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Are you looking for spicy ideas for your fresh peppers this year? Keep reading, because you just found them.
Harvesting fresh peppers is a joy shared around the world. Fresh peppers are not only healthy and delicious but they are also easy to grow.
But, what happens when you go overboard with your pepper plants and produce too many peppers?
What can I do with the peppers from my garden? The list of things you can do with your harvest of vegetables is endless, from the most traditional to the most peculiar including, canning, pickling, drying, smoking, cooking, sauteing, making into hot sauce, turning into oil, using them fresh, making them into side dishes, stuffing them, and more!
Read on below to learn different things to do with the peppers from your garden this season!
10 Things To Do With Fresh Peppers From Your Garden
While you are harvesting your fresh peppers, there are several techniques for preserving, pickling, and more that you can try. There are also numerous dishes and ways to prepare them that you may like to know about!
Here is a list of things you can do with your peppers, to enjoy them during the season as well as to preserve them/use them throughout the year:
1. Make Hot Sauce from Dried Peppers
Drying the peppers is a good way of preserving your harvest. Whenever you want to use them during the year, you can rehydrate them. If you like spicy dressings, you can also make hot sauce with them!
2. Roasted Red Peppers
The second idea on our list to do with your fresh peppers is roasting them. Roasting is another delicious way of preserving them for when the season is over. With only your red bell peppers and olive oil, you’ll be able to enjoy your harvest throughout the whole year.
3. Jalapeno Pepper Jelly
This peculiar dish from your fresh peppers will make a great appetizer if served with cream cheese and crackers. If you’ve never tried it, homemade pepper jelly is definitely a way you can try to enjoy your jalapeno Peppers.
4. Canning Jalapenos
Jalapenos are an excellent way to spice up any dish, and a pickled jar of jalapenos is the best way to have them available the whole year. The process of canning jalapenos is very simple if you follow just a few simple steps.
5. Cowboy Candy
This easy recipe is the perfect blend of sweet and heat you’ll be able to create with your fresh jalapenos. With cream cheese, cowboy candy is a perfect appetizer you can enjoy all year round.
6. Red Pepper Pesto
If you like pesto and roasted red peppers, you’ll definitely have to try this recipe. You can use the red peppers from your garden to create this sauce that goes with many different dishes.
7. Freeze your Peppers
For many families, Freezing your peppers is by far the best option for long-term storage and use throughout the year. There are several techniques and tips you can follow to freeze your pepper to enjoy once the season is over.
8. Stuffed Peppers
One of the most popular recipes with peppers is all the various types of stuffed peppers. The combinations of stuffing are endless and always complemented by the exquisite taste of your fresh peppers.
9. Pasta Sauce
If you’re looking for something to complement a pasta dish, your roasted red peppers will give you a creative and delicious solution. For example, you may try this vegan roasted red pepper pasta recipe!
10. Bell Pepper Rings
You surely know about onion rings, but have you ever heard about pepper rings (or in this case, bell pepper oven fries)? If you haven’t, but you enjoy fried side dishes, you’ll definitely have to try this recipe and let us know how it went.
A Final Word About Spicy Ideas for Your Fresh Peppers
Hopefully, with all of the great spicy ideas for your fresh peppers shared above you know just what to do with the pepper harvest from your garden this year!
Do you grow a lot of peppers? If so, what kind are your favorite? And, do you have a spicy idea to share with our audience, for what they can do with their fresh peppers this season? If so, let us know in the comments below!
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