Red Bell Pepper Recipes

Roasted Red Bell Peppers

  • 2-4 large red bell peppers
  • 2 tablespoons good olive oil

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Place the whole peppers on a sheet pan and place in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until the skins are completely wrinkled and the peppers are charred, turning them twice during roasting. Remove the pan from the oven and immediately cover it tightly with aluminum foil. Set aside for 30 minutes, or until the peppers are cool enough to handle. Remove the stem from each pepper and cut them in quarters. Remove the peels and seeds and place the peppers in a bowl along with any juices that have collected. Discard the stems, peels, and seeds. Pour the oil over the peppers. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

 

Red Bell Pepper Hummus with Cucumbers

  • 16 ounces chickpeas
  • 6 ounces roasted red bell peppers
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded, diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle pepper in adobo
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Cucumbers for dipping

Mix all ingredients, except olive oil and pita bread, in food processor until pureed, then slowly add in olive oil. Let set up for 1 hour prior to serving.

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