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Roasted Red Bell Peppers

Discover the Flavors of Greek Cuisine - Greek Meze

Welcome to a culinary journey through Greece, where every bite is an explosion of flavors. One of the classic Greek meze dishes that captivates taste buds is the beloved Roasted Red Bell Peppers. This delightful appetizer combines the sweetness of red bell peppers with the richness of olive oil and the tangy touch of vinegar. So, let’s dive into this simple yet delicious recipe that will surely elevate your dining experience.

Recipe: Roasted Red Bell Peppers

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 8 Red Bell Peppers
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Olive oil
  • Vinegar

Step 1: Roasting the Red Bell Peppers

Preheat your oven to 390°F (200°C) and line a baking pan with parchment paper. Wash the red bell peppers thoroughly and place them in the prepared pan. Allow them to roast in the oven for about 35-40 minutes. The roasting process adds a smoky flavor and brings out the natural sweetness of the peppers.

Step 2: Tenderizing the Peppers

Once the peppers are roasted to perfection, remove them from the oven and immediately transfer them to a bowl. Seal the bowl with cling film and let them rest for 30 minutes. This allows the peppers to steam, making it easier to remove their skins.

Step 3: Peeling and Cleaning

After 30 minutes, gently peel off the skin of the peppers with your hands. The skin should come off effortlessly. Once peeled, slice open the peppers lengthwise and carefully remove the seeds, leaving behind the tender, roasted flesh.

Step 4: Flavorful Finishing Touches

Now comes the magic of flavors. Arrange the roasted red bell peppers on a serving plate. Finely chop the garlic cloves and sprinkle them over the peppers. Drizzle a generous amount of high-quality olive oil and a dash of vinegar on top. The combination of olive oil and vinegar adds a delightful tanginess that complements the peppers’ sweetness.

Roasted Red Bell Peppers Greek meze recipe

Savor the Moment: Enjoying Your Meze

Your Greek Meze Roasted Red Bell Peppers are now ready to be savored! These vibrant, colorful peppers are an ideal meze dish, perfect for serving at gatherings or as a delightful side to complement your main courses. The tender texture and exquisite blend of flavors are sure to make this dish a crowd-pleaser.

So, next time you want to indulge in authentic Greek flavors, try this Roasted Red Bell Peppers recipe. It’s a culinary adventure that brings Greece’s rich gastronomy to your plate. Enjoy!

Roasted Red Bell Peppers

Roasted Red Bell Peppers

Recipe by George Zolis
5.0 from 1 vote

Embark on a culinary journey through Greece with our Roasted Red Bell Peppers Meze recipe. The sweetness of red bell peppers, enhanced by the richness of olive oil and a touch of tangy vinegar, creates a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving for more. This simple yet delightful appetizer is the perfect addition to your meze spread or a delightful side dish to elevate any main course. Get ready to savor the authentic taste of Greece with every bite of these tender, roasted peppers. Enjoy the vibrant colors and the delectable blend of flavors that capture the essence of Greek cuisine.

Course: Appetizers and MezeCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Easy


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  • 8 Red bell peppers

  • 2 Garlic cloves

  • 50 g Olive oil

  • 20 g Vinegar

Recipe directions

  • Place the bell peppers in a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Preheat the oven at 390 F (200 C) and bake on air for 35-40 minutes.
  • While the peppers are still hot, transfer them in a bowl. Cover the bowl with cling film and set aside for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, peel the peppers with your hands. Remove the stem of the pepper.
  • Cut the pepper lengthwise and open it up. Take out the seeds from the pepper.
  • Place the peppers in a plate. Add garlic finely chopped, olive oil and vinegar.

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Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 0.9g 0%
    • Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%
  • Sodium 3mg 1%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 227mg 7%
  • Total Carbohydrate 9.3g 3%
    • Dietary Fiber 1.6g 4%
    • Sugars 6g
  • Protein 1.3g 2%
  • Calcium 11%
  • Iron 1%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.