Peppers are a versatile vegetable (or fruit, as some may argue) that can be grilled, sliced for salad or soup, or blended. They are flavourful, some rich in vitamins and minerals, and add a kick to your dish. With that in mind, here are seven recipes to get started!

  1. Bell Peppers: Roasted Peppers with Garlic and Herbs

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Photo credit: Martha Stewart

A simple recipe of grilled bell peppers: slice the peppers, sprinkle with herbs and seasoning, and then roast them until tender. Make this as a dinner side dish, barbecue sides, or a quick movie snack (a healthier choice compared to chips and popcorn).

Find the recipe here.

  1. Green Chillies: Masala Omelette with Parathas

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Photo credit: BBC Food

Love spicy green chillies? This spicy masala omelette makes a perfect Indian brunch, with its tantalising omelette, delicious whiff of cumin seeds and ground turmeric, and most importantly, the green chillies that give the omelette an extra kick.

Find the recipe here.

  1. Jalapeno: Roasted Tomato Salsa

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Photo credit: Taste of Home

Forget store-bought salsa, the homemade Roasted Tomato Salsa could be eaten straight out from a bowl with a spoon, or served with tortilla chips. Jalapeno peppers are hot, so one has to be careful when handling them – wear a pair of gloves and avoid touching your face or any sensitive parts of your body thereafter.

Find the recipe here.

  1. Cayenne Pepper: Spicy Mango Mandarin Smoothie

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Photo credit: Oh My Veggies

If you need a little pick-me-up in the morning and you are not a fan of coffee or tea, then opt for the Spicy Mango Mandarin Smoothie – with a teaspoon of cayenne pepper. It is really easy to make – simply blend everything in a blender until smooth and you will have yourself a feisty and healthy breakfast on the go.

Find the recipe here.

  1. Piri Piri: Piri Piri Chicken

Photo credit: Immaculate Bites

Piri piri is a chilli pepper grown in Africa and is known for its intense spiciness. Small in size but lethal, these little chillies are the main ingredients for Piri Piri Chicken – spicy chicken legs soaked with irresistibly tasty and hot sauce (think rendang, but chicken). If piri piri chillies are not available, opt for piri piri chilli sauce instead, which can be found in major supermarkets.

Find the recipe here.

  1. White Pepper: Pig Stomach and White Pepper Soup

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Photo credit: Daily Cooking Quest

The offal dish features pig stomach, pork ribs and a generous serving of white pepper - ripe peppercorns that have their skins removed. Use the inner pot of a Thermos® Shuttle Chef® to help boil the soup and transfer it to a outer pot to simmer until perfection. The 5mm reinforced base in the Thermos® Shuttle Chef® prevents your food from getting burnt, and its portability means you can carry the entire pot over for potlucks while it cooks!

Find the recipe here.

  1. Red Pepper: Hummus

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Photo credit: Chow Hound

Hummus is a great middle eastern classic best paired with bread or salad. This quick recipe requires minimal effort – you just need a food processor and ingredients such as roasted red peppers, garlic, black pepper, cumin and cayenne, and then mix them all together, and voila! A rich and flavourful dip perfect for lunch.

Find the recipe here.

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