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06/13/2014 04:02 EDT | Updated 06/13/2014 04:59 EDT

Red Bell Pepper Recipes: Best Recipes For Soups, Stuffed Peppers And More

Kitchen Daily

WHAT WE'RE COOKING THIS WEEK: Red peppers

Red peppers, or bell peppers, are not only perfect for summer grilling and roasting, but this popular fruit, (yes, fruit), can be used in several recipes. While most of us use green, yellow and even purple peppers, bell peppers have a slightly sweet taste and like its pepper cousins, a crunchy texture. And if you have a bunch of them sitting around in your fridge, keep in mind red peppers can be used to make everything from sauces to sandwiches to curries.

With about 40 calories for every 100 grams, red peppers are an excellent source of vitamin A, C and B-6. Other studies have shown eating bell peppers can contribute to reducing bad cholesterol, lowering diabetes and help with inflammation, according to Care2. And because you can cook red peppers in low heat, they almost always keep their sweet flavour.

And in case you missed it, last week we packed onions.

WEEKLY SHOPPING LIST:

Here's what you need to buy this week, while the other necessary ingredients (like pepper, salt and oils) are likely already in your kitchen.

  • Bell peppers
  • Garlic
  • Thyme
  • Hot sauce
  • Chicken broth
  • Bay leaves
  • Kale
  • Brown rice
  • Onion
  • Pine nuts
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Lemon juice
  • Pita
  • Provolone
  • Oregano
  • Whole wheat pizza dough
  • Mozzarella
  • Arugula
  • Tahini paste
  • Chickpeas
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Cayenne pepper

Pack It: Red Peppers

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