Day 6 x Jack O Lantern Peppers

Mmm! Festive meals always make me happy. But to be quite honest with you, I'm not a huge fan of fall foods. With spices like rosemary and sage, and vegetables like squash and sweet potatoes: it just doesn't do it for me. So recipes that include non-fall foods yet LOOK festive are always a plus. I love the idea of jack o lantern peppers because 1) They look like pumpkins! 2) Cheap and easy. 3) Carving them is fun and a great activity. 4) You can eat them raw or cooked. 5) You can put literally anything you want inside of the pepper.

I was thinking about the possibilities. You could put dips in there like hummus or guacamole but you can also make stuffed peppers, salad, etc. I stuffed them with one of my favorite chickpea salad recipes.

1 can of corn
2 avocados, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1 can chickpeas
2/3 cup feta cheese
1 red pepper, diced
1/2 english cucumber

Cilantro Vinaigrette for the salad:
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp white or red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
6 tbsp olive oil

What you need to do: Take all of your ingredients, chop/dice them up, add them in a medium size bowl. Make the cilantro vinaigrette separately  combine with vegetable mix, then mix up. Then you can add them to each of their peppers. I would strongly recommend carving the peppers first though!


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