Last night I made these pretty delicious stuffed peppers. They are low in fat, packed with veggies and finished wth a basil creme fraiche. They were so simple I didn’t plan them as a recipe for the blog so excuse the photos but they tasted so good that I had to share. Along with my stuffed peppers I have some great recipes from fellow bloggers for veggie side dishes to share with you.
First up my stuffed peppers:
You will need:
1 yellow pepper ( or a pepper of your choice )
2 shallots diced
15 cherry tomatoes, quartered
2 garlic cloves minced
1/4 red chilli diced
1 tsp Olive oil – I actually used an olive oil spray bottle so it was less than that.
3 tbsp reduced fat creme fraiche
1 handful of fresh basil, torn roughly
Seasalt & black pepper
Preheat your oven to 200c.
Halve and deseed your pepper. Rub the inside of the pepper wth olive oil and place in a roasting dish upright along with your shallots, spritz or drizzle over olive oil and season. Bake for approx 15-20 minutes until starting to brown and soften. Whilst your peppers are in the oven, place a small amount of olive oil in large frying pan over a medium heat, add your tomatoes, garlic and chilli with a little salt and pepper and saute for around 5 mins until softened. Remove your peppers and shallots from the oven. Mix your shallots with your tomato mixture and spoon into the halved peppers equally.
Mix your torn basil with the creme fraiche, season and top your peppers. Dive in.
This was one of the nicest veggie sides I’ve had in ages, it would make a great starter or even a lunch or supper dish all of its own with a light green salad to accompany. You could top with cheese if you prefer but this was a healthy, low fat dish which I felt didn’t need anything extra.
* If you are following the weight watchers smart point plan these are just 1sp per serving.
Now check out these 9 veggie side dishes from my fellow food bloggers:
Baby Carrots With Parmesan, Roasted Kale & Black Sesame:
Green Romanesco Cauliflower Cheese:
Baked Parsnips With Lancashire Cheese:
Broad Beans With Spring Onions:
Hope you enjoy, what are is your favourite veggie side dish?
this is super – I love stuffed peppers, and the other ideas are perfect for adding colour to midwinter meals! thanks for linking to my post x
No probs, thanks xx
Love these ideas! I tend to get stuck in a rut of the “same old, same old” veggie preparations, and we all get bored after a while. I think my current favorite is roasted cauliflower with a little bit of garlic salt and smoked paprika.
Oh yes I’m getting into roasted cauli and broccoli too!
Oh i love the look of those! Great simple tasty flavours. Thank you for sharing mine.
Thank you xx
Mark, CompassandFork says
This is a great collection of vegetable sides. So often forgotten about with such a huge emphasis on meat. I think the stuffed peppers are my favorite.
Thanks Mark x
Jo of Jo's Kitchen says
What a delicious selection of side dishes. I must try your stuffed peppers
Thanks Jo, they are so good.x
Loving the creme fraiche and basil with this dish such a lovely fresh contrast to the vegetables:-)
Thanks Camilla, they were so tasty. Will be featuring regularly on my plate I imagine. x
Stuffed peppers are so delicious and easy to adapt to any cooking style! Love your other veggies too.
Thanks Renee x
Taylor Thurston says
I’ve been wanting to try stuffed peppers for a long time. Your recipe has officially convinced me! Sounds so fresh and light. Perfect for January!
It really was so tasty but yes the creme fraiche lifts it and its so fresh. Enjoy x
Laura @ KneadWhine says
Thank you so much for the link. It does remind me I need to update the pictures!
I love love love stuffed peppers but haven’t had basil in them before. Definitely one to try.
What a super recipe. I loved stuffed peppers, but rarely manage to get them cooked properly. Now I see where I was going wrong – cooke them first! Your basil creme fraiche is a fabulous idea too. Love sides, I often think they can be better than the main.
The Breastest News says
Those look delicious and are actually making my mouth water. Wish I was a better cook and could come up with some lovely tasty food. Will need to give these a go though 🙂
These are really straightforward, definitely try them x
Helen @ family-friends-food.com says
I haven’t made stuffed peppers in ages, but those look lovely, really fresh and not stodgy like some of them are. Great when you need something a bit ‘fancy’ but not too much effort!