Looking for red pepper recipes? Want the best romesco recipe or stir-fry ideas with red pepper? Try our dishes below, and then check out our easy courgette recipes for more seasonal inspiration.

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When are red peppers in season?

Peppers are available all year round, but if you're growing your own, they will be in season from July to September.

Why we love red peppers

Versatile peppers are a brilliant addition to your veg drawer. Red peppers add a pop of colour to your dishes wherever they are used – blitz into a bold soup or add handfuls to stir-fries and traybakes. When eaten raw (either as a snack or in salads), they offer sweet, crisp crunch, but they also take well to being slow-roasted until sticky and jammy. Pair with spices and bold flavours, such as chorizo, to balance their sweetness, or complement with creamy dairy.

Health benefits of red peppers

The health benefits of peppers vary depending on their colour – red peppers provide more potassium, vitamin C and folate than yellow or green, for example. Peppers are rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, which are associated with better health and protection against conditions such as heart disease and cancer.


Red pepper recipes

Red pepper soup

A brilliant bright red soup recipe, perfect for sunny days. You'll need plenty of fresh red peppers as well as garlic and dried chilli flakes for this one. Discover more vegetarian soup recipes.

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Halloumi-stuffed peppers

Hurrah for the stuffed pepper! Make this vegetarian classic shine brighter with cubes of halloumi, harissa and a whack of red chilli. A great way to enjoy red peppers.

Halloumi-stuffed peppers

Warm red pepper hummus with coriander chicken breasts

It's the vibrant, homemade red pepper hummus that really makes this dish shine. It's an easy midweek dinner that's high in protein and ready in 40 minutes.

Chicken and hummus on a plate

Halloumi fajitas

Slices of sweet, juicy red pepper pair brilliantly with salty halloumi in these veggie-friendly fajitas. Ready in 20 minutes, this easy recipe is a great midweek meal for two. See more dinner ideas for two.

Fajitas Recipe with Halloumi

Chorizo, roasted red pepper and pea frittata

Liven up your frittata with chorizo and a kick of chilli, then pop under the grill until puffed and golden. Next, try our summery courgette frittata recipe.

A chorizo frittata with red pepper and peas on a rustic baking tray

Tomato and red pepper soup

Soup isn't just for winter – this summery tomato and red pepper soup makes a great lunch on a warm day and will use up that glut of tomatoes from the garden, too.

two bowls of red soup scattered with basil leaves and sat on folded linen napkins with chinks of crusty bread

Marinated ibérico pork fillet, roast potatoes and red peppers

Pimentón, garlic and oregano overnight-marinated pork fillet is roasted and layered with crispy potatoes and blistered red peppers for a satisfying main. Discover more pork recipes.

Marinated ibérico pork fillet, roast potatoes and red peppers on a plate on a wooden table

Roasted red pepper and chicory with caper berries and salami

This sweet roasted red pepper dish with salty salami, crunchy chicory and caper berries is gluten free and low in calories, a great healthy midweek meal.

Roasted Red Pepper And Chicory Recipe With Caper Berries and Salami

Pepper, date and harissa tagine

This tagine makes a feature of meltingly soft peppers, but you could add any summery veg to the base sauce – chunks of squash or courgette would be good too. We've got lots of fragrant tagine recipes to try.

Pepper, date and harissa tagine in a serving bowl

'Nduja pepperonata stew

Red pepper offers ample sweetness and complements the fiery ‘nduja in this impressive one-pan dish. Use up your 'nduja with more of our 'nduja recipes.

An oven dish flled with a red stew, topped with torn mozzarella next to a basket of bread

Goat’s cheese sliders with red pepper jam

Homemade red pepper jam really takes these mini veggie burgers to the next level. This recipe is an easy entertaining idea that looks impressive.

Goat’s Cheese Sliders Recipe

Cauliflower steaks with romesco

Romesco sauce has to be one of our favourite recipes for red pepper. In this version, the vibrant veg is whizzed up with almonds, harissa, lemon juice and saffron, and then topped with a sliced cauliflower steak. If you fall for romesco too, try our tray-baked chicken thighs with romesco recipe next.

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks Recipe with Romesco and Fried Eggs

Red pepper, chicken and olive cacciatore

This summery Italian one-pot with sweet red pepper is easy to make and has lots of Mediterranean flavours. . Plus, it's low in calories, gluten-free and freezes brilliantly.

Chicken, red pepper & olive cacciatore

Matbucha

Red peppers and tomatoes meet in this slow-cooked Moroccan condiment, seasoned with garlic and chilli pepper.

Plate of matbucha

Chorizo crusted haddock with red pepper

Red pepper is among the veg medley which these spicy, chorizo crusted haddock fillets is grilled on. It's sweetness balances the heat of the chorizo nicely. Browse more chorizo recipes.

Roasted haddock with chorizo crust, asparagus and peppers

Smoky prawn, pepper and new potato stew

Check out this easy fish stew recipe sweet red peppers, juicy butterflied prawns and smoky paprika. This vibrant dish is low in calories and ready in 30 minutes. We've got lots more 30-minute meal ideas.

Fish Stew Recipe with Prawns and Potato

Sage, honey and roasted red pepper cornbread

This vegetarian cornbread with sage, honey and roasted red pepper is super moist and easy to make. Drizzle with honey and serve with a little grated parmesan, this recipe is a great afternoon treat.

Sage, Honey & Roasted Red Pepper Cornbread Recipe

Salmon poke bowl

This easy salmon poke bowl makes a bright and colourful dinner. Match the fish with crunchy slices of raw red pepper and finish with a spicy dressing made from soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, sriracha and lime juice.

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Vegan Thai red curry

Match shop-bought vegan curry paste with plenty of red pepper, mangetout and ginger to make a delicious meat-free Thai red curry. Try more vegan curry recipes.

Vegan Thai Red Curry Recipe

Sticky chicken and pepper noodles

Stir-fry strips of crunchy red pepper in a wok with chicken, ginger, chilli and honey for a comforting midweek meal for two. Discover more noodle recipes.

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Sticky Chicken and Noodles Recipe with Red Pepper

Moroccan-style stuffed peppers

Peppers are incredible. Their sweet flavour and soft texture when roasted pairs beautifully with chickpeas and rose harissa in this classic recipe.

Moroccan stuffed peppers

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