Bell Pepper and Tomato Salad

Curious about what to serve with my favorite Yogurt Marinated Shish Kebabs, I did a bit of searching. I was inspired by a Turkish recipe, Ezme. Bell Peppers, Tomatoes, Green Onion and spices, all mashed together in a side dish/condiment.

Bell Pepper & Tomato Salad
Bell Pepper & Tomato Salad

Rooting around my cupboards, though, I took a few liberties and came up with this Salad: A bit sweet, a bit tangy, this is one of those dishes that makes one sit up and take notice.

It’s so absolutely simple and absolutely delicious. Cool & refreshing.

Bell Pepper & Tomato Salad
Bell Pepper & Tomato Salad

This is a salad that seems to go over equally well with children and adults…so simple to prepare it took just minutes.

Like many mixtures, I did find it improved a bit as it sat, so this is a perfect do-ahead side. Feel free to adjust the flavors to your palate. And add a little Feta, if you’d like.

Bell Pepper & Tomato Salad
Bell Pepper & Tomato Salad

Bell Pepper & Tomato Salad

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 large Bell Pepper, preferably yellow or orange, or a half of each
  • 3 plum tomatoes or about the equivalent amount of what ever is on sale
  • 2 green onions, sliced thinly on the diagonal
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Sweet Chili sauce
  • Salt and Pepper

Cut peppers and tomatoes into bite sized chunks and place in a bowl. Thinly slice green onion and add. Mix the sauce from the rest of ingredients and pour over the vegetables. Mix and chill for an hour or overnight.


  • Green Onion may be added just before serving, if preferred, to protect their color and crunch.
  • This salad may be chopped finely and used as a condiment.
  • This is very good with a little Feta cheese, too.

from the kitchen of

Let’s talk about how to save money/time on this recipe:

  • Use a coupon matching site! One of my favorites in my area is Pocket Your Dollars, but every store has a group of enthusiastic Coupon Matchers. Do not discount the savings! I check their site every week, even if I don’t “need” to go to the store and often find bargains I can’t pass up.
  • Follow my 12 Strategies – You’ll see them on the upper drop down menu of every page and how I apply them, below.
  • Don’t get discouraged if your prices don’t match mine! Keep shopping at the best prices and your fridge/freezer and pantry will be stocked with sales priced ingredients.
  • Read Strategies Applied for additional tips as well as throughout the recipe, for saving time and managing food.

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Cal 68, % fr fat 47; tot fat 4g; sat fat .51g; chol 0; sod 39mg; tot carb 9g; fib 2g; sug 4g; prot 2g

Put Your own Spin on It:

  • You couldn’t go wrong with a bit of lemon or lime on this salad.
  • A hot pepper of any kind would be good, finely diced.
  • This would be a perfect salad mixed with a grain:  couscous, quinoa, bulgar or rice.  (Make a little extra sauce!)

Tomato and Bell Pepper Salad made May 2012 for $1.35, remade and repriced March 2014 for about $1.40.


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