The Bell Pepper Sandwich will be your best friend when doing a Whole30 challenge or trying to eat Keto or Paleo or really…. just trying to clean up your diet and eat more real foods! I stumbled upon the Bell Pepper Sandwich on the vintage version of Instagram some time around 2013, before the Algorithm. Kind of like Sweet Potato Toast, before it’s time in the lime light.
This was shortly after completing my very first Whole30 and by golly it saved my life! Well, it’s actually still saving my life lol! Here it is 2019 and I’m not sure the Breadless Bell Pepper Sammy will ever go out of style, kind of like a good pair of Bell bottoms ;) If you haven’t made one before, let me introduce you to how simple it really is!
All you have to do is wash and dry a Bell Pepper, any color will do. We seem to really like the red and orange ones over at our place. Chop off the top, removing the stem. Next, slice it in half and remove all the seeds and that pithy white membrane. You can save the seeds, if you have a green thumb, and plant them so you don’t have to buy any more Bell Peps at the store!
Once you have that pepper cut in half and all cleaned out, you can stuff it with whatever floats your boat! It’s kind of like a little vessel to hold in all of your favorite things, maybe even better than bread! You can then place one half on top of the other like a sandwich, or just eat each half stuffed with some goodies, I’ll leave that up to you! My recipe for one of my all time favorite combos is below. Feel free to sub out the mayo for maybe a cream cheese, dairy free is pretty yummy. Make it vegetarian and leave off the meat adding more avocado and veggies, or pile on the bacon if that’s your thing! Whatever you stuff it with, I know you’ll want to continue making them on the regular ;)
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Breadless Bell Pepper Sandwich (Whole30-Keto-Paleo)
1 large bell pepper
1-2 Tbsp. Primal Kitchen Mayo
2-3 slices lunch meat
1/2 Persian cucumber, sliced into rounds
1 small avocado, peeled & sliced
4 Pitted Black Olives , sliced
Salt & pepper, to taste
Cut stem off bell pepper and discard. Slice bell pepper down the center; making two halves. Using paring knife, remove and discard pith and seeds.
Layer one bell pepper half with all ingredients and top with the remaining half to make a sandwich.
If you make a Bell Pepper Sandwich, take a picture of it and tag #paleopaparazzi on IG so I can come and drool over your creation! I’d love to re-share your Bell Pepper sammies on my feed! Now chop, chop and get to creating :)
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