Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
Some of those with GERD may be able to tolerate roasted peppers when uncooked peppers provoke GERD.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Well, you know, for me, I think Spanish food is festive." -Jose Garces

The refrigerator light goes on...

In Spain one of the classic tapas is a simple plate of roasted red peppers – pimientos. Served with a bit of extra virgin olive oil and some salt and pepper these make the perfect first course to any meal.

Having roasted red peppers on hand is a great idea because they go with so many things - scrambled eggs, frittatas, in dips and sauces and are perfect in salads.

For example:
Filet of Tenderloin with Roasted Pepper & Maytag Blue Cheese Sauce
Fettuccine with Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette
Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Roasted Red Pepper Soup | Low Sodium Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Chicken Fajitas with Roasted Red Peppers
Penne with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce and Blue Cheese



Roasted Red Peppers

Servings: 2 | Serving Size: 1 roasted pepper

Cooking time: <30 minutes (does not include chilling time)

This recipe can easily be multiplied and keeps well for about 3 - 4 days tightly sealed.

Roasted Red Peppers recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 2 large red bell peppers
  • 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp. salt

Preheat the oven to broil.

Place the peppers in the oven and roast, turning frequently, until blackened on all sides.

Remove and place in a brown paper bag, folding the top over to close the bag.

Allow the peppers to cool in the bag for 10 minutes.

After the peppers are cool, peel and seed them.

As you are peeling and seeding, divide them into triangle shapes: each pepper should yield about 3 or 4 slices.

Chill well before serving.

Serve with olive oil and salt.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 roasted red pepper

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 90 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 6%
    Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3.5g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 150mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    Sugars 7g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 29% Vitamin C 233%
Calcium 0% Iron 4%
Vitamin K 10mcg Potassium 300mg