Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Greek stuffed peppers, for OC

I mentioned this in chat ages ago, and just remembered that I promised to post it!

So here we go. This is very simple, healthy, and probably my favourite veggie meal ever. It serves 2.

2 bell peppers (that's just the normal peppers you get in the supermarket), whatever colour you like - I tend to use two different colours
100-150g halloumi cheese
Zest and juice of one lemon
4 tbs pine nuts
1 tbs dried oregano
1 tbs dried mint
Olive oil

1) Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6.
2) Cut each pepper in half lengthwise through the stalk, and remove the seeds and white stuff. Leave the stalks on, as they look pretty. Pop them into an ovenproof dish, cut sides up.
3) Cut the halloumi into small cubes, and divide between the pepper halves.
4) Sprinkle the lemon zest, pine nuts, oregano and mint over the cheese.
5) Pour over the lemon juice, and drizzle some olive oil on as well.
6) Roast in the oven for approximately 30 minutes, until the peppers are tender and the cheese has browned a little on the top.

Serve with rice cooked in vegetable stock, and a green salad. There you go, 3 portions of veg with no effort at all!

I love the way the halloumi keeps its shape when cooked - it doesn't melt like normal cheese. It's also excellent sliced then grilled or fried until brown, and you can even make kebabs with it. But it doesn't make good cheese on toast. ;)


  1. Sounds yummy Anna. How many cals do you reckon? I have really, really got to do something now about my weight. It's getting serious. I said about doing that parachute jump next year? Well I am borderline being the maximum weight allowed to do it now. :(

  2. About 350 kcals for one person, if you use normal halloumi, assuming you use 1/2 tbs of olive oil.

    I can't find info for the lower fat halloumi I prefer - I really can't tell the difference, but it does knock a few calories off.

    One cupful of cooked long grain rice would add about 200 kcals, add some salad as well and you've got a reasonably well balanced meal.

  3. Wow, looks great Anna, have to try that one.