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Marinated Roasted Pepper Salad

  • servings: 6
Photography: Rob Tannenbaum

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Ingredients

  • 6 red, orange, and yellow bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 or 5 fresh basil leaves, very thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Place bell peppers directly over a gas flame and cook, turning with tongs, until charred all over.

  2. Step 2

    Wrap each pepper in a paper towel, transfer to a bowl, and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Let stand until cool enough to handle, about 10 minutes, then rub off skins with a paper towel. Do not run peppers under water or you will wash away the flavor. Cut peppers into quarters and remove seeds and veins and discard.

  3. Step 3

    Transfer to a bowl and toss with oil and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Add basil and toss gently to combine. Serve immediately or refrigerate, covered, up to 3 days. If refrigerating, bring to room temperature and wait until just before serving to add basil.

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