Grilled Sweet Mini Peppers Salad Recipe
Grilled Sweet Mini Peppers Salad Recipe – the perfect, simple and delicious summer salad or an appetizer. Very easy to make, all you need to do is grill the, peel them and add an amazing flavor with a delicious marinade.
Why make grilled sweet mini peppers?
Again, because this recipe was shared originally back in 2014.
I love colorful sweet mini bell peppers and I use them in soups, salads, stews, omelette or just grill them for a salad, appetizer or a side dish. Grilling really enhances the flavor and they taste so much better!
Do you like sweet mini peppers? What is your favorite way to cook them? I got two bags of these at Costco, but pretty much any grocery store around here carries them. They are beautifully colored in red, orange and yellow.
I’ve already shared recipes with sweet mini peppers and most of you seemed to like them.
These Mini Peppers With Whipped Feta and Feta And Egg Stuffed Mini Peppers are perfect for summer party appetizers.
And what do I do with peppers?
Stuff them! These Stuffed Cherry Peppers have been a hit around here lately. Mini peppers doesn’t need to be stuffed all the time, in order to taste delicious. Today’s recipe is the perfect example.
But wait a minute, you are not into grilling? Or you decide to make these sweet mini peppers in the winter and don’t feel like firing up the grill? You can definitely roast these in the oven at 375 F for around 20 minutes, or until slightly charred.
I know that the recipe is called “grilled sweet mini peppers”, but you can definitely oven roast them. And another fun fact – I call this dish a salad, but it really is a “grilled salad=appetizer=side dish”. You know these dishes that can totally work for a salad, snack, side dish, party food or an appetizer. These grilled sweet mini peppers fall into this category.
Once you grill the peppers, make sure you transfer them to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let them stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. This way the peppers will cool down and the extra heat will help the skin to separate easily, once you start peeling them.
The thing is that I’m not a huge fan of unpeeled peppers… But many recipes for sweet mini peppers don’t even call for peeling them. And you can definitely leave the skins on.
They are very tender. Just skip the peeling step, it is up to you and the way you like these peppers. The marinade for these is simple, but is brings just the right amount of flavor and freshness. It is made with olive oil, vinegar, salt, parsley, dill and garlic.
These grilled sweet mini peppers go well with a piece of bread, grilled meat or just some feta cheese. Don’t forget a nice summer drink!
Grilled Sweet Mini Bell Peppers Salad Recipe
- 1 pound mini bell peppers
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/4 tsp sugar — or honey
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp fresh chopped dill
- 3 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
- 2 garlic cloves pressed
- 3 tbsp red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar — (can use more or less depending on taste)
Wash peppers and grill them on hot grill until tender and deflated. After they are ready pace them in a bowl and cover with a lid or plastic wrap. Let them cool for 10 minutes.
Peel peppers as much as you can. (If you want you can remove stems).
In a bowl mix together oil, vinegar, salt, sugar, garlic, parsley and dill.
Add peppers, making sure they are evenly coated with marinade. Let them marinate for at least 20 minutes.
Serve as a salad or a side dish. You can also refrigerate peppers for a few days.
This recipe looks delicious and super easy. I just sent it to my friend. Your photographs are incredible. Very beautiful and clean. I love them. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks a lot Eva 🙂
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and the comment. Always love new readers. I’ve bought these little peppers a couple of times and was underwhelmed .. but love what you’ve done here. I’ll pick some up again and give this one a try. Thanks for sharing.
Hi Lea Ann, thanks for visiting my blog, it means a lot to me! I home you like the peppers, I think they taste better grilled or sautéed. Let me know how it goes 🙂
These grilled mini bell peppers look amazing! Your photography is absolutely stunning! Love the simplicity of this recipe. Definitely will be trying this recipe 🙂
Hi Vanessa, thanks for stopping by and big thanks for the wonderful complements! I hope you like the recipe and let me know how it goes 🙂
This salad is super colorful and gorgeous and I love using the grill in the summertime! 🙂
Well, I love anything mini but these are adorable and look delicious, so they have a leg up! I love the summery flavor of these mini peppers. Looks like my new “put on everything” recipe!
This is SO creative, Mira! I would’ve never thought to grill mini peppers to make a salad! I love this! So impressive but easy to make, too. I love the flavors!
I love grilling season and using fresh produce! Mini peppers are one of our favorites to snack on and grilling them for a salad is a great idea!
How come I’ve never tried anything like this salad. Excellent recipe which deserves a place at my table, Mira!
I was just saying to my daughter yesterday, what would we do without grilled (or roasted) vegetables?! Love these! So bright and tasty! Pinned!
Such a pretty, colorful and delish looking salad. Love how easy and innovative this is. I will surely try this sometime soon.