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Sweet Red Pepper Salad

 Sweet Red Pepper Salad
The garlic, oregano and olive oil give this salad a taste that's as bold as its color. We've eaten it as a side dish or piled high on garlic toast as an appetizer or snack. —Cookie Curci, San Jose, California
6 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 6 medium sweet red peppers
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Lettuce leaves, optional

Directions

  • Place whole peppers on a broiler pan; broil 4 in. from the heat until
  • skins blister, about 2-3 minutes. With tongs, rotate peppers
  • slightly. Continue broiling and rotating until all sides are
  • blistered and blackened.
  • Immediately place peppers in a brown paper bag. Close bag and let
  • stand for 15-20 minutes. Peel off the charred skin and discard.
  • Remove stem and seeds. Cut peppers into 1/4-in. wide strips.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the oil, parsley, garlic, oregano and salt.
  • Add peppers; toss to coat. Cover and chill for 3-4 hours. Serve on
  • lettuce if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 194 calories, 18 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 102 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein.