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Spicy Pepper Recipe

Mediterranean Hot Green Pepper Appetizer

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Author Elena Paravantes RDN


  • 7-8 long green hot peppers
  • 2-3 cloves garlic chopped
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2-3 tablespoons Anthotiro Greek fresh cheese or other fresh cheese such as ricotta
  • 1 teaspoon dry oregano


  • Preheat oven at 350 Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).
  • Remove stem from peppers and make a long slit lengthwise from top to bottom (I removed the top part of the stem along with seeds on the top part for less heat).
  • Add a few drops of olive oil in each pepper (I used an olive oil spritzer), some pepper and salt and a few pieces of garlic.
  • Lightly grease the pan and place peppers cut side down.
  • Roast for about 20 minutes. Peppers will begin to brown.
  • Remove from oven. Place on a plate, drizzle with vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.
  • Add dollops of cheese on top, drizzle with a bit more olive oil. Sprinkle with dry oregano and some more ground pepper.
  • Serve with whole grain rusks. Anna also recommends accompanying it with sardines.