Falafel Chickpea Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

All the spicy, garlicky flavors of your favorite falafel sandwich get deconstructed and stuffed inside bell peppers. It’s a vegetarian version of a hearty classic we’re putting in regular rotation.
roast beef with red wine and banana shallots

Falafel Chickpea Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

These stuffed peppers are packed with flavor and make a great vegetarian main dish. The falafel-spiced chickpea filling is hearty and satisfying, and the peppers themselves are roasted to perfection. Serve with a simple salad or some steamed vegetables for a complete meal. You won’t even miss the meat!

About This Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers Dish

  • Prep:15 mins
  • Cook:45 mins
  • Skill Level: Easy
  • Feeds: 4 People


  • 2kg topside of beef (buy one with a layer of natural fat on the top)
  • 4 tbsp. 
  • extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 
  • large yellow onion, finely chopped3 
  • garlic cloves, minced 
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper2 
  • 15.5-ounce cans chickpeas, drained 2 tsp. 
  • ground cumin1 tsp. 
  • ground coriander1/4 c. 
  • plus 2 tablespoons chopped curly parsley 4 
  • bell peppers, halved lengthwise, seeds and ribs discarded  1/4 c. 
  • finely chopped tomatoes1/4 c. 
  • finely chopped cucumbers 1/2 
  • Tahini, for serving 


  • STEP 1
    Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Transfer onion mixture to a bowl. 
  • STEP 2
    Add chickpeas, cumin, coriander, 1/4 cup parsley, and 1 tablespoon olive oil to bowl; season with salt and pepper and toss to combine.
  • STEP 3
    Arrange bell peppers in a baking dish and fill with chickpea mixture. Roast until peppers are tender, about 30 minutes. 
  • STEP 4
    Meanwhile, toss tomatoes and cucumbers with lemon juice, remaining 2 tablespoons parsley and 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • STEP 5
    Serve vegetarian stuffed peppers topped with tomato salad and drizzled with tahini. 

Vegan Chilli

This vegan chilli packs in plenty of vegetables and doesn’t fall short on the flavour front. Serve it with rice or in jacket potatoes for a filling supper