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Greek Stuffed Peppers

With toasty spices, chewy israeli couscous, vegan sausage crumbles, and a tzatziki sauce to top it off... these stuffed peppers are sure to impress! And it's all 100% vegan!

Author PLVNTFOOD by Chef Brianna Gallo

Ingredients

Stuffed Peppers

  • 4-6 green bell peppers
  • 1 package Alpha Foods Meatless Sausage Crumbles
  • 2 cups cooked Israeli Couscous
  • 6 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp each dried thyme oregano, parsley, ground coriander, ground sage, salt, and black pepper
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ cup plant based mozzarella cheese or feta
  • Fresh parsley for garnish

Tzatziki

  • 2 cups plant based plain unsweetened yogurt
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt / black pepper / crushed red pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh dill chopped
  • ½ cucumber grated
  • 3 garlic cloves minced

Instructions

Stuffed Peppers

  1. Preheat your oven to 400F.
  2. Slice your peppers in half lengthwise & scoop out the core & seeds, leaving the stems intact.
  3. Take a baking dish (or 2 depending how many fit) and use 2 tbsp to oil the bottom of the pan. Add in your peppers in a single layer, drizzle with a little more oil & season with salt.
  4. Place in the peppers in the oven for about 20 minutes (or more depending on the size of your peppers) until they are soft and slightly browned on the edges.
  5. While your peppers are in the oven, cook your Israeli couscous according to package instructions, drain, and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  6. In a skillet over medium heat, add your remaining olive oil along with your red onion & garlic. Cook for about 1 minutes, then add in your Alpha Foods sausage, dried spices, salt & pepper. Mix and cook until the sausage is browned. Then add in your red wine vinegar & stir to scrape up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan.
  7. Mix your couscous in with your sausage mixture.
  8. Once your peppers are ready, stuff them generously with your sausage and couscous mixture. Top your stuffed peppers with a bit of cheese, then place under the broiler until the cheese is melted, browned, and bubbly & the sides of the peppers are browned- about 3 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and top with fresh parsley.

Tzatziki

  1. Mix all of your ingredients together in a bowl until well combined.
  2. Drizzle over your stuffed peppers & enjoy!