I love roasted red peppers as a pantry ingredient. Of course you can roast your own red peppers, and the freshly roasted peppers are fantastic when you have the time. But when you don't have that much time, using roasted red peppers in a jar is quick and the jarred peppers are amazingly flavorful. My normal grocery store carries two brands of jarred red peppers, but these Mount Olive Roasted Red Peppers are so much cheaper than the other brand and so consistently good that I decided it's time for me to add them to my list of Kalyn's Kitchen Picks, where I rave about products that I love enough that I'd happily buy them over and over.
Just in case you are looking at that jar and wondering how I'd use this type of roasted red pepper, here are some recipes from the blog that use them. If people have other ideas for using these tasty morsels, please chime in with a comment!
Pasta with Roasted Red Peppers:
Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Italian Sausage, Roasted Red Pepper, and Hot Pepper Flakes
Spaghetti Marco Polo
Salads with Roasted Red Peppers:
White Bean and Roasted Red Pepper Salad with Roasted-Tomato Basil Dressing
Warm or Cold Salad with Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Red Peppers, Capers, and Basil Dressing
Yellow Tomato Salad with Roasted Red Peppers, Feta, and Mint
Chicken Pesto Salad with Roasted Red Pepper and Peas
Easy Pesto Pasta Salad with Olives and Roasted Red Peppers
Pasta Salad with Italian Sausage, Zucchini, Red Pepper, and Olives
Sauces with Roasted Red Peppers:
Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Aioli Sauce
Grilled Garlic Chicken with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli Sauce
Soup with Roasted Red Peppers:
Lentil Soup with Italian Sausage and Roasted Red Pepper
Goulash Soup with Red Peppers and Cabbage
Stew with Roasted Red Peppers:
Crockpot Black Bean Stew with Roasted Red Peppers, Chicken, and Cilantro
Spicy Red Fish Stew
Vegetable Dishes with Roasted Red Peppers:
Greek Style Roasted Mushrooms with Red Pepper, Oregano, Mint, and Feta
Everything I feature for Kalyn's Kitchen Picks is a product I've used myself and would happily buy over and over again. If I ever feature a product I first received as a sample, I will always disclose that information. (In this case, Mount Olive has never sent me any red peppers, and they have no idea I'm writing about their product.)
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