Goat Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers
BellaFina™ peppers may be used to create a wide variety of recipes, from appetizers to main dishes. BellaFina™ peppers are often used in salads, vegetables trays with or without dip, cooked in stews and sauces and stuffed with meat, cheese and grains.
A dozen or so mini peppers
100g ripened, soft goat cheese
½ cup ripe cherry tomatoes
handful basil leaves
½ Tbsp pine nuts
1 clove garlic
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
-preheat oven to 350˚F
– cut the tops off the peppers, de-seed, rinse and dry on paper towel. Reserve tops.
– put basil, pine nuts, garlic and oil in a food processor (or mortar and pestle) and process to form a pesto consistency. Add olive oil and mix well.
– halve the tomatoes and pulse in a processor a few times to pulp some of them. Chop up any big pieces that stand out.
-mix cheese, tomatoes, pesto and salt and pepper to taste.
– fill each pepper, replace top and bake 20 mins. Allow to cool a bit before serving.