Reddish Appetite

Reddish Appetite

Red Bell Peppers are great idea for breakfast. In a traditional Turkish breakfast, we generally have cheese, green and black olives, egg, jam, honey, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers. These are just the things coming to my mind.

It’s not common to have just cereals or fruit as breakfast. We love big breakfast! As everyone knows, breakfast is the most important meal of a day. If you ask me, I can not think of a life without breakfast. Some poeple don’t feel like eating in the morning, I’m just the opposite. At night, you can find me planning what to eat in the morning. One of our famous poets, Cemal Süreya says “Breakfast must have a strong relation with happiness”. That summarizes what I think about breakfast.

Apart from the common elements in our breakfast, we also like creating some special tastes.  Red Pepper is just one of them (I live write the other ones later). You can either have it just after preparing or keep it in a jar in refrigerator to eat later. You can keep it in this way for months.

•    5 red bell peppers
•    5 cloves garlic, sliced
•    A few leaves of dill
•    A few leaves of parsley
•    ½ cup vinegar
•    ½ cup olive oil
•    salt

Wash the peppers, remove their seeds and chop them big. Put these peppers and sliced garlic in a pot, pour vinegar into it. Cook them together until tender. Then add olive oil and salt, and saute the peppers, but not much. Take the pot from the stove let them get cold, but it shouldn’t be too cold. It will just lose heat. Then add the leaves of dill and parsley (chopped big), mix them with a spoon. It’s ready to eat.

If you increase the amount of ingredients, you can put it in a jar and whenever you want, make a surprise with it to your family. You will see these red bell peppers will add more color and more taste, thus more appetite to your breakfast tables.


Reddish Appetite


  1. says

    I have to admit it. I hardly ever eat breakfast! I don’t know why…I just get it, have morning prayer and go right to work! I know I should change this practice. Your post just reminds me of that and the delicious red peppers too!!!! Thanks for sharing this !!! :)

  2. says

    Kim – I’ll be happy if I and my red peppers change your morning habits by adding breakfast. And thank you for your comment.

    Natasha- Thank you for your comment

  3. says

    Zerrin, this is a wonderful idea for breakfast. Perfect for my next Sunday Feast. I have already picked up the ingredients. Thank you.

  4. says

    Nick, Enjoy your Sunday Feast. I’m sure you’ll have a wonderful day starting with a breakfast with new ideas.

  5. says

    Thank you for your comment. I agree it’s not just for breakfast, but also a great appetizer with some alcohol, like raki (traditional drink of Turks)

  6. says

    Can’t do without breakfast! The peppers look great – I think I’d happily eat them at any time of day :)

  7. says

    Stunning photo! My husband makes something similar and I just love it! Never thought to try it for breakfast, but what a great idea!!

  8. says

    love the color on these and i most definitely would eat them for breakfast; in fact, i often add red pepper to egg dishes like fritattas!

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