Sweet Peppers are not only flavorful – they’re also packed full of incredible health benefits! Red, Yellow, and Orange Sweet Bell Peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C and contain a healthy dose of folate, potassium, fiber, and iron. The same goes for Mini Sweet Peppers – these snack-sized Peppers make it incredibly easy to get your daily dose of vitamin C on-the-go!
Aside from eating them raw, the most common ways to prepare Sweet Peppers involve roasting them in the oven or stuffing them with cheese and veggies. But we’re here to tell you that while those dishes are tasty, there are lots of other ways to spice up your food prep with Sweet Peppers!
Spice Up Your Cooking With 12 Unique Ways to Prepare Sweet Peppers
Such a healthy, colorful, and delicious food calls for exciting ways to serve and prepare it for friends and family, so we consulted our expert chef and came up with 12 unique ways to eat Sweet Peppers!
This is a classic Sweet Pepper recipe idea. We have a delicious Turkey Stuffed Bell Pepper recipe that is a must-try, but you can stuff Peppers with just about anything. From veggies to mashed potatoes and cheese, the options are endless!
Give your Sweet Peppers a richer, smoky flavor by grilling them on the barbecue! Everyone is bound to enjoy this delicious summer sidemember that the smaller you cut your Peppers, the quicker they will grill!
Do you love stir fries as much as we do? Sweet Peppers are a must-have ingredient in any stir fry – not only are they super sweet when sautéed, but they also add some incredible color to the dish! They’re also simple to prepare – just slice up your Peppers and cook in a hot pan using some olive oil until they reach the desired tenderness.
It may be somewhat surprising that Sweet Peppers are the perfect addition to a variety of baked goods and desserts! Just a few dessert ideas we have created that incorporate Sweet Peppers are Red Bell Pepper Brownies, Chewy Bell Pepper Oatmeal Cookies, and Mini Sweet Pepper and Orange Cranberry Muffins!
Everyone knows that roasted veggies are tasty and super simple to prepare. Add roasted Sweet Peppers to your dinner lineup – you can thank us later.
If you don’t want to eat your roasted Peppers as a side dish, put them in a soup! Once your Red Bell Peppers are roasted, it’s easy to puree them in a blender or food processor and add them to this soup recipe. Just remember to take off the charred skin before blending!
Everyone loves this trendy spread, and although its original flavor is delicious, add some roasted Bell Pepper to the mix and you’ve got a winner! Find our hummus recipe here (bonus idea: you can also stuff Mini Sweet Peppers with hummus for a creamy, crunchy appetizer idea)!
If you have some picky eaters who aren’t big fans of fruits and veggies, an easy way to get them their daily dose of vitamin C is by including Bell Peppers in sauces! Romesco Sauce is a roasted Red Pepper and almond spread that originated in Spain – it’s on our list of favorites, that’s for sure.
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled Peppers! Pickling Sweet Peppers is a simple way to stretch their shelf life – all you need to do is pack slices of Pepper (or full Mini Sweet Peppers) tight into a jar, mix in your boiled pickling brine, and refrigerate! The fruit’s flavor will only improve with age, and you’ll have delicious Sweet Peppers to enjoy for up to two months! Find a recipe for the brine here.
As with baked goods, Sweet Peppers can be a delicious addition to a nutritious smoothie. Slice up some raw Red or Orange Bell Peppers, add them to your smoothie mix, puree, and enjoy! Try making our Strawberry Bell Pepper Smoothie for a quick, flavorful breakfast option.
Dry Spice Rub
If you’ve got the time and the resources, we recommend dehydrating your Sweet Peppers to create a delicious dry spice rub! Put your Peppers in a dehydrator overnight, and once they’re done, blend them up with your savory spices – you’ll create a custom dry spice rub to accent all your favorite meals.
We saved the best (and easiest) for last – eating raw Sweet Peppers is by far the most nutritious way to enjoy this fresh fruit. Eat them as an on-the-go snack, toss them into a light salad, or slice them up and dip them in hummus – it’s hard to beat the crispy, sweet crunch of a raw Sweet Pepper.
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