Salad Stuffed Peppers

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Ahem. I’m just going to go ahead and say this. My pants……… are too tight……. And it’s time…. for some salad.

It’s just time.

I mean, don’t think I posted a recipe without cheese, because, no. There’s some delicious parmesan in this salad. There’s also some diced hard-boiled eggs and croutons so this is definitely going to work.

And this is actually a really cute way to serve salad- no giant bowl where people can cherry pick out all the good stuff- NOPE. Everyone gets their own, and you can eat the bowl. Beat that!

I sliced that juicy pepper right down the middle, and all of the delicious fillings toppled beautifully onto my plate. It’s a fancy shmancy presentation, yet practical. And perrrrfect for summer. It’s completely customizable too- you can fill these with Caesar salad, pasta salad, or steer clear from salad altogether and stuff these with taco fillings – take it from me, it’s delish 😉

If you’re looking for the perfect salad dressing for this, might I suggest my Copycat Olive Garden salad dressing? It is de-light-ful. 

What are your summer plans?!

…I’m going to Colorado next week!! Ever been? Live there? Words of wisdom, anyone?

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Stuffed Pepper Salad
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Serves: 2 salads
 
Ingredients
  • 2 large bell peppers (any color) – cleaned.
  • 1 cup lettuce, cleaned and cut
  • 1 hard boiled egg, diced
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 6 black olives, sliced
  • ⅛ cup diced cucumbers
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ⅛ cup croutons (some gluten-free ones if needed!)
  • 2 Tablespoons salad dressing (I prefer Italian)
Instructions
  1. Choose bell peppers that look like they will stand well. If you have to slice a little sliver of the bottom to make them stand more evenly, do it!

  2. Slice each pepper horizontally ¾ of the way up. Use a knife to scrape out anything inside the pepper (seeds and whatnot) and discard.

  3. Combine all (cleaned) salad in ingredients in a large bowl, add the dressing if desired and toss until the salad is evenly coated. Fill each pepper with the salad mixture and SERVE!

  4. If you’re like me, you might want to top each salad with a few extra toppings for better presentation : )


I’m sharing these at Fiesta Friday & Friday Favorites & Fabulous Foodie Friday & Foodie Friday DIY

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