Sweet red peppers with red onions and cheese!
This can be a great snack or a wonderful side with a nice big juicy steak! I first came across sweet red peppers as a side in Sarajevo (Bosnia), they throw a bit of olive oil on a sliced sweet pepper and serve it as a side. Since then, I started experimenting with them. In Bosnia, they do not take out the seeds…which can be annoying, so be sure to take out the seeds when trying this! This is one of my most recent experiments with sweet red peppers..
They just have to be washed..sliced…seeds taken out..olive oil..balsamic vinegar..chopped red onions and brie which is shown in this pic..but my favourite cheese to use with this is goats cheese!
Also, just sweet red peppers with goats cheese minus red onions are better as a snack..and with onions are better with a meal!
This generally takes around 15 mins in the oven…depending on how crunchy or well done you like your sweet peppers. Also…I recommend drizzling a little bit of honey over them. Sometimes, I add garlic granules and black pepper, but it depends on personal taste..I add garlic to almost everything! It’s great to keep away colds, but not great for my romantic life!
Red Onions are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. They are also a good source of Fiber, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Manganese, Folate and Vitamin C.
CHOPPING ONIONS TIP:
An ex-boyfriend (who worked as a Chef now and again) laughed at me when I told him about this top tip..and said it was an old wives’ tale..however… a few months later, he said I was right…something men don’t say very often!
My mother taught me this from a young age and it makes chopping onions a pleasure, rather than a teary experience! I put my hands in cold water every now and again while chopping to wash away the volatile sulfur that causes teary eyes.
I PROMISE IT WORKS..JUST TRY IT!