How to eat a bell pepper in a very unique way may be something you’ll want to show your kids. Encouraging them to eat more vegetables in a fun manner is always a good thing.
Isn’t this a beauty of a pepper? I grew it myself! If you’ve never tasted a homegrown bell pepper, you don’t know what you’re missing.
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Of course, this is true of anything that’s homegrown; it’s just always going to taste better than something grown on a farm or greenhouse, miles and miles away from your kitchen. The same is true with homemade dishes versus prepackaged, processed and even many restaurant meals.
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When I was about 10 or 11 years old, I remember running out to my mother’s garden in Michigan and picking a sweet bell pepper (usually green) so that I could bring it inside and make an inside out salad with it. My mother had taught me how to do this with bell peppers, but I don’t remember when (probably when we’d visit Italy during the summer, when I was even younger).
You may want to try this with your children, especially if they don’t want to eat bell peppers. Sometimes all it takes is a “new and fun” way to eat something to convince them to change their minds. Or better yet, tell a friend or neighbor to suggest it when your child is over at their house–that’s almost guaranteed to work!
Just so you know, red and green peppers come from the same plant. Red bell peppers are very sweet because they are fully ripe. If you leave a green bell pepper on the plant longer, it will turn red, as you can see the pepper in the photo below is in the midst of ripening. Some people only like red peppers, or green peppers, but I love both, so this one is perfect for me!
Check out my red bell pepper butter sauce on this pasta recipe that’s to die for!
How to Eat a Bell Pepper in a
Very Unique Way
FULL PRINTABLE RECIPE BELOW
- red or green bell pepper, preferably homegrown or organic
- good quality extra virgin olive oil
- red wine vinegar
- sea salt
Bread to eat with the pepper.
Directions to Eat a Bell Pepper
Cut the top of the pepper off about 3/4″ below the top, so it has a top lid; remove the seeds.
Place the pepper in a cup or something to hold it and pour in some olive oil.
Next add a little vinegar (the ratio should be about 4:1 for olive oil to vinegar). Then a sprinkle of salt.
Put the lid back on, while holding it tightly, carefully give it a few shakes up and down.
Remove the lid, and you’re ready to eat! Just take a bite of pepper along with some bread which you can dip into the dressing inside. How fun is that? I ate this one myself and I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed it. Don’t save this exclusively for the kids, why not make this one more vegetable that you can eat and love?
I hope you enjoyed learning how to eat a bell pepper in this new way! Let me know if you give it a try.
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How to Eat a Sweet Pepper in a Very Unique Way: an Inside Out Pepper Salad
Eating a fresh garden pepper in a totally unique way!
- 1 red or green bell pepper, preferably homegrown or organic
- 1 Tbsp good quality extra virgin olive oil, like Arianna or Lucini brands
- 1/2 tsp red wine vinegar
- pinch of sea salt
- (bread to eat with the pepper - optional)
- Cut the top of the pepper off about 3/4" below the top, so it has a top lid; remove the seeds.
- Place the pepper in a cup or something to hold it and pour in some olive oil.
- Next add a little vinegar (the ratio should be about 4:1 for olive oil to vinegar). Then a sprinkle of salt.
- Put the lid back on, while holding it tightly, give it a few shakes up and down.
- Remove the lid, and you're ready to eat! Just take a bite of pepper along with some bread which you can dip into the dressing inside.
Shake the pepper carefully.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 pepper
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 152Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 135mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information is only estimated.
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That is one gorgeous pepper! I’ve never eaten one that way, but I’ve got some ripening in the yard, I’m definitely going to try this!
What a fun idea!! I love this!
Such a pretty pepper!
How fun! I have never tried this. But we do grow our own peppers and chiles, and I agree – nothing tastes as good as home grown.
Homegrown peppers? This looks beautiful, Christina. Hehe, the only homegrown one we did was with Dad in Scotland for a wee project. We watched it get to red and then somehow it stayed on the plant and we never ate it. I remember coming back from holiday to a withered, dry dark red shrunken thing that we totally lost interest in. No wonder we never had any pets! This certainly is a different way to eat a pepper – what a super idea!
Haha! You’re definitely not Italian! That’s such a funny story!
What a clever idea. That pepper is stunning!
Your homegrown peppers are just beautiful, Christina! I need some gardening tips from you…mine are not doing well at all this year. No homegrown peppers for me (so far!). Great post! ;)
Don’t feel bad, Cristina, my artichoke is going to die, yet again! I just have no luck with them, yet my neighbor produces beauties! Who knows?
Cool! I can do that!!!:)
What a pretty pepper you picked.
I’m sure you can, and a lot more than that, too! :) CC