This Steenbergs Organic recipe is a deliciously light and healthy dish for the transition from Spring to Summer

  • 20mins
  • 4
  • Easy


  • 1 red onion diced
  • 2 tsp Sumac
  • 350g cous cous
  • 350ml of boiling water
  • 1 small knob butter
  • Organic Harissa powder
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ can organic chick peas
  • 2tsp light tahini
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 4 red peppers
  • Salt
  • 50ml olive oil


Pre heat the oven to 180 C

Fry the red onion in saucepan in a little oil until translucent but not coloured.

Add the sumac and stir briefly.

Pour in the cous cous and butter.

Add the boiling water to the pan and mix together. Put a lid on the pan and remove from the heat. Set aside for later.

Warm 4tsp of olive oil and the Harissa spice in a pan for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Set aside

In a food processor, add the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, salt and pepper and blitz together.  Slowly add the olive oil until combined and smooth.

Pour out the houmous into a bowl and drizzle over the harissa oil and ripple with a fork.

Remove the top ¼ from the peppers and remove all the seeds and white pith from inside. Oil the outside of the peppers and put in a roasting tray.

Sit the pepper in some scrunched up kitchen foil to keep it level or cut a very small flat surface on the bottom of each pepper to help them stand up in the oven.

Fluff up the cous cous with a fork and spoon the cous cous into each pepper.

Drizzle a little olive oil into each pepper and season the top of the cous cous.

Replace the pepper lid and place in the oven for 15 minutes.

Serve a roasted pepper with the Harissa houmous, salad and flatbread.

Try adding feta cheese on top of the cous cous before you put the pepper top back on.

About The Author

Steenbergs Organic is a family-run, friendly firm committed to Fairtrade, the environment and people. It was set up in 2003 by Axel and Sophie Steenberg in North Yorkshire. They are at the forefront of Fairtrade spices in the UK and Europe and continually strives to work in an eco-friendly manner.

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