Bell peppers can be found in a rainbow of colors and can vary in flavor according to their color. This is because as the pepper ages, the flavor becomes sweeter and more mild.
Choose bell peppers that are firm, bright in color and have tight skin.
Store unwashed bell pepper in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Bell peppers are high in Vitamin C, which helps heal cuts and wounds, and are a good source of Vitamin A, which promotes eye health.
- Add to sandwiches or wraps
- Try adding bell peppers to a salad
- Add to salsa
- Add peppers to a stir-fry
- Dice and add to a quesadilla or taco
- Add to a pasta sauce
- Add to a stew, soup or chili
- Make fajitas by cooking peppers and onion together
- Grill peppers or grill them on a kebab
- Slice raw peppers and eat with a dip or hummus
Download Handouts & Recipe Cards
Check out these handouts and recipe cards. You can download and print these resources to use in your educational programs. The first page of each handout has general information about the produce item. The second page includes different recipe options. Recipe cards print 4 recipes per page. The first page includes the photo of the recipe and the second page includes ingredients and directions.