Pepperoncini not only adds spicy flavor to your meal, but is fantastic when used as unique decoration! These cute little peppers add color and variety, not extra pounds! At zero fat and only 10 calories for one pepper, you can enjoy eating this exciting power food as often as you like.
Pepperoncini peppers are not just for pizza anymore! These peppers are the perfect choice for adding some heat to your salads, sandwiches, and snack trays!
These tasty little peppers are sometimes referred to as Tuscan peppers, sweet italian peppers and golden greek peppers. The greek variety tends to be less bitter than the italian variety. You can enjoy eating pepperoncini peppers without setting your tongue on fire! They are slightly mild, but do add a little heat.
You can purchase pepperoncini in grocery stores year round. They are most commonly pickled and sold in jars. If your grocery store has a salad bar, most likely they will have pepperoncini to add to your salad.
So, theres one way to enjoy pepperoncini peppers! Although normally found in a greek salad, you can toss chunks of pepperoncini peppers into your garden salad or even a vegetable salad for some extra zest!
For a snack, try adding a few slices of pepperoncini with some carrot sticks, cucumber, and celery. For a great lunch, try adding pepperoncini slices to a half of a sandwich. Use low carb, low calorie whole grain bread with lean ham or turkey, some low fat mozzarella cheese and tomato! Wow – that is so good!
For a spicy dip, add a few small pieces of pepperoncini peppers to low fat plain yogurt. This will give everyone something to talk about!
Lets make a nutritious vegetable drink and add some pepperoncini peppers. Simply pick out some of your favorite veggies, put in the blender along with some pepperoncini and be ready for a burst of nutrition, and flavor.
And yes, for my favorite! A diet pizza with pepperoncini on top. I use a low calorie tortilla shell, some crushed tomato, low fat mozzarella cheese, and onion, and there you have it!
I’m sure you will have fun coming up with your own ideas of how to add these peppers for variety. Get creative and enjoy!
The Power Blast!
Calories: 10 calories one pepper
Protein: < 1 g
Vitamin C: 0
Sodium: 330 mg
Saturated fat: 0