Grilled Mini Peppers

Grilled peppers are one of the easiest side dishes to pull together. Not only are they full of flavor, but they also add an element of vibrant color to the plate.

Recently I found a package of mini peppers marked down at the store. They were still fresh, but the store simply had more than they could sell in a reasonable amount of time. I ended up getting a pint of mini peppers for $0.99, though they are regularly more than $3 a package.

On sale, a regular size bell pepper is about a dollar, but this pint of mini peppers stretched farther with much more plate appeal than slices of a larger grilled pepper.

One of the interesting things about mini peppers is that you don’t need to core them. There are practically no seeds! This makes them quite easy to prepare.

Just wash them, toss them in a bowl, and drizzle them with olive or grape seed oil. Season them generously with chopped garlic, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Place them on the hot grill and cook them until they are tender and slightly deflated. The skins will blacken in spots, but that is totally okay. Serve the grilled peppers as a side dish and in salads or sandwiches. They are good hot or at room temperature.

What vegetables do YOU like to grill?

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  1. These look delicious! I’ve recently come to love peppers – it’s funny how your tastes can change over the years! I’m marking this recipe to make very soon. Thanks!

  2. I love peppers but don’t buy many because full size red peppers are almost 2 dollars a piece. I have to wait until they go on sale, and that is not very often.

  3. We love grilled okra! Put some olive oil, lemon juice & grill seasoning on them, put them on skewers and grill a couple minutes on each side. YUM!

  4. Hi Jessica, I just love mini-peppers! Grilled is even better as you have presented! Would love for you to stop by and add a recipe post to my weekend foodie blog hop “Fresh Food Firday/Seasonal Saturday ~! weekend, and follow me back. Happy weekend!

  5. Jodie Kee says:

    I buy the bag of mini peppers at Costco. In the past, I didn’t use them soon enough, and they had to be thrown away.
    I got 2 lbs. of red, yellow, and orange for $5.99. As we all know the colored ones vs. the green ones are always more expensive.
    This last time, I used them in salads, Gazpacho, and grilled some. The brand name is “Sunset”, and they have the best QR codes on the bag that will take you directly to their website for great, EASY, recipes. I’m currently on Weight Watchers and the 3 recipes on the package fit right in with my WW points sytem.
    Today I’m grilling some with onions and making a beautiful shrimp stir fry with these little beauties.

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