Grilled Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins

If you prefer a nuttier flavor, use bulgur instead of couscous in the filling.


  • 4 assorted bell peppers (2 pounds total), halved and seeded

  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling

  • 2 shallots, halved and thinly sliced (1 cup)

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 1 large tomato (8 ounces), cored and chopped (1 ⅓ cups)

  • cup golden raisins

  • 1 cup plain couscous

  • 1 cup chopped fresh mint or parsley, or a combination

  • 1 cup crumbled feta (from a 4-ounce block)

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • Mixed greens, for serving


  1. Heat grill to medium-high. Drizzle peppers with 2 tablespoons oil. Grill, turning once, until charred in spots, 10 to 12 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, combine 3 tablespoons oil, shallots, and a pinch of salt in a large cast-iron skillet; place on grill. Cook, stirring often, until shallots soften, 5 minutes. Add tomato and raisins; cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add couscous and 1 1/2 cups water; season with salt and ground pepper. Simmer, stirring, until water has evaporated, about 4 minutes; remove from heat. Transfer mixture to a bowl; let cool slightly, then stir in mint, cheese, and egg. Season insides of peppers with salt and ground pepper; place in skillet. Divide fill- ing among peppers; return skillet to grill. Cover and cook until filling binds, 5 minutes. Serve, drizzled with oil, alongside greens.

    grilled vegetarian stuffed peppers
    Armando Rafael
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