Garlic and Herb Sautéed Bell Pepper Strips

Garlic and Herb Sautéed Bell Pepper Strips Appetizer Recipe

 The Spruce 

Ratings (37)
  • Total: 16 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 6 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
83 Calories
5g Fat
8g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 83
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 43mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 2g
Calcium 49mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This garlic and herb sautéed bell pepper recipe can be used to create an appetizer, part of an antipasto platter, or a colorful side dish. The bell pepper strips cook up quickly and are at their best paired with the garlic and herbs. This sautéed pepper recipe is a great way to enjoy this nutritious summer vegetable.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large red bell peppers (seeded and cut into half-inch strips)
  • 2 large yellow bell peppers (cut into half-inch strips)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon ​red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon basil (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (chopped)
  • Garnish: toasted​ Italian bread

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Garlic and Herb Sautéed Bell Pepper Strips Appetizer Recipe
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  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over high heat.

    Garlic and Herb Sautéed Bell Pepper Strips Appetizer Recipe
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  3. Add the pepper strips, and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the peppers begin to soften.

    Garlic and Herb Sautéed Bell Pepper Strips Appetizer Recipe
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  4. Turn down the heat to low, and add the garlic, salt, and pepper. Sauté for 2 minutes more.

    Garlic and Herb Sautéed Bell Pepper Strips Appetizer Recipe
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  5. Turn off the heat and add the vinegar and herbs. Toss to combine.

    Garlic and Herb Sautéed Bell Pepper Strips Appetizer Recipe
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  6. Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool to room temperature.

    Garlic and Herb Sautéed Bell Pepper Strips Appetizer Recipe
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  7. Toss again, adjust seasoning and serve with toasted bread if desired.

    Garlic and Herb Sautéed Bell Pepper Strips Appetizer Recipe
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  8. Serve as part of an appetizer or antipasto platter and enjoy.

Kitchen Notes

  • High in vitamin C and fiber, bell peppers come in a wide variety of colors besides the old standby green. While there's not much difference in taste, a yellow or red bell pepper can add a splash of color to your recipe, which is a nice addition to this particular dish. 

  • For any recipe, choose bell peppers that are firm with smooth skins. Avoid purchasing bell peppers that have bruises or soft spots, or that have wrinkles, as they won't taste as good. 

  • The easiest way to prep your peppers is to cut them in half and pull the halves apart. Take out and discard the seeds, stem and inner membranes (the white parts). You could also "core" your peppers if you're planning to stuff them, but for the purposes of this recipe, it's easier to halve them and chop them up than scooping out the innards from the top.

  • Always rinse peppers well before cutting into strips or chopping. Avoid overcooking peppers; unless your recipe calls for charring, the taste of burnt peppers is very different (and less appetizing) than the flavor of their natural sweetness.