Jack o’ Lantern Peppers

that’s the grimace of a very unhappy pepper

The scare factor of your jack o’ lantern really depends on your artistic skills.


As you can see, mine looks like it’s had a stroke.

But don’t let that put you off as this is a great option for grown-up Halloween parties.

filling the empty head

The filling is cauliflower ‘rice’, given a Italian-type makeover with fresh herbs.

It’s yummy, it’s healthy and, if you do it right, it’s creepy too.

Jack o’ Lantern Peppers (makes one)

  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 2-3 florets cauliflower
  • 2 green/spring onions
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • handful fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp chives, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsps tomato paste
  1. Slice the top off your pepper and de-seed the insides. Carefully cut out two eyeholes and a mouth. Set aside.
  2. Grind the cauliflower in a food processor until it’s a rice-like consistency. It should make 1 1/2 cups of cauliflower ‘rice’.

    it should look like this

  3. Heat the butter in a saucepan over a low heat. Stir in the herbs, garlic and onion.
  4. Add the cauliflower, stir then add the tomato paste. Saute for 3 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  5. Use the cauliflower mix to stuff the pepper. Then bake at 375 for 20mins.

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