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Tunisian Stuffed Peppers

Tunisian Stuffed Peppers

with Chickpeas, Apricots, & Feta Cheese

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Didn’t grow up with stuffed peppers? Here’s a quick 101: hollowed-out bell peppers are filled with a combination of protein, grains, vegetables, and spices. Of course, that doesn’t quite sum up how delicious and, for some, nostalgia-inducing they are. This veggie version happens to be extra special. The filling starts with Tunisian-spiced jasmine rice (think turmeric, cinnamon, and smoked paprika) that’s then bejeweled with dried apricots, crispy chickpeas, and salty feta. Prepare for a flavor explosion.

Tags:Veggie
Allergens:Milk

Produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean.

Total Time40 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy
Ingredients
serving amount
2
4
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount
2
4

2 unit

Bell Pepper

2 unit

Scallions

1 ounce

Dried Apricots

4 tablespoon

Sour Cream

(ContainsMilk)

1 tablespoon

Tunisian Spice Blend

½ cup

Jasmine Rice

13.4 ounce

Chickpeas

½ cup

Feta Cheese

(ContainsMilk)

Not included in your delivery

6 teaspoon

Olive Oil

2 tablespoon

Butter

(ContainsMilk)

Salt

Pepper

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3640 kJ
Calories870 kcal
Fat43 g
Saturated Fat17 g
Carbohydrate95 g
Sugar19 g
Dietary Fiber10 g
Protein20 g
Cholesterol75 mg
Sodium750 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
Utensils
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Small Bowl
Small pot
Baking Sheet
Large Pan
Paper Towel
Strainer
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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1

Adjust rack to middle position and preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash and dry all produce. Halve bell peppers lengthwise; remove stems and seeds. Trim and thinly slice scallions, separating whites from greens. Roughly chop apricots, if necessary. In a small bowl, combine sour cream, ¼ tsp Tunisian Spice (½ tsp for 4 servings; you’ll use more in step 2), and salt. Stir in water 1 tsp at a time until mixture reaches a drizzling consistency.

2

In a small pot, combine rice, apricots, ¾ cup water (1½ cups for 4 servings), half the remaining Tunisian Spice (you’ll use the rest later), and a big pinch of salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then cover and reduce to a low simmer. Cook until rice is tender, 15-18 minutes. Keep covered off heat until ready to use.

3

While rice cooks, place bell pepper halves on a baking sheet and drizzle each with olive oil; rub to coat. Season generously with salt and pepper, then arrange cut sides up. Roast on middle rack until slightly softened, 15-17 minutes (you’ll stuff them then). Remove from oven to cool slightly.

4

Meanwhile, drain and rinse chickpeas; pat as dry as possible with paper towels. Heat a large drizzle of olive oil in a large, preferably nonstick, pan over medium-high heat. Add chickpeas, scallion whites, remaining Tunisian Spice, and a big pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until chickpeas are lightly browned, 3-4 minutes. (TIP: It’s natural for chickpeas to pop a bit.) Turn off heat.

5

Fluff rice with a fork. Stir into pan with chickpeas along with ¾ of the feta and 2 TBSP butter (3 TBSP for 4 servings). Season generously with salt. Stuff each bell pepper half with as much filling as will fit. Return baking sheet to oven until stuffed peppers are tender, 5-7 minutes. Cover pan with remaining filling to keep warm.

6

Divide remaining filling between plates; top with stuffed peppers. Drizzle with spiced crema. Sprinkle with scallion greens and remaining feta. Serve.