Feta Stuffed Roasted Mini Bell Peppers... I recently bought a little book on Meze or Mezze ,... Eastern Mediterranean appetizers or small bites. It is very similar to the Spanish tapas, Italian antipasto, Chinese dim sum or French hors d'oeuvres. I loved some of the recipes in the book, actually I liked them all! I would love to try all of them. Maybe, I will share some of them with you. So far I have made three simple recipes, which we enjoyed tremendously! This happens to be one of them. It is similar to the roasted bell pepper salad I make, except it uses mini bell peppers. You actually stuff these cute peppers with feta cheese. In the book, the feta cheese was more curd like( probably a bit more fresh than what you find in the stores). I didn't use too much feta to fill mine... I think it would have overpowered the flavors. But, I really liked these little peppers. It is a wonderful addition to any platter. Serve it with some hummus, eggplant dip(or baba ganoush), some olives and good pita bread (naan) and you have a wonderful meze selection....vegetarian too! If you are wondering where to get these mini peppers, you might check your local Costco. They have a decent size bag...Costco-like:).
You will need:
15-20 mini bell peppers
1 garlic clove
1/4 cup olive oil
2-3 TBS cider vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
crumbled feta cheese
chives or parsley
Grill until the skin is charred. You will need to turn them so that all sides will be charred.
Place the grilled peppers in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. This will steam them and then you can peel them easier.
When they have cooled enough to handle, peel the charred skin. Cut tops off and place the peppers in a dish.
Pour some olive oil(you may need more or less) vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper.
Mix to combine. Place some crumbled feta cheese in each bell pepper. Sprinkle with some chives/parsley and some kalamata olives.