Marinated Pepper Salad / Capsicum Salad

I’ve been studying and reading a lot about nutrition, properties of the ingredients, food associations, vegetarianism, vegan-ism etc… I feel this is unending and there is so much more to learn. I believe, be it Appetizer salads, side dishes or main course salads, they should be a part of our daily diet for healthy living.

When I go into hard-core dieting mode, my supper most nights consists of a huge bowl of salads and that is when I explore and experiment with all sorts of vegetables.

I have arranged Marinated Pepper / Capsicum salad, an Appetizer salad with green peppers but it looks really beautiful when prepared using red and yellow peppers.

MARINATED PEPPER SALAD

Prep time: 15 min | Cooking time: 40 min | Serves: 2

  • 2 green peppers / (1 red and 1 yellow pepper)
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3  tbsp olive oil
  • ¼  cup black olives
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 green chilies, chopped
  • ½ cup coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup cottage cheese, grated
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 190oC. Half the peppers, removing the white seeds and pith.
  2. Place the peppers, cut side up in a shallow roasting tin.
  3. Scatter over onion, garlic, sprinkle salt and pepper and drizzle over half the olive oil.
  4. Roast the peppers for 40 minutes until the peppers are tender and leave to cool.
  5. To prepare cottage cheese pearls- grate the cottage cheese, add salt and mix. Divide the grated mixture into – parts and prepare round balls with the help of your palms.
  6. Arrange the peppers on the serving plate and pour over any juices from the roasting tin. Scatter over the olives, cottage cheese pearls, tomato and coriander leaves.
  7. Whisk together the remaining olive oil with balsamic vinegar and pour over the peppers.
  8. Cover and leave to marinate for half hour before serving.
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