While most people think “spicy” when they hear the word “pepper,” not all peppers are spicy. There are also sweet peppers. The most well known sweet peppers are bell peppers, but there are also cherry peppers, cubanelle peppers, and pimentos. There are so many different ways to prepare these sweet peppers: you can stuff them, sauté them, or eat them raw in a salad. You can even put them in a spicy dish if that’s your jam. These 15 sweet pepper recipes are full of so many different flavors, textures, and cuisines, so there is something for everyone! Check them out!
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1. Quinoa Stuffed Peppers and Plum Tomato Salsa
Peppers are a great way to add some color to your dishes. These nutritious sweet peppers are available year-round and have a mild flavor with a nice crunchy finish. While they make a great accompaniment to dishes, this recipe for Quinoa Stuffed Peppers and Plum Tomato Salsa by Alena Grahn brings the nutrient-rich vegetable to the forefront. Stuffed with a sticky quinoa, these peppers make for a bright and healthy meal that will bring a pop of color to your dinner table.
2. Mac and Cheese With Mushrooms, Peppers, and Spinach
This dairy-free Mac and Cheese With Mushrooms, Peppers, and Spinach by Gin Butters is everything you love about homemade mac and cheese. The sauce is rich, creamy, not too thin, and not too thick. The addition of vegetables, especially mushrooms and bell peppers cooked in plenty of spices, amplifies the flavors even more. This dairy-free mac and cheese is everything you’ve ever wanted. Fair warning: make it once and you won’t be able to stop making it!
3. Coconut Milk Veggie Slaw Topped With Toasted Coconut Chips
This Coconut Milk Veggie Slaw Topped With Toasted Coconut Chips by Stephanie Mckinnie has a nice hint of coconut flavor. It is extremely satisfying and packed full of healthy crunchy vegetables. This slaw is wonderful on its own, especially when topped with toasted coconut. It is also perfect as a side dish.
4. Sweet Lime Glazed Tofu
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This Sweet Lime Glazed Tofu by Jessica Uy has the perfect blend sweet and sour goodness. Plus, who doesn’t love crisp tofu? The technique of coating the tofu with some cornstarch before pan-frying them helps to create a crisp crust.
5. 15-Minute Sweet Stuffed Ramiro Peppers With Salted Lemon Yogurt
If you can source Ramiro peppers around you, then you are in for a treat! This type of pepper has a thinner skin than regular bell peppers, so they roast faster with a sweet, smoky taste. If they are not available, bell peppers will do the trick as well in this delicious recipe. A mix of couscous, herbs, slivered almonds, and raisins fills each smoky pepper. You have to try these 15-Minute Sweet Stuffed Ramiro Peppers With Salted Lemon Yogurt by 15 Minute Vegan: Fast, Modern Vegan Cooking!
6. High Protein Tempeh Chili
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This High Protein Tempeh Chili by Allie Penner with sweet potato, pinto beans, plenty of chili spice, and cocoa powder is the ultimate game day chili. Serve with quinoa, vegan yogurt, pickled jalapeños, cilantro, and cornbread
7. Bean and Mushroom Fajitas
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This vegan take on fajitas is such a go-to dinner recipe for busy weeknight evenings. Iva Mrdjanov‘s Bean and Mushroom Fajitas are quick to make, doesn’t create a lot of dishes; and if you don’t feel like mixing your own seasoning and making the pico de gallo and guacamole, these can be readily purchased in almost any store to speed things up. The biggest bonus is that everyone around the table gets excited when they realize it’s fajita night.
8. Grilled Vegetables With Balsamic and Basil
9. Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
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When plain basil pesto is getting old, it’s time to mix things up! This recipe for Roasted Red Pepper Pesto by Kristen Genton adds in plenty of roasted red peppers for an interesting smoky sweetness. A little sweet, a little cheesy, and super creamy, this red pepper pesto will definitely enter your dinner rotation. Plus it can be made simply by throwing all the pesto ingredients in a blender and then pouring over your pasta of choice.
10. Kale and Avocado Salad
Source: Kale and Avocado Salad
When it comes to nutritious foods, kale stands above the rest. Besides all of its great health benefits, it happens to be absolutely delicious. It also holds up extremely well in a salad. Try Rouxbe‘s Kale and Avocado Salad–it’s delicious!
11. Santa Fe Roasted Stuffed Peppers With Spicy Cashew Mozzarella
These colorful Santa Fe Roasted Stuffed Peppers With Spicy Cashew Mozzarella by Melissa Huggins are a must-try for all! They’re filled with savory sautéed vegetables like mushrooms and carrots, as well as protein-rich quinoa and black-eyed peas that’ll keep you full. The cashew mozzarella is optional, but its is highly recommended. You won’t believe how easily you can turn cashews into gooey, melty mozzarella. Combine everything together, roast it in the oven, and enjoy a meal that you’ll definitely be coming back to.
12. Cowboy Caviar
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Serve this Cowboy Caviar by Wholesome LLC as your next gathering or when you need to bring a dish to pass. It would be delish served with chips, as “salsa” for a baked potato, on top of a toasted English muffin, or another other avenue you can think of.
13. Roasted Corn and Pepper Soup
Source: Roasted Corn and Pepper Soup
This Roasted Corn and Pepper Soup by Kristina Jug & Mitja Bezenšek is perfect for summer and fall months, as it uses up plenty of fresh produce, but is at the same time quick and easy to make, plus it minimizes waste as it makes good use if you have leftover corn. But if you do not have leftover grilled corn, no worries! Try out this recipe!
14. Curried Potatoes and Bell Peppers
This recipe for Curried Potatoes and Bell Peppers by Rinku Bhattacharya is a delightfully simple and flavorful take on fresh bell peppers, tomatoes, and potatoes. Garlicky, zesty, and slightly tangy from lime, this vibrant mix is perfect for adding some color to an entrée or even making a sandwich out of. Delicious, homey, and practical.
15. Portobello Eggplant Stacks
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These Portobello Eggplant Stacks by Ashley Hankins are served on a bed of arugula and topped them with a tomato salad and balsamic glaze. The sweetness from the balsamic glaze pairs perfectly with the bitterness of the arugula – we are getting hunger just thinking about it.
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