What’s crunchy, comes in many colors and low cal? It’s the bell pepper! Here’s all you need to know about this fruit!
About The Pepper
Peppers are cultivars. They come in different colors and are native to Mexico.
To grow bell peppers, you need warm soil and frequent moisture. They don’t want to be waterlogged but they are sensitive to moisture and extreme temperature.
Bell peppers can be green, red, yellow, purple, orange, brown and lavender. Some have more of a distinct taste than others while others have a milder taste.
Peppers are high in vitamin C. In red ppers there is a high content of carotene than in green peppers.
Did you know that bell peppers are about 24 calories? Also, since they are seeds and come from flowering plants, they are actually fruits and not veggies.
Baked Eggs in Stuffed Peppers
It is called the perfect edible vessel. Try this dish for breakfast. It’s literally some chopped sweet yellow, red or orange bell peppers, mixed with potato hash, cheese and marinara sauce. Put a egg on top and bake.
Spicy Sausage and Pepper Pasta
This recipe is great on a busy weeknight. It’s actually perfect for summer. It has penne pasta, olive oil, red onion garlic 1/2 of a red, orange and yellow pepper. Turkey sausage, grape tomatoes, and parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pper and top with basil.
Steak Fajita Stuffed Potatoes with Avocado Chipotle Cream
This is such an amazing twist on fajitas that you will not just have just one, but several. There are avocados, sweet potatoes, steak, peppers and more!
Quinoa Burrito Bowls
Need a meatless option? Then try this amazing bowl filled with quinoa, black beans, corn, bell peppers, onion, garlic and more. Top with cheese and sour cream.
Green Olive Pesto Pizza with Roasted Red Peppers and Feta Stuffed Crust
Here’s a pizza that is amazing for a pizza night! There’s stuffed crust, peppers, chesse and a great green olive pesto sauce.
Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Pasta
The secret of this pasta is the creamy roasted pepper sauce. Mix it with shallots, pasts and vegan parmesan cheese and you have a winning dish.
Red Pepper Shrimp Scampi
This spicy and creamy version of shrimp scampi is amazing. This is quick, easy (takes about 20 min) and it’s filling.