As a kid, I remember my folks roasting and canning bushels of peppers in late summer and early fall..sweet ones, hot ones...peppers mixed with other vegetables. As a result there was always a form of a pepper salad on the table at all family events. Now I don't can ,but I do keep the tradition of a pepper dish on the table at family dinners and usually always have them sitting in the fridge. This simple salad is one of our favorites. I like it a little spicy and add some hot pepper to it...but you can totally skip the spice and still get good flavor. - inpatskitchen —inpatskitchen
Test Kitchen Notes
The first thought that comes to mind: Susan Boyle. Given the dull green of the roasted peppers, the salad does not impress much visually, but it bursts out in glorious flavor the instant it hits your tastebuds and nose. This spicy, tangy, smoky summer salad epitomizes deliciousness, it is so satisfying. Versatile enough that it defies categorization, it can be eaten as a salad, relish, salsa, condiment, even a vegetable side. Given the uncertainty in a jalapeno’s heat, I opted to use ½ the amount specified, with great results. It’s awesome whether you eat it the instant it’s made, or after a couple of hours in the fridge. —Panfusine
about 4 cups
large cubanelle peppers
Hungarian hot peppers or 4 jalapenos
seeded, cored diced tomatoes
finely diced sweet onion
chopped flat leaf parsley
cloves crushed garlic
red wine vinegar
extra virgin olive oil
In This Recipe
Roast the peppers on a gas grill or on the stove top until they begin to blacken and blister a bit. Cover and set aside until cool.
Once cooled, peel and remove the seeds and stems. Cut the cubanelles into a one inch dice. Very finely diced the Hungarian hots or jalapenos until they're almost like mush.
Combine everything in a bowl and then park in the fridge for a few hours to let the flavors blend.
I think I get my love for food and cooking from my mom, who was an amazing cook. She would start baking and freezing a month before Christmas in order to host our huge open house on Christmas afternoon. I watched and I learned...to this day I try not to procrastinate when it comes to entertaining.
My cooking style is pretty much all over the place, although I'm definitely partial to Greek and Italian cuisine. Oh yes, throw a little Cajun in there too!