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Updated: Sep 9, 2022

Who hates green peppers?? Green peppers are listed as one of the most disliked vegetables by kids.

I know this green pepper salad doesn't look instagram-worthy at all!! Haha!

However, the taste is certainly guaranteed. I really want you to try this recipe, especially for those who don't like green peppers.

The green peppers soaked up all the good umami-dashi flavor which is essential for Japanese food. As a result, the distinct bitterness of the bell peppers become more mild.

My picky kids even approve of this recipe! I call them veggie detectors since they can easily find and take out as many veggies as I sneaked in. Haha.

I hope you and your kids will like it!



<Yield> 2 servings

<Prep time> 3 minutes

<Cook time> 7 minutes


5 green peppers (200g)


¼ cup dashi (dashi packet ) / ¼ cup water + ½ teaspoon dashi powder

1 tablespoon rice wine

1 tablespoon Mirin

1 tablespoon Soy sauce

2 tablespoons bonito flakes


1. Rinse the green peppers and cut in half. Remove the seeds. Cut them again in half. Mix all of the seasonings listed above in a bowl.

2. Coat the pan with 1 tsp of oil. Place the green peppers in a pan over high heat with the skin side down. Cook them until the skin become charred and blistered. Pour in the mixed seasonings. Lower the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes OR until the green peppers have become wilted.

3. Transfer to a plate and sprinkle on some bonito flakes. Refrigerate until it’s chilled. Now it's ready to be enjoyed!

<Miwa’s tips>

・This dish needs to be chilled before you serve it. It’ll be more refreshing and it also helps to reduce the bitterness of the bell peppers.

・This is also a great option for meal prep.

・It is also delicious to eat on top of cold noodles.

<Recommended side dishes>

<Storage time>

Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.


<Did you try this recipe??>

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I love to see your creations!

<MIWA’s recommendations♡>

- First E-cookbooks are now available! I hope this will be helpful and enjoyable in your kitchen^^

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-If you need very sharp quality knife, I highly recommend this handmade Japanese knife made by 80 years old Japanese maker!


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