Couscous-Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Spinach, Feta & Tahini Dressing

Couscous-Stuffed Poblano Peppers

with Spinach, Feta & Tahini Dressing

40 MIN
+$2.95/serving 2 Servings
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    These vibrant stuffed peppers are loaded with tahini-dressed couscous, spinach, sweet raisins, and more—then baked in the oven and served over a layer of bright, creamy lemon yogurt.
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    Couscous-Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Spinach, Feta & Tahini Dressing
    Title
    • 2 Skin-On Salmon Fillets
    • ½ cup Yellow Couscous
    • 2 Poblano Peppers
    • 1 Lemon
    • 1 clove Garlic
    • 1½ Tbsps Golden Raisins
    • 3 oz Baby Spinach
    • 1 Tbsp Capers
    • 2 Tbsps Tahini
    • 1 oz Pickled Goathorn Peppers
    • 2 Tbsps Sliced Roasted Almonds
    • ½ cup Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
    • 1½ oz Feta Cheese
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    Roast the poblano peppers
    1 Roast the poblano peppers

    Preheat the oven to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Place the poblano peppers on a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper; turn to coat. Roast 12 to 14 minutes, or until browned and blistered. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven. Set aside to cool at least 5 minutes.

    Cook the couscous & spinach
    2 Cook the couscous & spinach

    Meanwhile, in a medium pot, combine the couscous, raisins, a big pinch of salt, and 3/4 cup of water; stir to combine. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, place the spinach on top of the couscous. Turn off the heat. Cover and let stand 6 to 8 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the couscous is tender. Stir until the spinach is combined and slightly wilted.

    Prepare the remaining ingredients & make the dressing
    3 Prepare the remaining ingredients & make the dressing

    Meanwhile, roughly chop the pickled peppers. Quarter and deseed the lemon. Peel 1 clove of garlic; using a zester or the small side of a box grater, finely grate into a paste. In a bowl, combine the tahini, the juice of 2 lemon wedges, 2 tablespoons of water, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and as much of the garlic paste as you’d like. Whisk until smooth. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

    Make the filling & prepare the peppers
    4 Make the filling & prepare the peppers

    To the pot of cooked couscous and spinach, add the capers, chopped pickled peppers, half the cheese (crumbling before adding) and dressing. Stir to thoroughly combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Carefully cut a lengthwise slit in each cooled poblano pepper, keeping one side intact. Carefully open each pepper. Using a spoon, remove the ribs and seeds. Thoroughly wash your hands immediately after handling.

    Roast the fish
    5 Roast the fish

    Line a separate sheet pan with foil. Pat the fish dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper on both sides. Transfer the seasoned fish to the sheet pan, skin side down. Roast 10 to 13 minutes, or until lightly browned and cooked through.* Remove from the oven.

    *The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 145°F for fish.

    Stuff & bake the peppers
    6 Stuff & bake the peppers

    Meanwhile, evenly stuff each prepared pepper with the filling (you may have extra for serving). Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until the filling is heated through and the peppers are tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven. Let stand at least 2 minutes before serving.

    Make the lemon yogurt & serve your dish
    7 Make the lemon yogurt & serve your dish

    Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the yogurt, the juice of the remaining lemon wedges, and a drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Divide the lemon yogurt between two dishes and spread into an even layer. Top with any remaining filling, the baked peppers, and roasted fish. Garnish with the almonds, remaining cheese (crumbling before adding), and a drizzle of olive oil. Enjoy!

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    Roast the poblano peppers
    1 Roast the poblano peppers

    Preheat the oven to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Place the poblano peppers on a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper; turn to coat. Roast 12 to 14 minutes, or until browned and blistered. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven. Set aside to cool at least 5 minutes.

    2 Cook the couscous & spinach

    Meanwhile, in a medium pot, combine the couscous, raisins, a big pinch of salt, and 3/4 cup of water; stir to combine. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, place the spinach on top of the couscous. Turn off the heat. Cover and let stand 6 to 8 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the couscous is tender. Stir until the spinach is combined and slightly wilted.

    Cook the couscous & spinach
    Prepare the remaining ingredients & make the dressing
    3 Prepare the remaining ingredients & make the dressing

    Meanwhile, roughly chop the pickled peppers. Quarter and deseed the lemon. Peel 1 clove of garlic; using a zester or the small side of a box grater, finely grate into a paste. In a bowl, combine the tahini, the juice of 2 lemon wedges, 2 tablespoons of water, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and as much of the garlic paste as you’d like. Whisk until smooth. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

    4 Make the filling & prepare the peppers

    To the pot of cooked couscous and spinach, add the capers, chopped pickled peppers, half the cheese (crumbling before adding) and dressing. Stir to thoroughly combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Carefully cut a lengthwise slit in each cooled poblano pepper, keeping one side intact. Carefully open each pepper. Using a spoon, remove the ribs and seeds. Thoroughly wash your hands immediately after handling.

    Make the filling & prepare the peppers
    Roast the fish
    5 Roast the fish

    Line a separate sheet pan with foil. Pat the fish dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper on both sides. Transfer the seasoned fish to the sheet pan, skin side down. Roast 10 to 13 minutes, or until lightly browned and cooked through.* Remove from the oven.

    *The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 145°F for fish.

    6 Stuff & bake the peppers

    Meanwhile, evenly stuff each prepared pepper with the filling (you may have extra for serving). Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until the filling is heated through and the peppers are tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven. Let stand at least 2 minutes before serving.

    Stuff & bake the peppers
    Make the lemon yogurt & serve your dish
    7 Make the lemon yogurt & serve your dish

    Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the yogurt, the juice of the remaining lemon wedges, and a drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Divide the lemon yogurt between two dishes and spread into an even layer. Top with any remaining filling, the baked peppers, and roasted fish. Garnish with the almonds, remaining cheese (crumbling before adding), and a drizzle of olive oil. Enjoy!

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