Mediterranean Stuffed Mini Peppers

These Mediterranean Stuffed Mini Peppers are a healthy, veggie-packed appetizer or snack with lots of crunch!

These Mediterranean Stuffed Mini Peppers are a healthy, vegetarian appetizer or snack with lots of crunch! With a Greek vinaigrette, feta cheese, and kalamata olives!

How is your week going? Are you doing anything fun and exciting this weekend? Thursday is the middle day of my teaching work-week, so I’m just trying to make it through till Friday! Remember when I told you that my sister had just had her second set of twins? Well, my other sister had her first baby last week and he is just the sweetest little guy. Being an auntie is so much fun, and I’m looking forward to more baby cuddles and snuggles.

With all of the new babies in my family, it’s hard to get stuff done. I just want to visit those little cuties and cook lots of food for their busy moms and dads!

But this weekend before I could visit my sister and her baby boy I had to test and photograph this recipe for you. Because you need some Mediterranean Stuffed Mini Peppers in your life, right?

These Mediterranean Stuffed Mini Peppers are a healthy, vegetarian appetizer or snack with lots of crunch! With a Greek vinaigrette, feta cheese, and kalamata olives!

Keeping with our theme of talking about new babies, I’m sharing this recipe as part of a virtual baby shower for three lovely ladies!

Triple Virtual Baby Shower

Natalie of Tastes Lovely had her sweet baby boy, Josh, a few months ago. Natalie is one of the sweetest bloggers you’ll meet, and when you go to her site you’ll feel like an instant friend as she shares stories from her life along with delicious, healthy recipes.

Isadora of She Likes Food is expecting her first baby, a sweet boy, in a couple of months and I couldn’t be more excited for her! Izzy’s recipes are full of seasonal produce and I always get hungry when browsing through her site. Her photography is gorgeous, too!

Last but not least is Jessica of Flying on Jess Fuel! Jess is also expecting her first baby soon, a little girl… so exciting! I love reading Jess’ blog and getting a peek into her life, along with her easy, crave-worthy recipes.

We’re doing a mini theme for the shower ā€“ mini appetizers and mini desserts are much more fun than full size. And when things are bite sized, you can sample more of them. šŸ˜‰ You’ll surely be wanting to sample everything on the menu below!

These Mediterranean Stuffed Mini Peppers are a healthy, vegetarian appetizer or snack with lots of crunch! With a Greek vinaigrette, feta cheese, and kalamata olives!

These Mediterranean Stuffed Mini Peppers are full of flavor and perfect for serving as an appetizer at your next party or shower. I always like to serve something healthy along with all of the other treats at a party, and these vegetarian pepper bites are just the thing. I’ve added kalamata olives, sun dried tomatoes, and feta to the cucumber filling for lots of flavor and texture. A red wine vinegar and lemon juice vinaigrette brings the Mediterranean flavors together in these stuffed mini peppers.

These Mediterranean Stuffed Mini Peppers are a healthy, vegetarian appetizer or snack with lots of crunch! With a Greek vinaigrette, feta cheese, and kalamata olives!

Congratulations, Izzy, Jess, and Natalie!

Here are the other mini appetizers and desserts being shared for the virtual shower. With all of these delicious choices, I don’t know how I’ll decide what to try first!

Caprese Cups – Pumpkin ‘N Spice

Almost No Bake Pineapple Squares – The Recipe Rebel

Key Lime Cheesecake Bars with Coconut Macadamia Crust – Flavor the Moments

Lemon Macarons – Life Made Sweeter

Lemon Lime Bars – Bake. Eat. Repeat.

Chocolate and Salted Caramel Swirled Meringues – Floating Kitchen

Prosciutto-Wrapped Avocado Crostini with Balsamic Glaze – My Sequined Life

Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes – My Kitchen Craze

Pepper Jack and Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes – A Latte Food

No Bake Baileys S’mores Mousse Cups – With Salt and Wit

Strawberry Shortcake Bread – Maebells

Banana Cream Pie Dessert Nachos – Whole and Heavenly Oven

Lemon Cream Pie Bites – Bakerita

Balsamic Strawberry Wonton Bites – Sweet Peas & Saffron

These Mediterranean Stuffed Mini Peppers are a healthy, vegetarian appetizer or snack with lots of crunch! With a Greek vinaigrette, feta cheese, and kalamata olives!

Mediterranean Stuffed Mini Peppers
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 18 peppers, 6 servings
 
These Mediterranean Stuffed Mini Peppers are a healthy, veggie-packed appetizer or snack with lots of crunch!
Ingredients
For the Vinaigrette
  • 1 Ā½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Ā¾ tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Ā¾ tablespoon lemon juice
  • Ā¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ⅛ teaspoon dried basil
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch of salt
  • few grinds of black pepper
For the Peppers:
  • 18 mini bell peppers (about 1 pound)
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped (1 cup)
  • Ā¼ cup finely chopped red onion
  • ⅓ cup chopped pitted kalamata olives
  • ⅓ cup drained and chopped sun dried tomatoes
  • Ā½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Ā¼ cup chopped parsley
Directions
Make the vinaigrette:
  1. Whisk together all vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
Prepare the peppers:
  1. Lay each pepper down so that it will lay flat. On the top side of each pepper, cut a triangle-shaped opening. Chop the cut out triangle pieces of bell pepper and place them in a medium bowl.
  2. To the bowl with the chopped bell pepper pieces, add the cucumber, red onion, kalamata olives, and sun dried tomatoes. Stir to mix. Add the feta and parsley and stir gently until just combined. Carefully stir in the vinaigrette.
  3. Spoon some of the filling into each bell pepper and place on a serving dish. Serve immediately or refrigerate for a few hours until ready to serve.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 3 peppers Calories: 102 Fat: 5g Saturated fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 11g Sugar: 4g Sodium: 422mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 4g

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  1. Yay for lots of babies making their way into the world! These mini peppers look like the perfect appetizer for a shower and to celebrate with. I love that you stuffed them with olives and sun-dried tomatoes. Sounds so good, Kristine!

  2. SO many babies right now! I’m also expecting a nephew to arrive any day now, so YAY for aunties, right??
    And these peppers? SO up my alley! I love mediterranean food so much and I want these adorable little apps in my life!
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  3. Mmmmm…stuffed peppers are one of my favorite dinners! I love the idea of using the mini version for appetizers or snacks. Great party food, and I bet there’s a ton of flavor in every bite!
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  4. You are just swimming with new babies! How fun! These stuffed peppers look fantastic. I could gobble up that whole platter. And then a second one, too!

  5. We buy those sweet peppers all the time and not once have I thought about stuffing them. This is such a great idea!! My mouth is watering!

  6. How fun having all those darling babies in your life! Being an aunt is so much fun. šŸ™‚ And yes, I do need this mini peppers in my life! I love Mediterranean flavors and these look so fresh and delicious, not to mention so pretty!

  7. Amazing! I love anything Mediterranean flavored! I have gotten so bad about just munching during the day when Clayton isn’t home instead of eating anything substantial. These would make a great healthy lunch!

  8. Yay, so fun! Congrats to your sisters šŸ™‚ Love these stuffed peppers! They look so healthy, fresh and beautiful! The mini size makes them perfect for a baby shower!
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  9. OK first of all my jaw is hanging open after reading ‘second set of twins’…whatt? I’m so tired just reading that! Haha! And secondly, I’m wishing this wasn’t a virtual shower because I want to taste all of this amazing food! These are too cute and they look packed with flavor!

  10. These are so fun Kristine! I need to get on board with mini peppers…these stuffed ones look incredible!
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  11. Well this is just the nicest surprise! Iā€™m so lucky to have you as a blogging friend. You’re just too sweet Kristine! And congrats to your sister on her baby boy! He is just too cute. I bet you’re in auntie heaven. So many little ones to love on. These mini peppers look delicious! Love the flavors.

  12. Those stuffed peppers look amazing! What a perfect appetizer – plus I love everything with mediterranean flavours so I know I’d love these! Enjoy cuddling all those babies! Baby time is past in our family, all my nieces and nephews are into the toddler years – I kind of miss the baby cuddles! šŸ™‚

  13. These mini peppers look so fresh and colorful! Pinning šŸ™‚

  14. These look so yummy! I love healthy apps!! I’m so behind on my blog reading, but this little shower was SUCH a great surprise. You ladies are the best! XOXO!

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