Recipe: Pan Roasted Peppers & Zucchini (Courgettes)

Generally speaking  – and desserts aside, I prefer to follow a Mediterranean-type diet which is proven to enhance your health and promote longevity. I steer clear of processed convenience foods that contain ingredients reminiscent of a school science project; if I don’t know what an ingredient is, I’ll assume that my body doesn’t know what to do with it either.

Fresh vegetables, fruit, fish, extra-virgin olive oil and nuts play a large role in my day-to-day eating and this simple way of preparing peppers and zucchini (courgettes) is both colorful and nutritious and makes a perfect accompaniment to any grilled fish, chicken or meat dish; a delicious alternative to that ubiquitous bag of frozen peas.

I avoid using green bell peppers as they’re the unripe red or yellow variety and I find them rather indigestible.

The trick is to de-seed the zucchini (courgette) – this removes a lot of the water content and allows them to brown rather than become mushy.

Pan-Roasted Peppers & Zucchini

Pan-Roasted Peppers & Zucchini


(Serves 4 as a side dish)


3 smallish bell peppers – red, yellow and orange (or any combination thereof)

2 medium-sized firm zucchini (courgettes)

¾ tablespoon of extra-v olive oil

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


Remove the stalks, seeds and white membranes from the peppers and cut them into approx ½ inch (12mm) dice.

Trim and quarter the zucchini lengthways then slice out and discard the seeds. Dice them in the same way as the peppers.

Heat the olive oil over a moderately high heat in a heavy skillet/sauté pan, and once it starts to shimmer, add the diced vegetables. Stir well to coat with oil and season with salt and pepper.

Continue to cook over a moderately high heat, tossing frequently until the vegetables pick up nice little brown patches and the peppers are tender – this takes between 15-20 minutes.

Check the seasoning and serve immediately.

About edibletcetera

I'm passionate about food; I cook, photograph, eat...then writes about it in that order. I'm also an occasional restaurant critic and caterer; a former newspaper columnist; author; social media/marketing communications; world traveler; dog lover; skier...and wit, (according to those who know me).
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4 Responses to Recipe: Pan Roasted Peppers & Zucchini (Courgettes)

  1. Sue Ellen says:

    Nice and easy…. my kind of dish!

  2. Angela Proud says:

    Yet another lovely recipe this is really simple to make and delicious

    Sent from my iPad

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