How to Grill The Best Bell Peppers
Now that grilling season is finally here, I am so excited to share some amazing; yet simple recipes with you all! From meats to veggies, and even fruits-grilling can bring out the best flavors in a variety of foods. One of my little cooking/savings tips is that I like to buy reduced produced like rainbow colored bell peppers at my local market and grill them within 24 hours.
Peppers, zucchini, onions, and even eggplant all taste fabulous with a traditional spiced olive oil marinade. There is just something so awesome about the open flames, and they way they make vegetables taste! I could eat grilled veggies pretty much everyday of the week because they are that tasty! Whether they be cooked on my charcoal grill or my gas grill; either way works well!
Bell peppers, also known as rainbow peppers are the perfect grilling vegetable. They have just the right amount of sweetness that gets caramelized when you grill them. I prefer to grill my veggies in a grill pan because it keeps all the veggies intact, but allows for the flames to touch them. You could makes these halved and right on the grill grates, but if you have a grill pan, I’d opt to use that.
I also find allowing the flavors of the simple; yet effective spices and olive oil to marinade help the flavors soak in. Enjoy these rainbow peppers as a meal or as a side to a grilled protein like chicken or fish.
- Rainbow Peppers (bell)- 4 large
- Olive Oil- 3 tablespoons
- coarse sea salt- 1/2 tsp
- pepper- 1/4 tsp
- onion & garlic powder- 1/4 tsp each
Directions on How to Grill Rainbow Peppers:
Wash and dry each pepper
Core Pepper using a knife, and remove inner seeds and stem
Slice peppers into 1/2 inch thick rings
Add oil, and spices to a large bowl and whisk well.
Place pepper rings into the bowl and make sure they are all evenly coated with oil and spices
All them to marinate for at least 30 minutes
Pre-heat your outdoor grill to 400 degree
Lightly spray a grill pan with cooking spray.
Place peppers rings into the grill pan and grill them for around 7-8 minutes. Make sure you occasionally turn them to evenly grill all peppers. This will prevent them from burning! Burnt peppers=no bueno!
Serve with some delicious BBQ ribs, or chicken wings.
These are naturally gluten free, and low carb.
How to Grill Rainbow Peppers
- 4 Rainbow Peppers bell
- 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- Wash and dry each pepper
- Core Pepper using a knife, and remove inner seeds and stem
- Slice peppers into 1/2 inch thick rings
- Add oil, and spices to a large bowl and whisk well.
- Place pepper rings into the bowl and make sure they are all evenly coated with oil and spices
- All them to marinate for at least 30 minutes
- Pre-heat your outdoor grill to 400 degree
- Lightly spray a grill pan with cooking spray.
- Place peppers rings into the grill pan and grill them for around 7-8 minutes. Make sure you occasionally turn them to evenly grill all peppers. This will prevent them from burning! Burnt peppers=no bueno!
- Serve with some delicious BBQ ribs, or chicken wings.
- These are naturally gluten free, and low carb.
Peppers are delicious when they’re grilled. They get this really nice sweet and smoky flavor. So good.
Tammi @ My Organized Chaos says
I love pepper, we always grill them when serving with steak. So good!
I wouldn’t have thought of adding garlic powder. Yummy!
That looks so good! Thanks for the tips!
This is my favorite way to eat peppers, I want to reach in the screen and grab them now. Beautiful.
Sarah @ Must Have Mom says
These look great! Thank you for the recipe, I’ll be trying it soon. I always seem to overcook mine…
Amber Edwards says
Oh those look absolutely amazing! My husband loves these peppers; eh would love me dearly if I grilled them up for him!
I love grilled peppers. There is just something about the smokey flavor.
Mama to 5 BLessings says
those look great, love peppers. Next time my hubby is BBQing I will so have totoss some on the grill!
Nancy at Whispered Inspirations says
Mmm! This looks absolutely amazing! Love the Color too!
That could be a whole meal for me. I love grilled peppers
Jenn @ The Rebel Chick says
I love grilled vegetables. These look so yummy!
valmg @ From Val's Kitchen says
My hubby would love these! I bet he’d make them with a nice steak.
I have never thought to grill rainbow peppers! I bet this will be so good.
Jennifer Soltys says
Oooh yum! Great addition to any meal on the grill. Love it!
Liz Mays says
Oh my gosh, yes! Grilled peppers are amazing and yours look sooooo good!
We LOVE bell peppers in our house! I always grow about 4 rows so I can have them all year round! Great idea to grill them!
Kayla @ TheEclecticElement says
I’m not the biggest fan of peppers but I’m slowly learning to enjoy then in various dishes like my mom’s stir fry :)
Angela S says
Those are just beautiful and would taste wonderful with just about anything else that I grill. Yum!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
Those would be PERFECT with some barbecued chicken. The next time you make these, please let me know and I will be right down!