Red Bell Pepper Bites

Red Bell Pepper Bites |

It’s getting hotter here and we prefer lighter foods especially when starting meal. Something refreshing as a starter or mezze helps us to wake our taste buds before having main course. These red bell pepper bites are not a traditional Turkish dish; the flavor is, but the presentation is not. Traditionally, peppers are roasted, chopped rouhly and mixed with garlicky strained yogurt. It makes a fantastic mezze to accompany raki or you can have it as a side dish with anything you like. I just wanted to change the presentation. Follow the recipe to see how.


Red Bell Pepper Bites |


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Red Bell Pepper Bites
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Serves: 2
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 2 green peppers
  • 4 tbsp strained yogurt
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 cloves garlic, mashed
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley, for garnish
  1. Roast peppers in oven at 200C. Put them in a plastic bag and wait a few minutes so that you can peel them easier.
  2. Peel red and green peppers. Chop green ones roughly.
  3. Cut red ones lengthwise from one side first. Then cut them widthwise in decent sizes.
  4. Mix strained yogurt with 2 tbsp water until creamy. Add mashed garlic, salt and chopped green peppers. Mix.
  5. Stuff red bell pepper rectangles with yogurt mixture and fold them.
  6. Place red bell pepper bites on a plate, drizzle with vinegar and garnish with chopped parsley.
  7. Serve cold as a starter, mezze or appetizer on hot summer days or at parties.


  1. RavieNomNoms says

    Those look really good, what a great little snack for a dinner party!

  2. says

    Oh, I adore red bell peppers…and your presentation is beautiful! These look delicious~


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