Stuffed Bell Peppers

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The natural sweetness of the red pepper perfectly compliments the saltiness of the black olives in this light and attractive dish. It is simple to prepare and makes a perfect starter or an accompaniment to a main course.


Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 3


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°c.
  2. Cut the red peppers in half lengthways and remove the seeds and pith from the inside. Remove the stones from the olives, tear the mozzarella into chunks and prepare the herbs. the ingredients
  3. Place the red pepper halves in a roasting tin, and coat each one with about 1½ tablespoons of the olive oil, then season the inside with salt & pepper. oiling the peppers
  4. Divide the oregano equally between the peppers and put it into the bottom of each one. Put the mozzarella and olives into the peppers, then put the basil in and finally drizzle over the remaining oil and season lightly with black pepper. stuffing the peppers
  5. Put the put the peppers into the oven for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove the peppers from the oven and serve. We served it with a mixed leaf salad. the finished stuffed peppers
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Useful Information

Can it be frozen? No.
Can it be prepared in advance? Yes, to step 4 up to 1 day in advance.
Will leftovers be nice? Yes, for up to 2 days.


-You could stuff the peppers with anything you like. For example, anchovies, cherry tomatoes, thyme, Parma ham, goats cheese or feta cheese would be a nice addition/substitution.

-The stuffed peppers can also be eaten cold (although re-heating them in the oven until they are warm is much nicer).

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