Raw Bell Pepper Cups (faux corn chips) can easily be sliced into wedges and enjoyed in place of tortilla chips. A grain-free and healthy alternative to corn chips, bell peppers are a hearty vegetable that is easily prepared to create a scoop for your favorite dips.
Whether you're on the Kaufmann Diet, Paleo, or Keto Diet, corn is not allowed, and for good reason! Corn is a grain and the crops are usually tainted with mycotoxins (byproducts of mold), making the grain an unhealthy option.
What is a Good Corn Chip Alternative?
How about enjoying your guacamole and salsa with wedges of peppers? By slicing the peppers lengthwise and then crosswise, you make a little vehicle that transports the dip right into your mouth.
How to Select and Store Bell Peppers
Sweet Bell Peppers are available at all grocery stores and farmer's markets. Choose peppers that are smooth and firm. The stems should be green, not brown. Blemishes, bruises, and soft spots indicate decay and should be avoided. Organic bell peppers are a healthier option than their conventional counterparts.
Store bell peppers in crisper drawer of your fridge up to 5 days.
If the peppers have any blemishes, soft spots, or mold on them, they should go in the trash. Mold should never be cut away from any vegetable or fruit for the entire item is affected.
How to Make Bell Pepper Cups
1-Slice the peppers in half through the stem.
2-Scoop out the seeds and the white membranes with a teaspoon.
3-Next, slice each half into thirds and then each wedge in half.
How to Prep Ahead of Time
You can prepare the raw bell pepper cups up to one day in advance of serving them. Wrap the prepared peppers in a wet paper towel and place them in a plastic bag or glass storage container in the veggie drawer of your refrigerator.
How to Serve Faux Corn Chips
Raw Bell Pepper Cups (Faux Corn Chips)
- 4 Bell Peppers in assorted colors
- Slice the peppers in half through the stem.4 Bell Peppers
- Scoop out the seeds and the white membranes with a teaspoon.
- Slice each half into thirds and then each wedge in half.
- Seve with your favorite dip.
The nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and it comes from online calculators. Although we try to attempt to provide accurate information, these figures are estimates only.