Monday, January 23, 2012

YuM!! yUM! Really! YUM!

At Christmas, yes a MONTH ago I bought a big bag of these pretty little sweet peppers. 
Since I am ONE of the 3 people in this house, and the ONLY one who eats them they have lasted quite some time............ 
So this past weekend I decided to see what I could do with them.  They were in great shape even though they were a month old! 
I rubbed olive oil on them, sprinkled them with cracked black pepper and coarse sea salt, then I added some thickly sliced red onion (that was also hanging around for a few weeks) and did the same with the onion.
then I stuck them in the oven at 325 for an hour or so.....

When they looked like this on both sides I turned off the oven and let them rest until they were cool enough to handle.

I pulled out the stems and got as many of the seeds out as was reasonable.  Then I cut up the onion slices. 

I added some pasta and some pitted kalamata olives.
It didn't need any extra dressing because there was olive oil and "juice" from the roasting process
This was a fabulous salad!  I will definitely be making this again.
It's wonderful at room temperature so it's perfect for me to take to work.

And like all really great food it looks pretty too!
We eat with our eyes as well as our mouths.


*karendianne. said...

Ohhh Wow. That's yummy and beautiful! Watch… someone will come along and "Pin" your dinner. :)

Keep Stitchin' said...

I see you've gone on a posting frenzy and I've missed most of them!
We love veggies here, and we'll grab a big variety of them, chop them up into big chunks and roast them with a little olive oil and sea salt at 400 degrees for 12+ minutes. Love it! Also, when I have more produce than I can handle, I wash and cut it up, put them in containers and freeze them. This so comes in handy for soups and other dishes!