Crunchy, Sweet Bell Pepper Recipes Published May 09, 2012 8:00 AM Food SHARE A multipurpose vegetable, the sweet bell pepper is wonderful in each of these diverse recipes.See the Recipe Christopher Hirsheimer See the Recipe Melanie Acevedo See the Recipe Antoine Bootz See the Recipe Roger Sherman See the Recipe Christopher Hirsheimer The sweet bell pepper is actually a fruit posing as a vegetable. Grilling or oven-roasting bell peppers caramelizes them, turning them sweet, soft and versatile. This recipe was adapted from a recipe in Marcella Cucina by Marcella Hazan (HarperCollins, 1997). See the Eggplant-Stuffed Peppers Recipe Texas Caviar Texas Caviar Stewed Sweet Peppers This sweet, simple pepper stew makes a great antipasto atop bruschetta. See this Recipe Todd Coleman See the Recipe Slow-braised chicken with peppers and onions is a soul food staple. This version is seasoned with plenty of paprika. Pesto Calabrese This spicy, southern Italian-style pesto recipe was given to us by Rocco Arena, owner of San Rocco restaurant in New York City. A touch of ricotta in this pesto tempers the flavor of the red peppers, and makes it an excellent bruschetta topping. See the recipe for Pesto Calabrese» Sausage and Peppers Skillet-seared sausage with fried peppers and onions is a simple, filling campfire meal. See the Recipe Todd Coleman Black-Eyed-Pea Salad (Saladu Ñebbe) Simple and satisfying, this chile-spiked black-eyed-pea salad dressed with fresh lime juice is a great side dish for grilled fish. Todd Coleman MORE TO READ RELATED The Pescatarian Asado: Reframing Argentina’s Native Bounty Jorgelina Mandarina is developing a new restaurant fed by her home province’s famed rivers. READ NOW RELATED Sheldon Simeon’s Essential Hawaiian Pantry Everything you need to start cooking like an... RELATED 10 Hawaiian Recipes to Transport You to the Islands Bring that beach vacation home.