Bell Pepper Rajas

Top green, red and yellow bell peppers with cheese, olives and crushed red pepper for an appetizer that's bursting with color and flavor.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 8 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1/2
green bell pepper, seeded and cut into 6 strips
1/2
red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 6 strips
1/2
yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut into 6 strips
3/4
cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (3 ounces)
2
tablespoons chopped ripe olives
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 Cut bell pepper strips crosswise in half. Arrange close together in ungreased broilerproof pie pan, 9x1 1/4 inches, or round pan, 9x2 inches. Sprinkle with cheese, olives and red pepper.
  • 2 Set oven control to broil. Broil peppers with tops 3 to 4 inches from heat about 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

Rajas "strips" usually refers to ribbons of chilies.

No need to limit yourself to Monterey Jack cheese. Use any variety you’d like, or use both a yellow and a white cheese for color contrast.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
65
(
Calories from Fat
45 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5 g
5 %
(Saturated Fat
3 g,
3 %
),
Cholesterol
15 mg
15 %;
Sodium
115 mg
115 %;
Total Carbohydrate
2 g
2 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
4 g
4 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
36%;
Vitamin C
56%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.