Bell Peppers Galore!

Bell Peppers Galore!

Recipes & photos by Taghreed Odeh, Food Expert

Bell peppers are a smart and delicious way to get a nutrient boost, full of health benefits in every bite. I love them for their array of colours and flavours.

Bell Pepper Asian Salad

Ingredients

1  red, yellow, orange and green pepper, cut julienne style

½ red onion, cut julienne style

¼ cup parsley, minced

1⁄3 cup crumbled feta Cheese

Salt and pepper

Pinch of sesame seeds

¼ cup vinegar

2 tbsp sesame oil

1 tsp soy sauce

Directions

1. Put all ingredients in a large bowl except for the cheese

2. Chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour

3. Before serving, sprinkle crumbled feta cheese on the salad

4. Serve with grilled chicken, meat or fish

Roasted Red Pepper Hommous

Ingredients

2 red bell peppers deseeded

¼ cup olive oil

1 ½ cup chickpeas, boiled

2  garlic cloves, minced

1/3 cup tahini

¼ cup lemon juice

Salt to taste

Parsley for garnishing

Directions

1. To roast the bell peppers, drizzle them with olive oil and season with salt and pepper

2. Place peppers on a roasting pan in a preheated 180°C oven for 15 minutes

3. Flip and roast the other side another 15 minutes or until done

4. Cool and then peel off the skin and put in a food processor with the rest of the ingredients. Add salt to taste

5. Transfer to a serving plate and garnish with parsley and olive oil

6. Serve with pita bread as a healthy and delicious appetizer!   

Bell Pepper Pizza

I am so excited about this yummy recipe because it’s gluten-free, keto-friendly and easy to make!

Ingredients

4 bell peppers, halved and cored (you can choose any colour)

1 tbsp olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

1 cup pizza sauce

2 cups mozzarella cheese

1⁄3 cup Pastrami or

pepperoni, sliced

Oregano for garnish

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 200°C

2. On a baking sheet, drizzle peppers with olive oil and season with salt and pepper

3. Fill each half with one tablespoon of pizza sauce

4. Sprinkle the cheese and top with sliced meat

5. Bake for five to 20 minutes until the peppers are tender and a little crispy and the cheese is melted

6. Garnish with oregano before serving

A bite of good news!

Bell peppers are rich in vitamin A and C, which support healthy eyesight, especially night vision, as well as bones and skin health. Plus, due to the presence of capsaicin (the substance that boosts our metabolism), bell peppers may enhance weight-loss efforts