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6 Ways to Pick Peppers for Dinner

By , SparkPeople Blogger
We love bell peppers. Served raw, they're a tangy and low-calorie snack and a great addition to any salad. When cooked, their natural sweetness is highlighted. We've picked a pack of pepper recipes that are both delicious and nutritious!
Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers: Who says you have to serve fajitas in a flour tortilla? Instead of serving peppers in the fajitas, I serve fajitas in a roasted pepper!

Chicken Oregano with Sweet Peppers: Serve this on top of a bed of brown rice.

Stuffed Bell Peppers: This stuffed bell pepper recipe is really delicious! You can use red bell peppers if you like that flavor better. It incorporates your protein, starch, and veggies in one neat package! Brown rice is used for an added nutritional punch.

Chicken Tostadas with Corn and Peppers: Tostadas top tacos in our book: This knife-and-fork meal lets you pile on more (healthy) toppings!

Easy Baked Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers: Whether served as an appetizer or side dish, these poppers are sure to be a hit!

Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa, Spinach and Feta Cheese: You'll love this simple vegetarian supper.

More pepper recipes & meal ideas:
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great ideas! Report
One of my favorite ingredients. Raw as strips to dip or added to sandwiches, in stir fry, in home made pasta sauces, with onions in salads or lightly sauted and served with any meat or beans or chicken, in my remake of the Country Fair Sausage Sandwich, in my all time favorite - Stuffed peppers. I grow them or buy at Farmers' Market, or splurge in the grocery store. Such a great source of Vitamin C and all things healthy. Report
Love them anyway I can get them, stuffed, sauted with onions, mushrooms, garlic and any other veggie, or raw Report
There's nothing sooo scrumptious as fresh sliced raw peppers from the garden!! I'll eat peppers just about any way I can get 'em, and used to love stuffing them with Spanish Rice, plus, they'll go just about anywhere onions, chives, shallots, and garlic will go, i.e. chopped up into any meal that's edible- saving deserts. LOL!! Thanks for sharing!! Report
2DIETORNOT2DIET
I love raw veggies of almost any type you get there ture flavor and crunch. Report
Eating them raw is winning?! Really?! YUCK. What is wrong with you people.

I guess it is like East Coast people liking raw onions in salad. Awful...

Peppers are for cooking and seasoning. Not eating raw. Report
CHRIS25521
I love to make stuffed peppers and pepper steak. Report
I grow one sweet bell pepper each summer. I freeze them as they mature. At the end of summer, I pick all off the plant before it freezes. Last year I picked 40 in various degrees of ripening from the one plant. I gave frozen peppers away to family/friends.
I still don't know why there were so many more this one year. Report
SUNSET09
I could and do eat them both ways. The place I eat lunch had them all cut up together raw, so I get a large spoonful of them. I also like stuffed peppers without the meat; or with chicken or turkey. Moe's have them cooked and I add them everytime. Now that's eating! Report
They are my favourite vegetable apart from aubergines onions and garlic!!!
I hope everybody knows they freeze very well, no blanching required and can be de-seeded and frozen whole, to stuff later Report
My gawd these look delicious! Report
GARBLEDEEGOOK
I grow them; can't wait to coat them with olive oil, roast them on open fire, cool them and toss them in a salad. Report
I'm so glad there is a recipe for quinoa stuffed peppers. I had something similar to this at a potluck and have been dying to find a recipe. Report
Thank goodness this appeared today! We are being "attacked" by a bumper crop of peppers this year. Now I have some new recipes to try with them. Thanks, Spark People- you always come through just when I need you! Report
I'm not a big fan but my friend is growing peppers in her garden and may have to take a stab at them!!! Report
They are very expensive so I seldom by them. Report
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