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Healthy Roasted Pepper Recipes and Tips

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Spaghetti with Arugula, Roasted Peppers & Prosciutto

The complex flavors of a good Parmesan, such as Reggiano, and a high-quality prosciutto, such as San Danielle, Volpi or di Parma, are essential for this pasta. Less expensive products will often contribute more saltiness than true flavor to the final result. Ask for a sample at the delicatessen when buying--if it tastes good on its own, it will make the dish taste good as well.

» Spaghetti with Arugula, Roasted Peppers & Prosciutto

Mediterranean Portobello Burger

This mushroom sandwich comes topped with a luscious Greek-style salad. Make it a meal: Serve with cucumber spears and a glass of Firestone Gewurztraminer.

» Mediterranean Portobello Burger

Poblano & Skirt Steak Fajitas

This variation on fajitas pairs fresh poblanos with steak and scallions. Skirt steak has fabulous flavor but tends to be chewy, so slice it thinly across the grain.

» Poblano & Skirt Steak Fajitas

Squash-Stuffed Roasted Poblano Peppers

When fresh, poblanos have a wonderful, somewhat sweet heat that makes a terrific vessel for rich-tasting butternut squash stuffing. Accompanied by corn tortillas or rice and beans, this makes a special vegetarian entree. Most of the preparation can be done in advance and the recipe can easily be doubled. Look for dark green poblanos about 5 inches long, with broad shoulders at the stem, tapering to a pointy tip. Wash your hands thoroughly after removing the seeds or wear rubber gloves; most of the chile oils are found in the seeds and connective membranes.

» Squash-Stuffed Roasted Poblano Peppers

Golden Gazpacho

Inspired by Spanish pureed gazpachos, this golden-yellow one is based on an idea of Greg Parks's at the Four Columns Inn in Newfane, Vermont.

» Golden Gazpacho

Cuban-Style Pork & Rice

Full of spice and exotic flavors, this Cuban take on the classic Spanish paella is an easy way to feed a hungry crowd. Don't worry if you have leftovers. They can easily be rewarmed in a microwave or combined with eggs to make a Spanish tortilla (omelet); or for a great cold dish, toss the leftover rice with cooked vegetables and a vinaigrette made with lime juice instead of vinegar.

» Cuban-Style Pork & Rice

Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas

Filled with bell peppers, pinto beans, mushrooms and onions, these colorful enchiladas can be mostly made ahead--perfect for entertaining. Pass some crumbled queso fresco, chopped fresh cilantro and diced avocado at the table.

» Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas


Roasting imparts a subtle smokiness while bringing out the sweet flavor of bell peppers and taming the heat of spicy peppers. Plus, the sweet scent of roasting peppers is magical. Roasted bell peppers are great on anything from pizza to salad and roasted poblanos are delicious stuffed. Just like their raw counterparts, roasted peppers are a good source of vitamins A and C. Whether you roast your own or use them from a jar, these roasted peppers in these delicious recipes will brighten your day.

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