Hugh’s pesto potato stuffed peppers

This week has been a ‘ready, steady, cook’ type week. My lovely housemates Natalie and Gemma went to Ridley Road market in Dalston and spent the princely sum of £7.50 on enough veg to fuel our little household for a week.

In return I’ve been cooking up a low fodmap veggie storm. Tuesday night’s meal was hearty stuffed red peppers based on a recipe from my all time favourite recipe book Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s ‘Veg Every Day‘. This warm, satisfying dish is perfect for spring; slowly weaning you off the winter carbfest but not yet launching into light summer salads.
Here’s how to do it:
  • 1 pepper per person cut in half with seeds removed
  • New potatoes quartered and boiled
  • Lots of fresh spinach wilted a little
  • Feta cheese cut into small chunks
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
Low fodmap pesto, one table spoon per person. Make it by blitzing:
  • Basil (half a plants worth of leaves)
  • 50g Toasted pine nuts
  • 50g Grated Parmesan
  • Loosened with garlic infused oil– 3 tablespoons or so
Brush peppers outside and in with oil and put on a baking tray. Mix all remaining ingredients together and stuff into the peppers. 200 degrees / gas mark 6 for 40 minutes and serve up with a crunchy dressed green salad for the perfect low fodmap spring supper!

7 thoughts on “Hugh’s pesto potato stuffed peppers

  1. Angela Harding says:

    I’m so happy to find your blog. This is exactly what I need. I keep finding the same old recipes on Google/Pinterest so I’m thrilled to already have found half a dozen I want to make! Thank you :)


  2. Nina Bentley says:

    I know you know this – but I’m just saying it to the world…again. Fricking love your blog. It is basically my new go to place for dinner. I’ve been making spinach pancakes galore for Jim, I’m putting anything with them – sweet, savoury, picnic. I’m living on them. So glad of some stuffed peppers to mix things up a bit! You are simply the lusciousist person I love.

    Just answer me this though – garlic infused oil – whole cloves, mashed about a bit, sat in oil? Spell it out for me cause I don’t want to poison you one day!

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