Roasted Peppers with Caper Dressing

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 15m

Serves 4

A plate of red and yellow bell peppers tossed with a tangy dressing pleases both the eye and the palate. You can use peppers of only one color, if you prefer, or include an orange and a green bell pepper for a truly spectacular effect.


  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 2 yellow bell peppers
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons wine vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons drained capers


Roast the peppers over a gas flame or grill or broil them, turning with tongs, until charred all over, about 10 minutes. When the peppers are cool enough to handle, pull off the skin. Remove the stems, seeds and ribs. Cut the peppers lengthwise into 1/2-inch strips.

In a large glass or stainless steel bowl, using a fork, stir together the lemon juice, anchovy paste, vinegar, salt and pepper. Stir in the oil. Add the peppers and capers and toss.

Tip: SHORTCUT:<br>To roast the peppers quickly and with little mess, stand them upright and cut the flesh from each of the four sides, leaving the stem, seeds, and core behind. Put the peppers on an aluminum-foil-lined baking sheet, cut-side down, and broil until charred. Peel off the blackened skin.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Food and Wine. All rights reserved.

RecID 2987

nutrition information per serving

162 calories; 14g total fat; 2mg cholesterol; 1141mg sodium; 9g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 2g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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