Stuffed peppers make delicious and healthy starters or light snacks – make with fresh basil and tomatoes for a quick recipe everyone will enjoy
4 large red peppers
250g quark
3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
25g finely chopped basil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
200g cherry tomatoes, halved
Low calorie cooking spray
Chopped basil and parsley, to garnish

Preheat the oven to 240°C/Gas 9.
Using a small knife, cut the tops off the peppers and reserve, then scoop out the seeds. Sit the peppers on a microwaveable plate, cut-side up, and cook in the microwave on high for 5-6 minutes or until they have wilted and softened.
Meanwhile, mix the quark, garlic and chopped basil together and season well.
Spoon half of the cherry tomatoes into the base of the peppers, then spoon the quark mixture over them.
Top with the remaining cherry tomatoes and the reserved lids, spray with low calorie cooking spray and place on a baking sheet, cut side up. Place in the oven for 8-10 minutes.
Remove and serve immediately or at room temperature sprinkled with chopped basil and parsley.
Syns per serving:
Free on Extra Easy, Original and Green