Pickled Bell Peppers
Well received at potlucks, this colorful, tasty dish adds zest to the menu. I also make it as a salad or accompaniment for a luncheon or dinner at home. My husband and I manage a campground with a grand view of the Rocky Mountains. We're the parents of a 14-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy.
-Heather Prendergast, Sundre, Alberta
16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling
- 2 each medium sweet red, yellow and green peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 large red onion, halved and thinly sliced
- 2 teaspoons mixed pickling spices
- 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup water
- In a large glass bowl, combine peppers and onion. Place pickling
- spices and celery seed on a double thickness of cheesecloth; gather
- corners of cloth to enclose seasonings; tie securely with string.
- In a small saucepan, combine sugar, vinegar, water and spice bag.
- Bring to a boil; boil 1 minute. Transfer spice bag to pepper
- mixture. Pour vinegar mixture over top. Refrigerate, covered, 24
- hours, stirring occasionally.
- Discard spice bag. Refrigerate pickled peppers up to 1 month. Yield:
- 4 cups.
Nutrition Facts: 1/4 cup equals 67 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.