Grilled Peppers

grilled peppers

Grilled peppers are a delicious and healthy way to add flavor and nutrition to any meal. They are also easy to make.

They can be served as a side dish, in salads, sandwiches, wraps, or tacos. They are also great for a vegetarian or vegan diet.

Bell Pepper

The smoky-sweet taste of grilled peppers makes them the perfect addition to summer meals. Pair them with a simple salad or some grilled meat for a complete meal.

The best way to grill peppers is on a medium-high grill (about 400 degrees F to 475 degrees F) over direct heat. While the grill is heating, prepare your peppers: Halve or quarter and core small peppers; brush with olive oil on the skin side. Place on the preheated grill, cover and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.

You can also char your peppers on the stovetop or oven. This works well for smaller peppers and for those who have trouble turning a whole pepper on the grill.

When the bell peppers are roasted, they will char fairly quickly, but you will need to check them often to ensure that they are fully roasted. The skin should be charred and soft, and the peppers should be slightly collapsed.

To serve, remove the grilled peppers from the foil and transfer them to a plate. Season with salt and ground black pepper. You may also drizzle them with a little aged balsamic vinegar or chimichurri.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner, try these stuffed bell peppers on the grill. Fillings of sausage, brown rice, tomatoes and cheese are cooked on the grill until warm and oh-so-tasty.

These stuffed bell peppers are a healthy, low-carb and gluten-free meal. They’re also a Whole30 and Paleo-friendly option.

While these stuffed bell peppers are delicious on the grill, they’re even better on a bed of brown rice and with a salad on the side! Add a little bit of aged balsamic and you have the perfect healthy meal for the summer!

If you’re a fan of spicy peppers, be sure to use peppers with a high Scoville Heat Unit score. Capsaicin, the primary compound that makes peppers spicy, lives primarily in the seeds and membranes of the peppers. It’s important to take this into consideration when removing the seeds from hot peppers.

Red Pepper

Grilled peppers add texture and flavor to a variety of dishes. They are a great addition to sandwiches, as part of a salad, on pizza or in soups.

They are delicious eaten in whole or sliced and served with a drizzle of olive oil, garlic or herbs. They can also be tossed with lettuce or other vegetables for a refreshing summer salad.

The smoky-sweet flavors of roasted peppers make them a perfect pairing with many foods. Try combining them with beef, chicken or pork for a hearty dinner or toss them into a Mediterranean salad.

Depending on the size of your peppers, they can be grilled whole or cut into strips for use in dips, soups and more. Smaller peppers will take longer to roast than larger ones, so be sure to give them a quarter turn every few minutes.

To prepare them for grilling, brush each pepper with a light layer of oil and place skin-side down on the preheated grill. Once they are charred, remove them from the grill. You should be able to easily peel off the blackened skin without any trouble, but it’s still a good idea to cover and steam them for a few minutes to help the skin soften and peel easily.

Once the peppers have cooled down, use a paring knife to remove the charred skin and seeds from each one. You can do this while they are still hot, or if you want to avoid the heat and keep them cool, cover them in aluminum foil and let them sit for 10 minutes. This will make the process easier and will prevent any of the pepper’s skin from becoming mushy or falling off the pepper.

Another way to prep the peppers for grilling is to cut them into strips and place them in a bowl. Mix them with a little olive oil and a pinch of salt, to taste. This is an easy and quick way to add peppers to a sandwich, salad or even as a spread for burgers.

Grilled red peppers can be used in a wide variety of dishes, from pasta to pizza, and they make an excellent topping for sandwiches, too! You can even toss a few into a salad with shredded lettuce, shaved radishes or shredded rotisserie chicken.

Green Pepper

The charred skin of grilled peppers makes them a great addition to salads, soups and pasta. They can also be used to make hummus and romesco sauces. If you want to store them long-term, you can freeze them or keep them in the refrigerator.

Grilled green peppers are delicious with a sprinkle of garlic and some rich olive oil on top. They can be served as a side dish or paired with a protein like steak, chicken or burgers to make a complete summer meal.

To grill peppers, you can place them directly on the grate of a gas or charcoal grill. Or, you can use a broiler or oven to roast them.

Before grilling, remove the seeds and membranes. Using tongs, carefully turn each pepper as it becomes blackened and charred. Repeat until the entire pepper is charred. Transfer to a bowl, cover and let cool. Once the peppers have cooled, they will be easier to remove the charred skin.

If you are using a broiler, make sure the baking sheet is well oiled so it doesn’t burn. It is best to use a cast-iron pan for this method as it allows you to easily turn the peppers.

You can also skewer the peppers with onions and other vegetables before grilling. This gives the vegetables more surface area to cook, and prevents pieces of onion from falling through the grill.

Once the peppers are grilled, they can be stuffed with cheese or other ingredients. You can also use a variety of cheeses to stuff them, such as mozzarella or feta. If you are not serving them with a cheese, try topping the stuffed peppers with some pesto or a mixture of grated cheese and fresh basil.

Stuffed Peppers

These stuffed bell peppers are easy to make and so delicious! They’re a wonderful snack for kids. You can even eat them on crusty bread smeared with goat cheese. They’re a great addition to any meal or picnic. For an extra special touch, garnish them with smoked sea salt and rosemary or thyme.

How to Grill Peppers

Grilling peppers is a great way to bring a new level of flavor and smokiness to your meals. They’re also a great option for those looking to add more veggies to their diets.

Grilled peppers can be served as a side dish, a salad or even a main meal. They’re quick to prepare, and work perfectly with grilled meats or seafood.

The best part is that they’re a great way to get more vitamins and minerals into your diet, especially antioxidants and lycopene. They’re a great option for anyone looking to add more veggies to their diets, especially during summer.

To grill peppers, preheat your grill to medium-high heat (400 F to 475 F). Place the halved or quartered bell peppers on the preheated grill and cook them for 5-10 minutes, until they start to show some grill marks.

Once they are cooked, remove the peppers from the grill and let them cool completely before serving. These grilled bell peppers are a delicious and simple way to pack in a lot of flavor and are sure to become a summer staple!

A few things to keep in mind while grilling peppers are: – Large bell peppers should be halved and cored before grilling. This will prevent the seeds and membranes from falling through the grates & will ensure that they remain intact as you grill them.

– Smaller peppers, such as mini bell peppers or fresnos, can be grilled whole. However, these peppers can fall through the grill grates if you don’t use kabab skewers or a grill basket to hold them, so be sure to de-seed these before cooking them.

As a general rule, green peppers lean more earthy in flavor, whereas red, orange and yellow peppers are sweeter. Check out the ingredient spotlight below for some tips & guidance on what varieties of peppers to use!

If you’re looking for an easy summer recipe that you can make ahead of time, try these stuffed grilled peppers. They’re quick to prepare and perfect for serving with a glass of wine or beer on a hot summer day!

How To Grill Peppers Step By Step

Grilling peppers is a fantastic way to bring out their natural sweetness and smoky flavor. You can use grilled peppers as a side dish, in salads, sandwiches, or as an ingredient in various recipes. Here’s a simple guide on how to grill peppers:


  • Bell peppers (any color)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Optional: minced garlic, herbs, or seasonings for extra flavor


  1. Prep the Grill:
    • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat (around 400-450°F or 200-230°C). Make sure the grill grates are clean and well-oiled to prevent sticking.
  2. Prepare the Peppers:
    • Wash and dry the bell peppers. You can grill whole peppers or cut them into halves, quarters, or even strips, depending on your preference.
  3. Coat with Oil and Seasoning:
    • Drizzle a little olive oil over the peppers or brush it on. This helps prevent sticking and promotes even grilling.
    • Season the peppers with salt and freshly ground black pepper. You can also add minced garlic, herbs, or your favorite seasonings for added flavor.
  4. Grill the Peppers:
    • Place the prepared peppers directly on the grill grates.
  5. Grill and Turn:
    • Grill the peppers for 3-5 minutes on each side, or until they develop grill marks and begin to soften. The exact grilling time depends on the thickness of the peppers and your desired level of tenderness. Be sure to turn them with tongs to grill all sides evenly.
  6. Check for Doneness:
    • To check for doneness, pierce the grilled peppers with a fork or knife. They should be tender to your liking. You can also taste a piece to ensure they are cooked to your preference.
  7. Remove and Rest:
    • Once the peppers are grilled to your liking, remove them from the grill and transfer them to a serving plate. Let them rest for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  8. Peel (Optional):
    • If you prefer your peppers without the skin, you can place them in a bowl and cover it with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel for about 10-15 minutes. The steam will help loosen the skin, making it easier to peel off.
  9. Serve:
    • Grilled peppers can be served immediately as a side dish or used in various recipes. You can serve them with a drizzle of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, or a sprinkle of fresh herbs for added flavor.

Grilled peppers add a smoky and slightly charred flavor to your dishes. They’re versatile and pair well with many other ingredients, so you can use them in salads, sandwiches, pasta dishes, or as a tasty side for grilled meats. Enjoy the sweet, smoky goodness of grilled peppers!