Spring and summertime calls for vibrant, refreshing dishes that not only satisfy our taste buds but also keep us cool under the scorching sun. Enter the latest viral food trend—the sweet pepper salad! Packed with the crispiness of cucumbers, the sweetness of mini bell peppers and a burst of flavours from a homemade sesame ginger dressing, this salad is not just a side dish; it’s a sensation. Let’s see how to whip up this quick, easy and crunchy dish.
Inspired by Rachael Kirkconnell’s mouthwatering TikTok creation, this salad has taken the internet by storm. What sets this sweet pepper salad apart is not just the mini cucumbers or the sweet peppers; it’s the unique blend of ‘everything bagel’ seasoning and chilli crisp that elevates it to new heights. The fusion of sweet, savoury and spicy notes in this dish has the power to transform even the most picky eaters into fans of fresh veggies.
The secret weapon of this viral salad is the homemade sesame ginger dressing. A mixture of extra virgin olive oil, unseasoned rice vinegar, tamari or soy sauce, maple syrup, sesame oil, garlic, ginger and a pinch of black pepper, this dressing takes the salad from delightful to downright irresistible. Creamy, zesty and with a hint of heat, it’s the key to making this salad a showstopper.
Recipe: Sweet Pepper Salad With Sesame Ginger Dressing
- 4 Mini Cucumbers, sliced
- 10 Mini Sweet Peppers, sliced
- ½ tbsp Everything Bagel Seasoning
- 1 tsp Chili Crisp
For the Sesame Ginger Dressing
- ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- ¼ cup Unseasoned Rice Vinegar
- 1 ½ tbsp Tamari or Soy Sauce
- 1 ½ tbsp Maple Syrup
- 2 tsp Sesame Oil
- 1 large Clove of Garlic
- 1” knob Fresh Ginger
- Pinch of Black Pepper
- Blend all dressing ingredients until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
- In a bowl, combine sliced cucumbers and sweet peppers.
- Add ¼ cup of the prepared dressing, everything bagel seasoning and chili crisp. Toss to combine.
- Taste and adjust seasoning, chilli crisp or dressing according to your preference.
- Serve immediately and revel in the deliciousness!