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Spicy Couscous

Break from the norm and try this exotic Couscous recipe. If you love spicy food, this will become your go-to.
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Italian
Keyword basil, golden penny couscous, pasta, peppers, Spicy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Servings 3 people


  • Ingredients
  • 1 large red and 1 large yellow pepper halved and deseeded (leave stalks on)
  • 85 g golden penny couscous
  • 25 g pine nuts toasted
  • handful black olives roughly chopped
  • 50 g feta cheese crumbled
  • 50 g semi-dried tomato snipped or handful cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 tbsp shredded basil


  • Method
  • Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
  • Pop the peppers on a plate and microwave on Medium for 5 mins, until almost soft.
  • Place on a baking tray, cut-side up.
  • Meanwhile, place the couscous in a bowl and cover with 125ml boiling water.
  • Stir, cover the bowl and leave to stand for 10 mins.
  • Stir the couscous with a fork to break it up, then mix in the pine nuts, olives, feta, tomatoes and basil.
  • Pile the couscous stuffing into the pepper halves and bake for 10 mins.


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