canned Chickpeas
  • 1 Cup Couscous
  • 1-1/4 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Fresh Spinach, Packed
  • 1/4 Cup Golden Raisins
  • 1-1/2 Tsp Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt for taste
  • Preheat the Oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Halve the Pepper and removed the seeds and membranes.
  • Apply 1/2 Tbsp of Olive Oil on the inside of the peppers and place it in an oven-proof dish.
  • Bake the peppers for 15 minutes on the top rack. Remove the Pepper from the oven and let it cool.
  • Meanwhile, bring the 1-1/4 Cups of water to a roiling boil.
  • Switch off stove and add the couscous. Lid the pan and let the couscous cook for 15 minutes in the hot water.
  • In a wide skillet, add 2 tbsp of Oil and saute cumin, chopped onions and tomatoes till the onions are browned.Add the chickpeas, cracked pepper and salt.Stir gently.
  • Add the Spinach leaves and cook until it wilts. Fluff the cooked couscous with fork and add it to the pan.
  • Check for taste. Switch off stove and stir in the raisins.Cool the mixture slightly
  • Stuff the Peppers with the cooked mixture and bake at 350 degrees F for another 15 minutes on the top rack.
  • Enjoy as is or with a dash of hot sauce if desired.
Makes 2 Servings.

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  1. Excellent One:) I would love to try these for hor dourves . Have you tried this stuffing in something other than bell pepper ?

  2. Delicious..sounds so yummy, love stuffed bell peppers and this stuffing is superb.

  3. yummy..stuffed bell pot meal!....looks delish!

  4. My daughter has been telling me to make something with the bell pepper. Will make this for her.

  5. Looks wonderful. I love the flavors you have used for this recipe. This is a recipe I would definitely love for lunch or anytime:)

  6. This is an excellent creation for easy lunch, stuffing is comforting and healthy! :)

  7. Mouthwatering! A very nutritious and delicious meal.

  8. A delicious and easy lunch recipe! Love the flavours in there...

  9. Gorgeous to look at and so comforting to eat.
    Great post ♥

  10. I love adding sweet raisins to savory dishes! This sounds fantastic.

  11. Dear PGK, This is simply innoavtive and wholesome meal. The red pepper makes it look very attractive too.Happy diwali to u and ur family.

  12. Yummy, very inviting spread, am drooling over that stuffed bellpeppers..

  13. lovely stuffed bell peppers:) very inviting:)

  14. rock lassie...stuffed bell pepper looks yumm

  15. Love the combination of flavors and textures in this dish. It looks glorious.


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