A great starter for any dinner that's quick and easy. Rosemary adds an aromatic flavor to the bell peppers, and the sunflower seeds add to the texture of the dish.



Recipe Summary

15 mins
10 mins
25 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook the sunflower seeds 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until lightly toasted.

  • Place the pepper halves cut side down on the baking sheet. In a bowl, mix the olive oil, lime juice, balsamic vinegar, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Brush peppers with the olive oil mixture.

  • Roast peppers under the broiler 5 minutes, or until slightly charred. Remove from heat, peel, and slice. Toss with the toasted sunflower seeds to serve.

Nutrition Facts

171 calories; protein 1.4g 3% DV; carbohydrates 11.3g 4% DV; fat 14.3g 22% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 6.7mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
These turned out great. I used yellow and orange peppers. I left them in the broiler until their skins were almost black and then put them in a plastic bag for about 10 minutes so it's easier to peel them. I will definitely make this again. Thanks EC. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was quite good. I skipped the sunflower seeds- as I merely wanted the bell peppers on their own. I also added a little more balsamic vinegar for a tangier taste. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very different and very good. I'm usually not a fan of sunflower seeds but done this way they were delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I marinated the peppers for a bit then tossed them with some of the dressing after roasting. I toasted some sesame seeds with the sunflower seeds and it was really good! We'll try this on the grill! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This is another very good way to serve roasted bell peppers. I didn't care for putting the dressing on before roasting as it just burned under the heat of the broiler. It is a very tasty accompaniment so I anded up adding a bit more once the peppers had roasted. The sunflower seeds add a nice flavor as well as texture. Thank you for the recipe. Read More