August 5th, 2014

Bell Peppers

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Bell Peppers by Early Morning Farm CSA

Green and red bell peppers, come from the same plant, the red pepper is fully ripened and full of antioxidants.  Yellow and orange bell peppers are a different cultivar, and sweet and tender.  Often referred to in the CSA Shares as “sweet peppers”, bell peppers are naturally sweet and kid-friendly! Delicious cooked and raw, as well as stuffed.


Storage

Store unwashed in a sealed plastic bag.  Ripe red peppers, yellow, and orange peppers will have a shorter shelf life than the unripe green peppers.


Preparation

Wash thoroughly.  Remove tops, then slice in half.  Use a sharp knife to remove the membranes and seeds.  Slice and dice for use in recipes, or grill or roast halves for stuffing with meat or grains.  Add raw to salads or vegetable trays.  Kids love snacking on sweet peppers!  Saute with onions and garlic at to use as the base for savory dishes.  Add to pizza and pasta dishes.  Try roasting and removing skins for concentrated pepper flavor.


Recipes

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Kale Greek Salad

Carrot Hot Dogs & Fennel Pepper Slaw

Grilled Sausage & Fennel Pepper Slaw with Buttermilk Dressing

Ratatouille

Easy Fajitas with Cumin Scented Kale

Spanish Chorizo Salad with Salsa Vinaigrette

Rice, Corn, & Pepper Casserole

Roasted Pepper Soup

Eggplant Baked Orzo

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Grillled Pepper Salad

Summer Squash with Braised Sweet Pepper and Basil

Kale Slaw with Peanut Dressing

Sweet and Sour Eggplant


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