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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Rave Review: Mini Sweet Bell Peppers

First off, apologies for the long post drought. How long has it been? So long that Blogger switched up the formatting while we were gone and we no longer know how to do anything. So, more apologies if this post ends up looking weird.

Anyway, we've been intending for weeks to write about our most recent supermarket find: mini bell peppers. These have been showing up at Costco and our local Asian market, and we love them. They're much smaller and thinner-skinned than regular bell peppers, so they cook faster and you don't have to worry about peeling them. Best of all, they have virtually no seeds, so preparing them is a snap. They come in a mixture of red, yellow, and orange, and they're very sweet.

If you see them, buy them. You will not be sorry. We promise.

We like to roast them, then add them to pasta dishes. Simply cut off their cute little heads, cut them in half, lay them on a lightly oiled baking sheet, and roast at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. They will end up soft and lightly charred, with a sweetness that's wonderful paired with basil, olive oil, garlic, and many other things.

You can skip the roasting and add them to a stir-fry for color and sweetness.

Raw, they're an excellent crunchy addition to a salad.

We imagine that they would also be good skewered and grilled, and plan to try that soon. Would it be possible to stuff them with a little goat cheese before grilling? We'll find out and let you know.

If you've found these peppers in your store and have any ideas you'd like to share, we'd love to hear them!


  1. I like putting them on any salad i make. I like the sweetness on them.

  2. I haven't seen these yet - but I'll be sure to keep an eye out for them. They sound delish!

  3. Bought them twice since I read this. Love them!

  4. I love them simply dipped in pesto hummus.