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Italian Roasted Pepper Salad Recipe

Italian style roasted pepper salad recipe made with smoky roasted sweet or bell peppers, marinated in a true Italian dressing of extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 251kcal
Author Florentina

Ingredients

  • 2.5 lb sweet or bell peppers - mixed colors
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar + more to taste
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt (or to your taste)
  • 1 sprig fresh basil or thyme -for garnish
  • 1 tbsp capers (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic -grated
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Heat up a cast iron plate on medium high flame.
  • Roast the peppers on all sides until charred. Transfer to a bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Allow them to sit at room temperature until cool enough to handle.
  • Once the peppers have cooled down, gently start peeling away the charred skins and discard.
  • Optional but not needed: in the case of small sweet peppers, you can cut the peppers in half lengthwise and with a pairing knife remove the seeds and the core.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil and vinegar and season to taste with the sea salt. Adjust with more red wine vinegar until the magic balance is attained. Add the grated garlic and taste again, even ten times if you must. Alternatively you can use a small jar with a tight lid to shake up the dressing. 
  • Pour the Italian dressing over the roasted peppers making sure sure they are coated evenly. Sprinkle with the red pepper flakes.
  • Garnish with the basil or thyme and capers (optional), then serve as a side dish, on top of bruschetta or on the antipasto platter.

Nutrition

Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 508mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 8905IU | Vitamin C: 362.3mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.4mg