Sweet and Sour Peppers with Pasta Bows

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

Anoter recipe from Linda Fraser's "Vegetarian Cooking." Excellent dinner for 2-3 or side dish for 4-6. Posted for my mom.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Quarter the peppers and remove the stalks and seeds.
  2. Place in boiling water and cook for 10-15 minutes, until tender.
  3. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  4. Peel away the skins and and leftover seeds, and cut the flesh lengthwise into strips.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Put the garlic, capers, raisins, mustard, lime zest and juice, honey and cliantro into a bowl.
  7. Season with salt and pepper and whisk together.
  8. Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling salted water for 10-12 minutes, until tender.
  9. Drain thoroughly.
  10. Return pasta to the pan and add the peppers and dressing.
  11. Heat genly on med-low and toss to miss.
  12. Transfer to a warm serving bowl.
  13. Serve with shavings of Parmesan cheese, if you like.


Most Helpful

Peeling the peppers is a LOT of work, but this recipe is DELICIOUS!!!!!! Thanks for posting it. We made it exactly as specified.

Paris D January 25, 2013

This was absolutely delish! I served this with breaded pork chops and peas. What a tasty side dish! The two things I did different were to use roasted red peppers and leave out capers, since I didn't have any. Thank you for a great side dish! :)

VickyJ March 02, 2008

The only change I made was in omitting the capers, which I didn't have. While this was an extremely healthy recipe (no oil!), it was a bit too sour for my liking. Somehow the peppers seemed to have absorbed all the sourness, while the pasta was more sweet. But I do like the concept of boiling peppers, and I'll probably use that technique often now! Thanks basia!

Anu January 31, 2003

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