Marinated Peppers with Garlic and Basil

// Marinated Peppers with Garlic and Basil

Prep Time

1 min

Cook Time

6 mins

Free Time

to toast up some crostini

Traditionally, roasted peppers are cooked over an open flame. With Anyday, save time and effort by using the microwave, which gently steams the bell peppers and helps make the peeling process a breeze. Drizzle with good olive oil, and toss with sliced garlic and fresh herbs for the quickest and juiciest “roasted” marinated peppers.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Deep Dish

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The Medium Deep Dish


  • 1 bell pepper, whole
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced or finely chopped


  1. Place the whole peppers in the Anyday. Cover with the lid (knob lifted). Cook in the microwave for 6 minutes, or until the peppers look slightly wilted.
  2. Allow the peppers to cool covered for 5 minutes. Then, carefully remove the stem, seeds, and skin.
  3. Cut the pepper flesh into thick slices and toss with olive oil, garlic, and basil. Enjoy warm or cold.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Add black olives, diced feta cheese, and cherry tomatoes for a delicious bruschetta-like topping.
  • Use these peppers to top pizzas and flatbreads.
  • Chop the marinated peppers into salads, pasta, rice, or meat dishes.

Recipe notes

  • Use a mixture of colors for an eye-catching result.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.