How to Cut a Bell Pepper the Easy Way

I used to cut bell peppers in half lengthwise, rip out the seeds and the stem, rinse the loose seeds off in the sink, then cut it up… That’s simple enough, but honestly, this way is even nicer because you don’t have to deal with the seeds at all. I think after cutting 3 bell peppers up, only one little seed had made its way to my cutting board. Very nice!

How to cut a bell pepper

First, slice off the top… just a thin little sliver.

How to cut a bell pepper

Then slice off the bottom.. just a little.

How to cut a bell pepper

Now, stand it up on the end, and cut away the good parts. It’s super-easy because you can see exactly where the pith and seeds are! It kind of looks like a wheel with spokes… those spokes are a good place to start cutting.

How to cut a bell pepper

Cut of all the yummy bell pepper parts, and you’re left with nice clean veggies!

How to cut a bell pepper

Cut them up however you want to. I was prepping mine for snacking on raw, so I made them into little dippable sticks. (I’m going to make a low-fat ranch dressing by mixing fat free sour cream, some lite mayo, and ranch dressing mix.)

How to cut a bell pepper

Doesn’t that look delicious?! And it only took a couple minutes!

How to cut a bell pepper

Even the trashy parts are pretty. Look at all those seeds, contained as if they’re in cages! Oh, and I also cut up some broccoli and celery too, if you can’t tell.

How to cut a bell pepper

If I’m going to snack on raw veggies, it’s generally a good idea for me to prep everything AS SOON AS I GET HOME FROM¬† THE STORE. Otherwise the prep will seem daunting (well, too much work for just a little nibble) and I’m more likely to reach for pudding or crackers instead of yummy fresh veggies.

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  4. veda
    Nov 17, 2008 @ 21:59:12

    Hi Emily,

    I tried your method of cutting bell peppers….after reading it in ur blog….let me tell u….Its Superb!!!!!!!I am now religiously following the same method and the cutting is done in few seconds….which is what i like abt this idea…..

    Regards,

    Veda

    PS: CAN I SEND MY CREATIVE SPACE ANSWERING THE SAME QUESTIONS U HAVE ASKED OTHER PEOPLE?? MINE IS NOT A BIG SPACE…..BUT ITS NEAT AND ITS MY FIRST EVER CORNER FOR MY HOBIIES! :-)

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  6. Em
    Nov 12, 2008 @ 11:06:42

    Your pics are beautiful and fresh!

    A guy taught me to make a circular cut around the top and lower stems, then punch/push the middle stem section and the seeds out into the compost or trash instead of slicing off the top and bottom and then removing seeds.

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  7. Ashley
    Nov 11, 2008 @ 23:07:51

    Great tip! Thanks so much!

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