Stuffed peppers with couscous and ground turkey

Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers

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Stuffed peppers is a dish that exists in different names and forms around the world. It consists of hollowed or halved peppers, filled with any of a variety of fillings, often including meat, vegetables, cheese, rice, or sauce. They are usually assembled by filling the cavities of the peppers and then cooking


Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 tsp dried chili flakes/seeds
  • 1 small handful fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 3/4 cup dry whole-wheat couscous
  • 3 ounces of baby spinach, about 1 cup
  • 2/3 lb ground turkey
  • 4 large bell peppers, cut in halves


  1. Preheat over to 400 F (200 C). Place pepper halves with cut side down in a large casserole or baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.

  2. In the mean time, cook couscous according to package directions, and set aside.

  3. Pour olive oil into a large frying pan over medium heat, add onion and saute until soft, about 5 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high; add cumin, coriander, chili flakes, and turkey; cook until browned and cooked through, about 3 minutes.

  4. Toss in spinach; stir until wilted, about 2 minutes. Mix in the couscous, mint and feta.

  5. Spoon this mixture into the pepper halves. Bake, filled side up, until filling is heated through, about 8 to 10 minutes. Put 2 pepper halves on each of 4 plates, mixing or matching the colours

Source: Swap & Drop DIET COOKBOOK. Best Health magazine


Doug Cook RDN is a Toronto based integrative and functional nutritionist and dietitian with a focus on digestive, gut, mental health.  Follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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