Red peppers stuffed with bulghur wheat and pistachios

Red peppers stuffed with bulghur wheat and pistachios

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Serves
8

I like all the colours in this dish – the more colours, the more antioxidants, and therefore the more nutritious for you. And this one’s a great option when you’re entertaining friends, too!

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
8 red peppers
3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
500ml vegetable stock
250g bulghur wheat
1 onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 garlic cloves, crushed
3 portobello mushrooms
100g cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
2 carrots, grated
2 large handfuls spinach
100g pistachio nuts, roughly chopped

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Cut the tops off the peppers, scoop out the seeds and place the peppers in a roasting tin. Brush them lightly with 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Leave to cool, but leave the oven on.
  2. Bring the vegetable stock to the boil in a saucepan and add the bulghur wheat. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 15–20 minutes. Meanwhile, melt the remaining coconut oil in a large frying pan and fry the onion for 5–7 minutes until translucent. Add the cumin and garlic and continue to fry for 2 more minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook for a further 10–15 minutes, or until soft.
  3. Once the bulghur wheat is cooked and has absorbed all the stock, add it to the frying pan, along with the tomatoes, grated carrot and spinach, and cook for another 2–3 minutes, stirring, until the spinach is soft.
  4. Fill the peppers with the bulghur mixture, then place them back in the roasting tin, standing up. Bake for a further 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and season with salt and black pepper. Top with the chopped pistachios before serving.

Note

  • Pistachios contain phytochemicals and other antioxidants, such as Vitamin E and selenium which help to destroy tissue-damaging free radicals within the body.
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