Getting into the kitchen and learning to have fun while preparing food is a huge component to feeling good. In a life of better nutrition habits, long gone are the days of opening a box, setting the timer, and eating an unknown-shelf life meal. But it doesn’t have to be complicated, either. Instead, preparing food gets to be about celebration and creativity!

The best part is the process of roasting peppers causes them to caramelize, and the results are delicious. You can add them to salads, put them on burgers, and eat as a perfect side dish. Try this simple and delicious recipe to add color and flavor to your next meal.  

No-Sweat Roasted Italian Peppers

Ingredients:

  • 1 of each: yellow, red, and orange peppers
  • 6 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • ~2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ~2 Tbsp fresh organic parsley, chopped
  • Pink Himalayan sea salt
  • Fresh ground pepper

Directions:

Oven method:

  1. Preheat broiler and line cookie tray with parchment paper
  2. Wash and clean peppers
  3. Cut peppers in half
  4. Lay peppers on parchment paper with back facing up
  5. Place in broiler and check often
  6. Remove when outside of peppers are black! (average time: 20 minutes)
  7. Let cool slightly and begin to remove black skin from peppers
  8. Slice peppers and place in a bowl with crushed garlic
  9. Add parsley and olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.

Grill and stove-top method:

  1. Place peppers on a medium-high heated grill closing the lid or directly on the gas stove. I was raised doing them on the stove and enjoy this method. It takes about 10 minutes.
  2. Whether on the grill or on the stove, use tongs to turn the peppers every 3 minutes.
  3. Once the pepper is black on all sides remove from the heat source.
  4. Remove skin, slice into strips.
  5. Place in a bowl with crushed garlic
  6. Add parsley and olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.