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July 14, 2014

Roasted Peppers Salad

Roasted Peppers Salad ~ Tenderly roasted Bell Peppers with Herb Leaves Salad #Salads #BellPepperSalad

Roasted Peppers have that cooked, but still fresh taste which I just love. Bell Peppers in general are one of my favorite foods, fresh and raw, or roasted and warm, but this Roasted Peppers Salad is the best.

Strangely enough, I have seen that kids prefer this roasted cold Bell Peppers and they are not that crazy over raw Bell Peppers. I had my first taste as a kid at my aunt's house when they were having a BBQ and I absolutely fell in love with all kinds of Peppers.

I do not think my Mom or Dad ever made anything with Bell Peppers and it was only years later when I was married and beginning to experiment with cooking {had to feed the new husband, you know ;-)  } that I made a salad with green Bell Peppers, which reminded me of the ones I had at my aunt's many years previous.

Roasted Peppers Salad ~ Tenderly roasted Bell Peppers with Herb Leaves Salad #Salads #BellPepperSalad

Ever since that first salad I made, Bell Peppers have been on our grocery list every single week. I have mentioned before that we started a small vegetable garden and one of the musts to plant were ... yep, Bell Peppers !  We had quite a turn out with the first lot and after that kept growing and we were actually very surprised as we had only expected a couple.

Anyhow, it is definitely worth planting some as they are most delicious when picked freshly from the garden and used straight away in a dish - cooked or raw.

I normally roast the Peppers the night before, or early in the morning, and by the time I need to throw together this salad it only takes a couple of minutes. For this specific salad I also prefer a coarser kind of crushed garlic, but you can use whatever you like.



2 Red Bell Peppers, washed
2 Yellow Bell Peppers, washed
1 1/2 TB Olive Oil
1 1/2 t Balsamic Vinegar
2 t Garlic, crushed
1 cup Arugula Leaves
1/2 cup Basil Leaves, chopped roughly
1/2 cup Toasted Pine Nuts
Salt and Black Pepper, to taste


1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180deg C (350 deg F) - spray a medium oven dish with cooking oil.
2.) Arrange the Bell Peppers on the prepared oven dish - roast 10 - 15 minutes or until lightly blackened {turn halfway}
3.) Remove the roasted Bell Peppers from the oven - place in a plastic bag immediately and close to sweat and cool completely - once cooled, remove from the bag, peel and de-seed - slice thinly.
4.) Combine the Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar and the Garlic in a small bowl let stand 1 minute.
5.) Meanwhile, toss together the Peppers, Arugula, Basil and Pine Nuts - season to taste with Salt and Pepper - transfer to a serving bowl.
6.) Drizzle the Olive Oil mixture over the salad.

Chill until ready to serve.

Roasted Peppers Salad ~ Tenderly roasted Bell Peppers with Herb Leaves Salad #Salads #BellPepperSalad


  1. Oh! I didn't know that you had to put them in a plastic bag to make them sweat first. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Yum, this looks so light and refreshing. Delicious!!

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning :-)

  3. thanks for the sweating tip, I love them too we eat them every week nothing better than picking your own though.glad they grew well for you.

  4. Love, love, love roasted peppers and this salad looks delish using them. Thanks for linking up at Wonderful Wed Blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

  5. I love pepper and I love salad. This recipe here, is gonna be perfect for me.


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  7. Lovely salad, Linda. Bell peppers show up in most Cajun and Creole dishes--I tend to cook with them every day. I enjoy roasted peppers, especially the red ones. Thank you for sharing your salad. The pine nuts add a really nice touch!

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