Recipe: Stuffed Bell Pepper

I tried this recipe for stuffed bell pepper last week and it was really good, cheap, and healthy. I made some slight changes to the original recipe, but below is exactly what I used. Makes enough for 2.

Ingredients
2 red or yellow bell peppers
couscous
basil (fresh or dried)
olive oil
pre-cooked shrimp (about 10 shrimp)
feta cheese
pine nuts (optional)

Instructions

Cut the tops off the peppers and scoop out and clean the insides (I scraped the inside white gunk with a spoon). Boil peppers and tops in a large pot for 7-10 minutes until tender (not mushy!)

Meanwhile, cook 2 servings of couscous according to the package instructions (about 2 cups should be plenty). While it sits, heat up the shrimp in a frying pan with a drop or two of olive oil (or PAM).

Remove the tender peppers from water and set on a paper towel to drain.

Mix couscous and warmed shrimp in a bowl with feta (about 3/4 cup), about 1 Tbs basil, 1 Tbs olive oil, and about 1/4 pine nuts.

Scoop couscous mixture into the pepper. Arrange artfully if that's how you roll. Serve warm.

Not a fan of shrimp? Try:

Canned chickpeas
Shredded chicken
Cubed beef or ham
Grilled tofu
Scrambled egg