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This 5 ingredient pepper and caper salad is delicious, easy to make and adaptable.
4.75 from 4 votes

Pepper and Caper Salad

Servings: 2
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins


  • 3 peppers - cut into narrow strips
  • 1 tsp light olive oil – for frying
  • 1 tbs capers
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbs balsamic vinegar


  • Fry the pepper strips in the olive oil over a low heat until soft and tender and starting to brown (season with salt whilst cooking as this will draw liquid out and help to concentrate the flavours). Once cooked place in a bowl.
  • Add the capers to the frying pan cook on a high heat until charred, add to the serving bowl.
  • Add the vinegar to the pan to deglaze, boil to reduce by half until syrupy. Pour over the capers and peppers.
  • Add a good glug of extra virgin olive oil and season with pepper and salt to taste. Cover and chill overnight to allow the flavours to infuse.
  • Remove from the fridge an hour before serving to allow the salad to return to room temperature.
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
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