Household Tips

How to Cut a Bell Pepper

I’ve been cutting bell peppers the hard way for 30+ years. If only someone had showed me how to cut a bell pepper earlier in life! Don’t worry, I’ll show you today so you don’t have to wait a minute longer.

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I recently took a Craftsy class with Rick Rodgers called All About Pork. It was excellent, by the way, and he shared a genius tip for cutting bell peppers. After you see how simple it is to do it, you’ll never want to go back to your old way again. At least for me, I didn’t!

The Easiest Way to Cut a Bell Pepper - Once you learn this chopping hack, you'll never go back!

How to Cut a Bell Pepper

Use this method to dice, chop, cut into strips or chunks. It’s all about breaking down the pepper so that it’s easier to work with.

The Easiest Way to Cut a Bell Pepper - Once you learn this chopping hack, you'll never go back!

Start by cutting the top off the pepper.

The Easiest Way to Cut a Bell Pepper - Once you learn this chopping hack, you'll never go back!

Then cut the bottom off.

The Easiest Way to Cut a Bell Pepper - Once you learn this chopping hack, you'll never go back!

Cut a slit down the side of the bell pepper to open it up.

The Easiest Way to Cut a Bell Pepper - Once you learn this chopping hack, you'll never go back!

Open it up and slice off the ribs so you have a flat surface to work with.

The Easiest Way to Cut a Bell Pepper - Once you learn this chopping hack, you'll never go back!

Then slice or chop like you normally would. I told you it was easy!

The Easiest Way to Cut a Bell Pepper - Once you learn this chopping hack, you'll never go back!

I knew this would be a great hack to share and I hope it helps you when you are doing your cooking prep work.

The Easiest Way to Cut a Bell Pepper - Once you learn this chopping hack, you'll never go back!

Once you’ve cut them up, store them in a reusable container in the fridge for a quick snack. I like eating mine with ranch dip.

You can use this method for all types of bell peppers including red peppers, green peppers, yellow peppers and more. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll never want to go back to your old ways.

Whether I’m mincing, chopping or slicing into strips, this is the way I start all my bell pepper cutting jobs. It breaks the bell pepper down so you can easily manage it and cut it any way you like.

Want to practice? Here are a few recipes with bell peppers to try: Asian Chicken Wings, Mediterranean Brunch Bake and Mustard Chicken Salad.

How do you normally cut your bell peppers?


Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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