Peppers; there are so many ways of cooking with them that go beyond chopping them up and putting them in a salad.
Not only are they a colourful ingredient that will liven up any plate, they're inexpensive and super versatile.
In celebration of the humble pepper we've rounded up some of our favourite ways of cooking with them. From soups to salads, breakfasts to suppers, get inspired with our recipes.
1. Roast pepper soup
Chop up your peppers and roast them with fresh tomatoes, onion, chopped garlic and a drizzle of oil. Once roasted, blitz all the softened veggies in a blender with stock and seasoning, to make a delicious roast pepper and tomato soup.
2. Stir-fried chicken with peppers
Sauté chopped red and yellow peppers with spring onion and a sprinkling of chopped, fresh coriander, then stir-fry with chicken, beef or prawns for a speedy meal. Switch-up the flavour by adding a dash of soy sauce, or stir in a jar of black bean sauce.
3. Shakshuka made simple
A one-pot breakfast dish bursting with rich, smoky flavours inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine. Tomatoes, peppers, paprika and onions are topped with eggs and baked in the oven.
4. Halloumi stuffed pointed peppers
This delicious stuffed pepper dish would make the perfect party starter, light lunch or bbq side dish. The mix of couscous, celery, tomatoes, basil, lemon juice and halloumi is the perfect summer combo.
5. Summer red pepper dip
Fresh and tangy with a kick of chilli heat. This pepper dip would make the ideal addition to any picnic. Prepare carrots, cucumber and radishes to dip.
6. Pepper and chorizo salad
Loooking for exciting salad recipes? Look no further. This warm salad of chorizo, peppers, carrot kale and lentils is a hearty bbq side or midweek meal.