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Spicy Sautéed Peppers & Onions

Ah, peppers and onions... I seriously can’t think of a more perfect veggie duo. (Seriously - if you can think of one, let me know!!)

This is one of my favourite veggie recipes to whip together whenever I want to add a spicy, Mexican-inspired kick to my meals. It’s perfect in fajitas, tacos (or taco bowls!) or even in a flavourful breakfast skillet, and makes the perfect addition to any meal prep. (Like my Fiesta Chicken Summer Meal Prep!)

Recipe & details available below!


  • 3 bell peppers, thinly sliced

  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 clove fresh garlic, minced

  • 1 tbsp chili powder

  • 1 tbsp paprika

  • ½ tbsp cumin

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Water, as needed


  1. Pour olive oil and minced garlic into a nonstick skillet set to about Medium/Medium-High heat and sauté until garlic is golden brown

  2. Next, toss in onions and allow them to soften and caramelize (about 2-3 mins)

  3. Once onions are slightly softened, add in peppers and sauté, stirring occasionally. Cover with a lid and allow peppers to soften, as well.

  4. Once veggies are soft, add in chili powder, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly until everything is coated. Note: If the addition of the spices are making the veggies start to stick to the pan, add a bit of water to the pan, keeping the heat relatively high. This will create a “saucy” juice that will help to further caramelize the peppers and onions.

  5. Remove from pan and serve immediately or place in storage containers for a week’s worth of delicious meal preps, once completely cooled.


Servings, 5

Calories per serving, 85

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