Grilled Peppers and Tomato Salad

Woohoo! Another Fun Friday and it’s time for grilled peppers. We were out on a long drive last weekend to take advantage of the great weather. On our way home we stopped by some farm stands selling gorgeous, fresh produce. There were lots of corn, new potatoes, cucumbers, zucchinis, a variety of peppers, sweet onions, and juicy tomatoes. I bought a little bit of everything and couldn’t wait to get home to put them on the grill.

I roughly chopped up the onions, sweet green, purple, and banana peppers and threw them into the grill pan. Seasoned them with thyme, freshly ground flavored sea salt and pepper and a good drizzle of extra virgin olive oil before putting them on the grill. Ro-Ri San also grilled some nice juicy steaks and beer bratwursts we bought from the butchers. The aroma from the grill was just fantastic. As soon as the goodies were done on the grill, I allowed the steaks to rest while I made a simple vinaigrette of lime juice, agave nectar, and extra virgin olive oil for the peppers. I transferred the grilled peppers to a salad bowl, tossed in some baby yellow tomatoes and thinly sliced basil from the garden, and poured in the dressing. I gave it a good toss and dinner was served.

Enjoy…..and have a great Labor Day weekend!

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  1. Anncoo says

    Biren, I never seen a purple pepper before. Looks pretty! That plate of salad also looks so refreshing and appetizing.

  2. rotinrice says

    They are not often seen here except during the summer. I used to grow them when I was in Colorado. They do turn green when cooked.

  3. aipi says

    The purple peppers look so beautiful..never seen them before..
    That is totally my kind of salad.. love love grilled peppers ..looks delicious !!

  4. Stella says

    Um Yum! This looks so delicious, Biren. I love peppers. Ooh, and I've never seen a purple pepper. In fact, I've never even heard of them….weird. I wonder what point of ripening does the purple start to appear? I mean, since green, red, and yellow all come from the same bush…
    Hope you have a relaxing weekend, Biren.

  5. rotinrice says

    Oh? I did not know that green, red, and yellow all come from the same bush. I did grow these purple guys once in CO but I don't remember at which point they turned purple. The plant only had time for one fruit before the cold weather set in. I thought they were purple from the beginning but I could have been mistaken.

  6. Mary says

    I love the color in your wonderful salad. It really sounds delcious. I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings…Mary

  7. lequan@luvtoeat says

    Oh my, what a beautiful salad! That's exactly what my mind was thinking as soon as I saw your picture. I seriously stared at it for a goo 30 seconds before going on to read lol. I've never seen a purple pepper before. I never even knew they existed. Beautiful colours and presentation Biren! Sounds delicious!

  8. Julie M. says

    I love your purple peppers! This dish sounds so simple and tasty! And being from Wisconsin, your mention of bratwurst got my mouth watering. I grew up eating the stuff and absolutely love it! Have a fabulous holiday weekend!

  9. Monet says

    What a beautiful purple pepper! I've never seen one before, and I imagine it tastes wonderful in this fresh, grilled salad. Thanks for sharing such a healthy recipe!

  10. 5starfoodie says

    It is definitely time for grilled peppers – I have a bunch waiting for me to grill as well :) That purple pepper is very neat, and the salad looks delicious!

  11. MaryMoh says

    What a beautiful purple pepper! never seen it before. Wonder what colour next…haha. Love your salad…so healthy, refreshing and summery.

  12. Jeannie says

    Happy Labour Day to you Biren…love the colour of that purple pepper! first time I am seeing it. Looks like a very delicious salad to me too!

  13. leaannbrown says

    Look at all of those beautiful peppers. I'm just home from our farmer's market with lots of peppers in tow. Plan to do the same thing..

  14. Nancy/SpicieFoodie says

    Oh I've never seen a purple bell peppers, what a great color. The salad looks delicious and super healthy, perfect!

  15. denise fletcher says

    I've never seen a purple pepper and it is stunning! I first thought it was a purple eggplant till I looked closer. Wonderful salad – you never can go wrong with grilled vegetables.

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