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These Charred Baby Bell Peppers with Burrata are a great easy appetizer for outside summer entertaining. Cute little baby bell peppers thrown on the grill and cooked until charred, then tossed in an herby pistachio honey vinaigrette and served up alongside creamy burrata cheese with crusty grilled ciabatta. This delightful summery appetizer is exactly what your summer parties or dinners in the backyard need. Enjoy the peppers warm or cold, they’re delicious either way you serve them.

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It’s the 4th of July week! I feel like so many of us are slowly entering into vacation mode. I know the 4th isn’t until Sunday, but many of us are either traveling, taking time off to chill, or hosting a fun backyard party this week.

As you know, we’re heading to Mexico next week. We’re renting a really great house through VRBO with a nice kitchen. With so many people in our group, it’s essential to have a kitchen on these family trips. The theme for this trip is definitely easy summer entertaining recipes that are perfect for the 4th, but great for every other day this summer too.

Like these peppers! Oh, these peppers that I just love so much. They are so GOOD.

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So here’s the story

The classic summer appetizer is Caprese. Tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella. Yes, it’s simple and delicious, but it’s been done. And let’s be honest, unless you’re getting PERFECT summer tomatoes, the tomatoes themselves can fall a little flat.

I know, harsh, but come on, it’s true.

Peppers on the other hand? They’re always, always good. They’ve been one of my favorite vegetables since I was a kid when my dad would use them for his pasta dishes. Which was actually the inspiration for this quick recipe.

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Now the details – start with the vinaigrette

Hands down this is one of my favorite vinaigrettes. It’s sweet, tangy, and herby with pistachios, thyme, and lemon. It’s also got a slight kick from some chili flakes too. The pistachios add a salty crunch, while the honey keeps things sweet…a nice balance to the spicy.

You’ll want to make the vinaigrette first. That way it’s all ready to go, since the peppers and bread grill up pretty fast.

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Onto the peppers

You’ll want to use baby bell peppers for this recipe, they’re just perfect for grilling and enjoying as an appetizer or side dish. Toss them simply with olive oil, paprika, chili powder, salt, and pepper.

And for the bread, I love to use ciabatta.

Grill both the peppers and bread up at the same time.

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Here is how you serve this up

Once the peppers have been grilled and have a nice char, arrange them on a big serving plate. Then drizzle the vinaigrette over the peppers while they’re still warm. Adding the vinaigrette while the peppers are warm will help the peppers better soak up the deliciousness of the vinaigrette.

Then break the burrata cheese around the peppers, drizzle with some vinaigrette, and let everything sit ten or so minutes to really soak up the flavors from the vinaigrette.

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And finally, serve the peppers and burrata with that grilled bread. Enjoy every last bite of this delicious yet simple summery appetizer or side.

Already excited to remake these for the 4th. My family loves peppers…and I love how easy they are to put together.

Oh, and the added plus here? This is such a pretty appetizer too! The perfect centerpiece for any table.

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Looking for other summery appetizer recipes? Here are some favorites:

Whipped Ricotta Toast with Marinated Tomatoes and Lemon Thyme Honey

Antipasto Tortellini Skewers with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Marinated Goat Cheese Strawberry Crostini

Pastry Wrapped Baked Brie with Thyme Butter Roasted Plums

Peach Brie Pastry Tarts with Peppered Rosemary Honey

Lastly, if you make these Charred Baby Bell Peppers with Burrata, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Charred Baby Bell Peppers with Burrata

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories Per Serving: 338 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1. To make the vinaigrette. Combine 1/4 cup olive oil, the honey, pistachios, lemon juice, vinegar, basil, chives, thyme, garlic, and a pinch each of salt, pepper, and chili flakes in a glass jar and whisk until smooth. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper.
    2. Preheat the grill or grill pan to high. 
    3. In a large bowl, toss the peppers with 2 tablespoon olive oil, paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper. Place the bread on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil on both sides of each slice, season with salt.
    4. Place the bread on the grill and grill both for about 2-3 minutes per side or until lightly toasted. Remove from the grill. At the same time, grill the peppers until softened and charred, 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from the grill and arrange on a serving plate.
    5. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the peppers, then break the balls of burrata around the peppers. Let everything sit 5-10 minutes. Serve with vinaigrette and grilled bread.
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  1. 5 stars
    This looks amazing. Would it still taste as good if I were to grill the peppers ahead the day before?

    1. Thanks so much Lindsay!! I would say the peppers are best served fresh off the grill:) Let me know if you have any other questions! xT

  2. 5 stars
    Yum! Different from the usual tomato/basil burrata combo but equally as tasty…used fresh mint instead of basil but worked out great. Great thing about this recipe is it’s so easy to prepare yet looks so good.😍 thanks teighan!!

    1. Hey Brooke,
      Amazing!! So glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Have a great weekend:)

  3. 5 stars
    Made this for the first time yesterday. I roasted the peppers and made the crostini in the oven. The flavor combination of the sweet baby peppers, cheese and vinaigrette is absolutely delicious! Thank you Tieghan for such a perfect summertime appetizer.

    1. Hi Virginia,
      Happy Monday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe turned out well for you and I appreciate you making it! xT

    1. Hi Jennifer,
      So sorry, we don’t, just the estimated calorie count listed above the ingredient list:) Happy Easter! xx

  4. This looks incredible! Is there an alternative way to make these peppers without sacrificing the flavor if I don’t have a grill?

    1. Hi Tatyana,
      Sure, you can char them directly over a stove top gas flame or pop the, under your broiler in the oven. Let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope you love it! xT

    1. Hi Rebecca,
      Another nut if you are able to or even pumpkin seeds would be a great idea! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xx

  5. 5 stars
    This is HANDS DOWN my fav HBH recipe and my go-to app for parties and get togethers. It’s impressive looking and so delicious. Tiegan…hosting a dinner party with 4 couples and I want it to be special! Main course and side ideas for me to pair with this and maybe the Gouda artichoke tart? ?

    1. Hi Linda,
      Happy Sunday!! I appreciate you giving this recipe a try and sharing your review, so glad to hear it was enjoyed! There’s really so many options. What did you have in mind for a main dish? Chicken, beef, vegetarian? I need a little more info to go off of:) But here’s some ideas:
      I hope this helps!! xxTieghan

  6. 5 stars
    Holy Smokes- this was amazing! It was 105 here yesterday, so I needed something light and grilled for Sunday dinner. This was perfect! My whole family (including my three sons aged 14-22) LOVED it—as in, licked the platter clean! I did make one addition and used half of the dressing on a package of baby arugula to use as a “bed” for the peppers and burrata. I served it with grilled chicken and watermelon. Perfect summer supper!!

    1. Hey Emily,
      Wonderful! I am so excited to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks for trying it out! xx