Produce of the day #6 is bell pepper! I am growing some in my backyard and am thrilled at the turnout!
Bell peppers are full of vitamins and minerals, however, the red bell peppers contain the most. They have more vitamin C than oranges, crazy right? If you’ve never had a bell pepper, they are not hot/spicy at all, in fact they have a sweet burst of flavor.
Stuffed Bell Peppers (Serves 3-4)
- 3-4 red bell peppers, deseeded
- 1 lb. 90% or greater fat-free ground turkey
- 1/2 red onion, chopped
- 1 can black beans, drained
- 1 cup organic frozen corn
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1/2 cup salsa
- 1 tbsp. cumin
- 1/2 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- cilantro for garnish
- salt and pepper to taste
Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. In a skillet, brown the meat and red onion in olive oil while stirring in the cumin, salt, pepper, and chili powder. Pour the salsa, corn, and beans in with the meat and heat. Cut the peppers in half and lay in a shallow baking dish, cut side down. Bake for 15 minutes, or until skin bubbles. Fill the bell peppers with the mixture, cover with foil, and bake for another 15 minutes at 400 degrees. top with avocado and cilantro. Serve.
Bell Pepper Eggs (Serves 3)
- 1 bell pepper
- 6 eggs
- salt and pepper
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
Slice the bell pepper into thin rounds. In a medium heated skillet, add part of the olive oil and place enough bell pepper rounds to fill the skillet. Crack an egg in each round. Season with salt and pepper. Allow to cook for 3-5 (soft egg) or 5-9 (hard egg) minutes. Cook all the bell peppers and eggs. Serve.
Honey Chicken Pepper Kabobs
- 4 skinless boneless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes
- 2 red bell pepper, chopped into 2 inch pieces
- 1 red onion, chopped into 2 inch pieces
- 1 zucchini, chopped into 1/2 inch piece
- 3 tbsp. olive oil
- 4 tbsp. raw honey
- 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tsp. Sea salt (or more) and 1/2 tsp. pepper
In a bowl whisk honey, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and salt/pepper. Pour 1/4 into a separate bowl. With the remaining 3/4 of the mixture, add all the vegetables and meat. Place in a plastic bag and let sit for at least an hour. Drain the marinade from the bag, and trash. Arrange the meat and veggies on the skewers in a pattern. On a high heated grill, place the skewers on for about 12-15 minutes. Brush with remaining marinade. Serve.