Tri-Color Bell Pepper Salad

Tri-Color Bell Pepper Salad

Tri-Color Bell pepper salad is one of my favorite summer salads. It is very simple and refreshing. In this salad, red, yellow and orange bell peppers are first roasted, then mixed with fresh herbs, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. I like to use peppers of different colors as this really makes for an attractive salad, but either color alone would work just as great too. This salad makes for an ideal appetizer or a side dish. I would also like to mention that a similar salad exists in Italian, Spanish, Turkish and Greek cuisines. Enjoy!


TRI-COLOR BELL PEPPER SALAD

2 red bell peppers
2 yellow bell peppers
2 orange bell peppers
finely chopped fresh parsley and mint, to taste (about 1 tablespoon of each)
2 gloves garlic, peeled and crushed (use more or less to taste)
juice of 1/2 lemon
about 3 tablespoons olive oil
salt, to taste
ground black pepper, to taste

1. Broil the peppers on a baking sheet in the oven, until their skins are charred and the flesh is somewhat tender. You can also grill them on a BBQ. Do  not over roast, or the flesh will be mushy. It should be tender but still firm enough to hold its shape when chopped.

2. When the bell peppers are cool enough to handle, peel their skins off and remove the seeds. Divide each belle pepper lengthways into half, then slice each half into strips, not too thin and  not too thick. Put them in a mixing bowl, add the fresh herbs, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve slightly chilled.

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22 Comments
  1. Farida waht`s really beauty salad and so nice picture!!
    Muchos cariños amiga, Gloria

  2. Is red bell pepper, capsicum?

  3. wow!! vat a colorful pretty salad.. m gonna add green pepper too to make the dish look more colorful and beautiful :)

  4. I adore bell peppers , the salad looks yummy

  5. Feride, this salad is just for my taste! I love the garlic touch in this salad. This is one of our favorite breakfast dishes in summer.

  6. Thank you,

    GLORIA, DARYA, NORA, PARITA, ZERRIN.

    Darya, yes it is capsicum.

  7. Farida this is such a beautiful coloured dish and perfect for the summer.

  8. very nice blog!!! well done! promoting azeri cousine.

    thank you. will have to keep looking to get some ideas. not that I cook,. but probably it is the time to start.

  9. wowow you sald is a great way to enjoy peppers! It seemsso refreshing!

  10. Farida, I love peppers and they are delicious and healthy for you! I just read your interview, congrats and again…thank you so much for mentioning my blog. I am deeply moved by your gesture.

  11. nice posting. this site is very informative.

  12. Love evrything about this Farida. the colours, the flavours & the freshness! It’s beautiful!

  13. Full of color, flavor, aroma and life… This what your website is.. I love it!

  14. Wow ! very colorful salad… I am new food blogger and I just love ur blog . Very nice. ….thanks for sharing :-)

  15. Just made this salad and it is absolutely glorious- so simple, healthy and flavorful. Thank you so much. The recipe will be a staple in my home from now on. I am also dying to try some of your other recipes!

  16. Love the simplicity and colors of the salad .

  17. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR LOVELY COMMENTS, FRIENDS!

  18. I followed this recipe and it was delicious- plus simple to make.

  19. My mom makes a similar salad…and it is yummy! She also adds some walnuts to it. And sometimes she makes it with roasted eggplants as well. But that’s probably a whole different salad (when you add eggplants I mean :)). I think you’ve mentioned that you love eggplant, so just thought I would mention it. :)
    P.S. I haven’t made this salad yet, but I am going to make your zucchini salad tomorrow. I’ve just discovered your blog, but I have a feeling I’ll be visiting often, everything looks sooooooo yummy and the pictures are just beautiful! You’re a great artist!