How to Cut and Slice PeppersBell peppers are members of the Capsicum family and are much milder than other members of the pepper family, such as jalapeños.
- Make circular cut with paring knife around top of pepper.
Cut around the stem of the pepper
with a paring knife.
- Pull stem from pepper; scoop out seeds and membrane with a spoon.
Remove the seeds from
the cavity of the pepper.
- Rinse pepper under running water to remove any excess seeds; drain well.
- For rings, thinly slice pepper crosswise; remove any excess.
For rings, thinly slice down
the length of the pepper.
- For strips, cut pepper into halves. Slice halves lengthwise into strips.
For strips, cut the pepper in
half and then cut thin strips.
- To chop or dice, gather strips together and slice crosswise into desired size pieces.
To dice, gather the strips
and cut them crosswise.
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