Roasted Peppers With Basil

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 5 mins

This richly flavored salad benefits from being made several hours in advance. From The Classic Vegetarian Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 large red peppers
  • 2 large yellow peppers
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, freshly ground to taste
  • 7 sprigs fresh basil (approximate)


  1. Quarter the peppers. Place them under a hot broiler, shiny side up, until the skin blisters and turns black. Allow to cool. Tear off the papery skin, and remove and discard the stalk and seeds. Cut the flesh into strips and place the strips in a shallow dish.
  2. Sprinkle with vinegar, oil, salt, and black pepper. Tear the basil leaves and scatter them over the top. Mix the ingredients lightly together.
  3. Serve at once, or keep in a cool place for later. If served later, mix again, and check the seasoning.


Most Helpful

I was roasting some peppers for a sauce, so did this at the same time! I was wishing I could eat all the peppers this way, it was so good! I didn't take a pic, cause I used all red peppers. Yum! Thank you!!!

Sharon123 September 07, 2008

A delicious side either freshly made or warmed over. Very quick to put together. After blistering the skins of the peppers, they were put into a brown paper bag and allowed to cool to the touch. This helps the skins to slip off.

PaulaG September 03, 2008

These peppers are really, REALLY good!! I halved the recipe since peppers right now are high priced and found that I could easily eat the whole plate of them. Such great flavors and pretty too. I saved some to serve on a lettuce salad. Easy and worth every penny!

DuChick July 21, 2008

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