Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers..."

I've always been a sucker for silly tongue twisters (rubber buggy bumpers ... I dare you to say it 3 times FAST) and "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers" is a classic! Another classic is this super easy pepper salad recipe, for several reasons:
1) It tastes GREAT!
2) It's pretty to look at ...
3) It goes with burgers, chicken or steak and stands alone pretty well, too.
4) It's economical to make. A local grocery store usually has a wonderful deal on the most gorgeous fresh peppers. They also sell most of the other ingredients I use in this salad cheaper than anyone else. In case you're wondering which store I'm talking about, it's Aldis, a discount grocery store which first opened in the 1970's in Iowa. I don't buy everything I need there, but I like to stop in every few weeks to pick up some of my favorite goodies.

2 green peppers, cut in pieces
2 red peppers, cut in pieces
2 yellow peppers, cut in pieces
Combine in bowl and add dressing:
3 T. Carapelli extra virgin olive oil
3 T. Alessi Balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. pepper
Combine in jar & shake. Pour over peppers.
Add the following:
1 - 6 oz. can pitted ripe olives, drained
1 jar green olives, drained
1/2 of 16 oz. jar banana pepper rings, drained
1 - 12 oz. jar marinated artichokes, drained and cut in half
4 - oz. pkg. Athenos crumbled feta cheese
Stir and refrigerate several hours.
You can add or subtract ingredients to suit your own personal
preference. Sliced cherry tomatoes or a can of garbanzo beans,
drained & rinsed, would be a nice addition.

1 comment:

  1. Delish - please pass the tums!

    I started to buy all the different colored peppers at Kroger on Saturday for my kebabs. Do you know they wanted 49 cents each for the green ones but the Yellow, Red and Orange were $1.99 EACH! Nuts. I've had pepper plants that produced all of those colors on the same plant. Why do they want to charge so much for them?