8 Amazing Recipes Starring the Bell Pepper
Most often, you will find green, yellow, orange and red bell peppers in your local grocery store. But other variations of bell peppers are brown, white, lavender and dark purple. Unripe peppers are green or pale yellow; red bell peppers simply spent more time on the vine than green peppers.
Bell peppers are an excellent source of antioxidants and vitamin C. To get the most bang for your nutritional buck, choose red peppers over green peppers. Red peppers have more vitamins and nutrients than green peppers, including nine times more carotene and lycopene and twice as much vitamin C.
Bell peppers are a simple vegetable, yet they can add flavor and color to many dishes. Most likely, stuffed bell pepper recipes come to mind when you consider how to prepare this mild but flavorful vegetable.
For a unique spin on the time-honored stuffed bell pepper dish, try the Vegan Stuffed Peppers from Ceara’s Kitchen.
To reduce the prep time of the traditional stuffed pepper recipe, prepare these Crockpot Stuffed Bell Peppers from Family Fresh Meals.
Bell peppers join turkey kielbasa in a hearty Keilbasa, Pepper, Onion and Potato Hash from The Two Bite Club.
Just in time for fall, broiled bell peppers add a unique taste to this Red Pepper-Cauliflower Soup from Nature Fresh Farms.
Looking for a new side dish for your next family picnic? Try the colorful, mayo-free Tangy Tex-Mex Bell Pepper Slaw from The Comfort of Cooking.
You can even deep-fry bell peppers! Check out these Green Pepper Rings from Just Short of Crazy.
Don’t forget about breakfast! Eggs Fried with Tomato in Bell Pepper Ring from Enjoy Your Cooking are the perfect way to brighten your morning.
Bell peppers are more than entrees and side dishes. Give your wraps and sandwiches an Indian kick with this South Indian Red Bell Pepper Chutney from Love Food Eat.
Don’t let the size and shape of the bell pepper scare you. It’s not difficult to choose the best bell peppers in the store. And if you’re unsure how to cut a bell pepper, check out this easy how-to video.