I know I am late to the party with oven roasting sweet mini peppers but as they say better late than never! I usually enjoy the mini sweet peppers raw as I love the crunch and the subtle sweetness. Oven roasting them takes them to a whole new level of deliciousness. They become so sweet they are like eating candy. No really they taste like candy. You must make these asap!
Have you seen the half pound bags of mini sweet peppers in the produce department? Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Sprouts and Costco are just a few of the places I have found them at recently. I do buy the organic ones and Whole Foods is the only store that consistently carries them in organic.
Roasting these little gems couldn’t be easier. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. I line my rimmed baking sheets with foil and then top with parchment paper. Wash and dry the peppers. Spread them out on the baking sheets. Roast in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes. I don’t turn mine over as they get nicely browned on both sides in my convection oven.
Serve a platter of these as an appetizer or a side dish on your buffet. They are amazing as is! No peeling, no removing the seeds just eat and enjoy. Can you tell it was a rainy day when I took this photo – the lack of natural lighting makes such a difference.
I like a plate of them alone or with another one of my favorite things – a roasted Japanese Sweet Potato dusted with cinnamon. Yum-yum! Chop a few and toss them in a salad, serve over hot brown rice with a splash of balsamic vinegar, toss with hot cooked spaghetti squash with a little roasted garlic or over spiralized zucchini noodles. So many possibilities – I can’t wait to hear how you decide to enjoy yours!
Spring is slow in coming to us here in Northern CA. We are still getting rain and no longer are considered in a drought – that’s great news! Everything here is so green right now – it’s amazing.
I have been getting in some walks outside and love seeing the flowers that are blooming right now. It’s natures color bath and the birds are singing when I walk which makes it extra special.
Our little Sweetpea will be celebrating her first birthday this week! We are excited and look forward to helping her celebrate this special milestone. She is the love of our lives! It is a beautiful thing to see the world through a child’s eye because they stop and notice every little detail and find everything to be fascinating. She helps us slow down and appreciate the simple things around us. We love being Grandparents!
Happy Healthy Trails
A Little Nutmeg Nugget: When I started this blog in January of 2010 I followed what I understood to be a healthy version of the standard American diet, ironically also known as the “SAD” diet. As interest in my own health and how it was affected by the food I ate evolved, I transitioned to a whole food plant based diet also known as “WFPB” diet. I have wrestled with the fact that this blog still contains all those posts and recipes from the SAD way of eating I have left behind. I no longer advocate for anyone to eat that way. At this time I am leaving those recipes and posts here. It is a record of my journey and how I came to follow a WFPB way of eating. It is my hope that those who still come here for those old recipes will be curious about what I am doing now. Perhaps they will dip their toes across the line as I did and try some plant based recipes and learn more about the health benefits.
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Have you tried roasted sweet mini peppers?