Peppers are incredibly good for you.  They are low in calories and are loaded with good nutrition. All varieties are excellent sources of vitamins A and C, potassium, folic acid, and fiber.  Eating them regularly can help to improve eye health and reduce risk of several chronic diseases. So take a look at this recipe for Baked Peppers with Feta Cheese

Baked Peppers with Feta Cheese (serves 4) 

  • 6 red peppers, halved and deseeded 
  • Extra virgin olive oil 
  • A handful of fresh basil leaves 
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 
  • 12 small chunks of feta cheese 


  1. Preheat the oven to 200oC/Gas mark 6 
  1. Place the peppers in a baking dish, cut side down, drizzle with olive oil 
  1. Tuck the basil and garlic between the peppers, scatter the feta on top 
  1. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes 
  1. You can serve hot, warm or at room temperature 


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