Goat Cheese and Grape Tomato Stuffed Bell Peppers

These are an excellent way to use the late summer bounty of tomatoes and peppers. I like to use them as our veggie side dish and serve them with artisan bread and grilled flank steak.

Instructions

  1. Arrange 2 racks to divide the oven in thirds and heat the oven to 375 degrees. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil into a 9×13-inch baking dish and tilt to coat the bottom. 
  2. Halve the peppers lengthwise and remove the stem, ribs, and seeds. Arrange the peppers in the baking dish cut side up and in a single layer. Thinly slice the garlic and sprinkle it into the peppers. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the peppers and season with ½ teaspoon kosher salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. 
  3. Roast the peppers on the lower rack until tender and slightly charred at the edges, but still holding their shape, 35 to 40 minutes.  
  4. Meanwhile, halve the grape tomatoes and place in a medium bowl. Place basil leaves, remaining ¼ cup olive oil, red wine vinegar, a generous pinch of kosher salt, and a few grinds of black pepper in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the blade attachment. Process until mostly smooth, about 10 seconds. Pour over the tomatoes and toss to coat. 
  5. About 10 minutes before the peppers are done, spread 2 tablespoons pine nuts out in a small, rimmed baking sheet or a pie plate. Bake on the upper rack until golden-brown and toasted, tossing halfway through, 5 to 7 minutes. 
  6. When the peppers are ready, let cool for a few minutes. Transfer cut-side up to a serving platter. Crumble the goat cheese over the tomatoes and gently mix with a spoon. Divide the tomato/goat cheese mixture and any vinaigrette or juices that remain in the bowl among the peppers. Sprinkle with pine nuts, several grinds of black pepper, and a generous pinch of flaky salt, if using.

Serves 4 to 6

Goat Cheese and Grape Tomato Stuffed Peppers


Recipe Credit

Original recipe by: Recipe modified from Caprese Stuffed Peppers by Sheela Prakash via The Kitchn

Beth Blessing (Organic Beth) has a Masters in Nutrition and is the co-founder of Green Bean Delivery. She is a mother of three that loves supporting family farms and searching for unique, artisanal products. Her goal is to help others eat better and live a more natural, holistic life through healthy recipes and practical tips. Follow her on Facebook: @OrganicBeth