Cherry Tomato and Basil Stuffed Peppers | Love The Garden

Cherry Tomato and Basil Stuffed Peppers

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By Paul Walshe
Cherry tomato and basil stuffed peppers

You’ve successfully grown your Gro-ables vegetables and now you are ready to enjoy the fruits, or should I say vegetables, of your labour.

Enjoying your own home grown produce has to be one of life’s greatest and most simple pleasures. It’s always amazing how much more flavour and sweetness you get from your own home grown crop when compared to what you have previously bought in the supermarket.

With such a wide choice in the Gro-ables range, you’re slightly spoiled for choice and soon going to be enjoying a feast.

We thought we’d get you started with a simple appetiser that will involve two of your Gro-ables, as well as the delicious addition of basil to add to the taste. It’s an adaptable dish that is very easy to make.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

4 Large Red Peppers

250g Quark

3 Garlic Cloves- peeled and crushed

25g Finely Chopped Basil

Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper

200g Cherry Tomatoes- halved

Fresh Mozzarella or Feta Cheese- your choice

Low Calorie Cooking Spray

Touch of Parsley- for garnish

Stuffed peppers rice and cherry tomatoes

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Pre-heat the oven to 240 Degrees Celsius

Step 2

Cut the tops of the peppers off, but do not throw away. Retrieve all of the seeds out from the middle and cut out any excess placenta (middle fleshy part of the pepper).

Stick the peppers on a microwaveable plate and cook for 5 minutes to soften up the fruit (yes, it is a fruit!).

Step 3

Whilst your peppers are in the microwave, look to mix the quark, chopped basil and garlic together. Also look to grate your chosen cheese- if you want to add cheese of course!

Step 4

Spoon half of the cherry tomatoes into the base of the peppers. If you have chosen to add cheese, then apply with the tomatoes. Then spoon the quark mixture over them.

Step 5

Top with the remaining cherry tomatoes. Then cut the pepper down one side and close your pepper up with the pepper top that you saved.

Spray your peppers with the low calorie cooking spray and then cook for 8-10 minutes.

Step 6

Serve with a sprinkling of parsley and any remaining chopped basil.

Recipe Credit: Good to Know

Serving Suggestions

You can enjoy this delicious dish in a number of ways, as it is a very versatile snack. Here are a few ideas to get you started…

As an Appetiser or Starter

If you really want to treat your dinner guests, why not try this as a starter or appetiser to serve. As you can see, the dish does not need too much effort but there will be no shortage of compliments.

Hunters Chicken with Stuffed Peppers and Courgettes

Your stuffed peppers will perfectly accompany this tasty chicken dish alongside some of your own roasted Gro-ables courgettes!

Sirloin Steak with Stuffed Peppers and Baby New Potatoes

This beautiful mixture of tastes really does sound appetising, doesn’t it! If you wanted to drizzle a peppercorn sauce over the dish then this will add another dimension to this scintillating meal.

Roasted Peppers with Chicken, Bacon and a Mushroom Sauce

How about adding chicken to the mix. Why not group 4 peppers together with tomato, chicken and basil with drizzled mushroom sauce over the top for a very tasty main meal!

What is Your Spin on the Dish?

We would love to know how you get on with your Cherry Tomato and Basil Stuffed Peppers! Let us know if you have put a twist on the recipe or you have enjoyed yours as part of a different dish!

Please share your ideas and photos on our social media sites, and get us salivating over your Gro-ables creations.

 

 

 

 

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