Sweet pointed peppers stuffed with creamy feta cheese and fresh herbs.
Ever since our grill arrived I have been trying out new bbq recipes non-stop. I even find myself throwing on the grill during weeknights after my husband gets home from work. Ok, actually he is the one who throws on the grill…but I am the one who prepares the food, so it’s pretty much a joint effort. These grilled peppers with feta are one of our favourite things to grill. They come together ridiculously fast but taste sooooo good!
These stuffed peppers are inspired by a recipe my dad used to make when I was growing up. When I was younger, we spent a lot of vacations in Greece, which in turn meant that we also spent a lot of time eating Greek food and recreating our restaurant favourites at home after our vacations. Our vacations in Greece were always incredibly fun. My parents visited friends and spent their time at the beach while us kids spent our time getting into all kinds of mischief and eating a ton of watermelon until our bellies hurt. I always loved visiting Greece. The trip itself was already quite an adventure for the 10-year-old me, since we traveled by ship. I remember exploring all parts of the ship and even sneaking into the casino and playing at the slot machines (I would have been in some serious trouble if my parents would have known!).
When we arrived we usually hit the beach as soon as possible and spent our times either swimming or snorkelling. Lunch would also be eaten at a Greek tavern and it always involved tzatziki, something grilled and fluffy pita bread. (Can you think of anything better?!) As much fun as our vacations were, I always loved coming home after spending a few weeks abroad and enjoying home cooked meals again. While my parents mainly cooked Austrian cuisine, Greek recipes snuck their way into our meals ever so often. One of them being these grilled peppers with feta. My dad used to make these in the oven and his version would omit the herbs. While you also get a nice charred look and texture, grilling the peppers gives them a nice smokey flavour.
If you do not own a grill, or simply don’t wish to start it up just for one recipe, you can most certainly make these in the oven. I included the cooking times for both versions in the recipe. If you plan on throwing a bbq or a get together, I highly suggest you make these as a side dish. They are hardly any work, but are a huge crowd pleaser. The sweet flavour of the red peppers and the salty flavour of the feta go together so well. You can add any herbs of choice, my favourite are rosemary and oregano. You can also easily assemble these ahead of time and keep them stored in the fridge until you are ready to grill (or bake) them.Print
Sweet pointed red peppers filled with savoury feta cheese and fresh herbs.
- 500g sweet pointed red peppers (about 5 medium sized peppers)
- 200g feta cheese (7oz)
- sprigs of rosemary, oregano or thyme
- olive oil
- Wash the peppers and cut off the tops and set them aside. Remove all the seeds.
- Fill with feta cheese and herbs of choice. Put the tops back on (this will prevent the feta cheese from melting out of the peppers) Drizzle with olive oil.
- Grill for about 10-15 minutes or until soft and slightly charred.*
*If you wish to prepare these in the oven bake for about 20 minutes, or until soft and slightly charred at 180C or 350F.