Nice to serve and delicious to eat, this roasted bell pepper salad topped with feta cheese is a perfect side dish. A burst of Mediterranean flavours and aromas on a platter and a great get-together salad.
Roasted bell peppers are great in anything. Bruschettas, next to some fried eggs, in salads, and even in soups. They become so aromatic and flavorful that you can’t resist in front of this simple salad. I like to use raw bell peppers in many of my summer salads. However, roasted, they give a salad a softer and elegant note. Topped with some salty feta cheese and seeds, this salad gets another level. Every evening can become special and unique if creating easy, but nice looking salads. This salad is pretty to serve and deliciously to savour. I guarantee you maximum satisfaction and a great-tasting weeknight side dish. Even though bell peppers are roasted, this salad can easily pair with anything. It will taste great next to everything and will look truly fancy on the table. Check another roasted bell peppers recipe here.
I adobe cooking some bell peppers and using them in some of my dishes. They can be easily roasted a day ahead and used at the time you want to serve it. I like roasted bell peppers stuffed with meat, or is a burrata salad. I am always delightful to explore more and more recipes that I love and make often to my family.
This easy and simple salad is truly versatile as you can use any peppers you like. Even Padron peppers will be great to this salad. It is up to you to decide which one you like most and what taste you like to have. Bell peppers are sweeter, this is why I roast them to get more flavour and aroma. Check another salad recipe of roasted bell peppers here.
Which bell pepper is best for this salad?
The best bell pepper for this salad is the one you have available or the one you have the freshest and the nice-looking. Most common and frequently used are big round with 4 bumps bell peppers of different colours. Green, red, orange, and yellow are most commonly used in salads, both raw or cooked. Female bell peppers are considered sweeter rather than male bell peppers. How to differentiate female from a male pepper is very simple: male pepper has 3 bumps and is taller and thinner, while female peppers are more round and with 4 bumps.
What pairs well with bell peppers?
Bell peppers pair with almost everything. Both raw and roasted, this great veggie is just delicious and tasty to serve. However, when you make roasted bell peppers some great add-ins are the following:
- Herbs and different seasoning. Here you can add basil, mint, chilli peppers, thyme.
- Veggies – you can add tomatoes also both raw or cooked, onion, eggplant.
- Roasted bell peppers are great next to some roasted meat, tuna, or boiled eggs.
- Feta is a great option, but you can opt for goat cheese, mozzarella or burrata cheese.
- These peppers taste great topped on some baked bread or bruschettas, in quesadillas or tacos.
A super versatile veggie to pair with lots of ingredients and to create fabulously aromas and satisfying feelings.
Which colour bell pepper is the healthiest?
Most frequently used and probably most nutritional peppers are considered the red ones. Red bell peppers stay longer on the vine and have more beta-carotene and more vitamin C. Green, yellow, and orange peppers are harvested earlier and are also great vegetables to be eaten daily or at least 1-2 days a week.
Can you eat red peppers raw?
Yes, you can and you should. Raw peppers are full of health benefits, contain lots of vitamins, and are low in calories. Peppers are a great source of fibers, natural folate, iron, and vitamin A and C. Colorful peppers make some great and nice looking platters, as well as add crunchiness to salads and to other dishes. Bell peppers are healthy to eat, nice to decorate, and boosts immunity. So, yes you can eat raw bell peppers and fuel your body with healthy ingredients.
How to make roasted bell peppers?
Take some nice looking bell peppers and wash them properly.
Take a baking tray and lay some parchment paper and place the peppers on it. Bake them at 180 C (350F) for 20 minutes or until they blackened and look roasted.
When the peppers are ready, take them off the oven and put in a bowl covered with plastic wrap. This will steam the peppers and thus you will peel the skin off much easier.
Once the peppers are cooled you are ready to make the salad.
How to make roasted bell pepper salad topped with feta cheese?
Once you have peeled off the skin of all the peppers take a cutting board and nicely cut into slices. Take a nice platter and arrange some peppers on it. Drizzle some olive oil or sesame oil, add herbs and seasoning, feta cheese and roasted seeds. Crumble the feta cheese over so it doesn’t look neatly.
Season in the end because feta is slightly salty so you don’t want to oversalt the salad.
A simple and easy salad to enjoy any time of the year.
Roasted Bell Pepper Salad with Feta Cheese
- baking tray
- parchment paper
- 10 bell peppers
- 1/2 pack feta cheese
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 tsp pumpkin seeds
- Take a baking tray and lay some parchment paper and place the peppers on it.
- Bake them at 180 C (350F) for 20 minutes or until they blackened and look roasted. When the peppers are ready, take them off the oven and put in a bowl covered with plastic wrap. This will steam the peppers and thus you will peel the skin off much easier.
- Take a cutting board and nicely cut peppers into slices. Take a nice platter and arrange some peppers on it. Drizzle some olive oil or sesame oil, add herbs and seasoning, crumbled feta cheese and roasted seeds.
- Season in the end because feta is slightly salty so you don’t want to oversalt the salad.