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12 Ways to Enjoy Jeff’s Naturals Roasted Bell Peppers & Caramelized Onions

Roasted Bell Peppers & Caramelized Onions

When it comes to gourmet toppings, warm Roasted Bell Peppers & Caramelized Onions are one of our all time favorites! Nothing perks up a dish quite like the sweet smokey flavor of this dynamic duo, and now you don’t have to roast, slice and caramelize because it’s already done for you!

Jeff  (of Jeff’s Naturals) says he enjoys cooking with Roasted Bell Peppers & Caramelized Onions and recommends rinsing the peppers and onions in cool water, then lightly sautéing them and enjoying them on top of sandwiches, burgers, steak, etc.

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We recently asked our Facebook fans for their suggestions, and here is what a couple of them had to say:

I have always been an onion lover!!! For me, I would butter and lightly brown a Ciabatta roll on the grill, then add lettuce, a grilled hamburger patty, a slice of cheese, some Jeff’s Naturals Roasted Bell Peppers & Caramelized Onions, and top it off with a dollop of barbecue sauce!!! Now that’s the good life!! –Sue Harp

I would warm them in a saucepan, make some veggie meatballs and brown them in a fry pan. Use a slotted spoon & add the peppers and onions to the meatballs. Take a grinder or a Kaiser roll, fill the roll with the mixture. Top with a bit of provolone cheese, and pop in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes (or until cheese melts. For non-vegetarians, you can use ‘real’ meatballs). -Karen Goodwin Delaney

These are some great suggestions!  Here are 9 more delicious ways to enjoy Jeff’s Naturals Roasted Bell Peppers & Caramelized Onions:

  1. Serve warm Roasted Bell Peppers & Caramelized Onions on top of a heaping bowl of hot and creamy polenta.
  2. Top a plain cheese pizza with Roasted Bell Peppers & Caramelized Onions, goat cheese and julienned fresh basil and bake at 400° for 10 minutes (or until cheese is nice and bubbly).
  3. Toss warm Roasted Bell Peppers & Caramelized Onions with cooked pasta, marinated Artichoke Hearts, sliced Kalamata Olives and red wine vinaigrette for a colorful and satisfying pasta salad.
  4. Add a drained jar of Roasted Bell Peppers & Caramelized Onions to fajita-style beef or chicken and serve with flour tortillas, spicy salsa and fresh guacamole.
  5. Make a delicious Greek omelet with diced Roasted Bell Peppers & Caramelized Onions, sliced Kalamata Olives and feta cheese.
  6. For a special soup, add a drained jar of Roasted Bell Peppers & Caramelized Onions and garlic along with broth and a diced potato. Simmer until potato is soft, puree until smooth, add heavy cream and season to taste.
  7. Use Roasted Bell Peppers & Caramelized Onions as a gourmet topping for hot dogs.
  8. Combine Roasted Bell Peppers & Caramelized Onions with farro, kale & cannellini beans make for a rustic minestrone to warm your soul. Click here for our recipe.
  9. Turn spicy Italian Sausage into a meal by topping it with Roasted Bell Peppers & Caramelized Onions. Click here for our recipe.

Our peppers and onions are locally grown in California, roasted, sautéed and packed within 24-hours of harvest.  Jeff’s Naturals Roasted Bell Peppers & Caramelized Onions can be found in natural food stores across the country and are Certified Kosher, Gluten Free, Non-GMO Project Verified, and Certified Vegan. You can also find them online at VitaCost.com.  Enjoy!

Fajita photo credit: jeffreyw via photopin cc

Announcing the “Bring Jeff’s Naturals to Your Favorite Natural Foods Store Challenge”

Photo Source: Vegetarian Mama
Photo Source: Vegetarian Mama

Ask anyone who has ever tried Jeff’s Naturals and they will probably tell you there is something remarkably different about our olives, peppers, and other specialty items.

What is it that sets us apart?

Maybe it’s because we have close ties to our local growers in California and abroad in the Mediterranean which enables us to offer fresh ingredients reminiscent of what you would find in your own backyard garden.

Perhaps it is our commitment to only using ingredients that are certified non-GMO, gluten free and vegan. Unlike many other companies, we do not add preservatives, additives, sulfites, artificial colors or flavors…..and you can taste the difference.

Jeff's NaturalsWould you like to see more of our products in your local natural foods store? Here is how you can help:

  • Ask your store manager for a specific Jeff’s Naturals product you’ve been wanting to try- click here to see all of our products.
  • Once the product appears on the shelf, take a photo and post it on our Facebook page before July 1, 2014.  If you don’t use Facebook you can always send it to consumerinfo@jeffsnaturals.com . Please include the name of the store.
  • In return, we will send you a special thank you gift….Everyone wins!

There is something about our brand that makes it worthwhile to find us in your favorite natural foods store. Here are just a few examples of some people who have tried us and agree!

The Double Chin Diary ExpoWest Recap
“….Castlevetrano olives from Jeff’s Naturals….These things are buttery, nutty, rich and delicious! ”

Jeff’s Naturals Review – #glutenfree @jeffsnaturals
“I was amazed at the taste of the bell pepper strips!…. Our local Whole Foods has recently started to carry many of the products so we’ve also bought several more products on our own! They are our product of choice when it comes to olives and pepper varieties and more!…As you can imagine, we’ve made countless recipes from these products! We have also eaten many of them right from the jar!”

Jeff’s Naturals Greek Peperoncini, who knew the greeks were so peppery
“Jeff’s Naturals are not only crisp and sweet, but literally bursting with flavor. Keeping in line with the greek theme, these would be fantastic in a greek salad with cucumber, tomatoes, kalamata olives and feta. Whisk together a simple vinaigrette of evoo, red wine vinegar, dried oregano, s&p, and a little honey. The sweet and savory dressing will perfectly compliment the tangy zest of the peppers.”

The Joy of Jeff’s Peppers
“The 12-ounce jars of Roasted Red Bell Pepper Strips are ideal in any dish (i.e. pasta, pizza, hummus, sauces) that calls for roasted red peppers, and on sandwiches or a panini. With only 1 gram of sugar, 5 grams of sodium, and no fat, the red pepper slices add flavor to dishes without sugar, sodium, or fat….Jeff’s Naturals Whole Golden Greek Peperoncini and Sliced Golden Greek Peperoncini are delicious in salads and antipasto dishes….Tamed Jalapeno Peppers have the flavor of a pepper without the overabundance of heat that comes with eating a traditional jalapeno pepper. Delicious in Tex-Mex dishes, on pizza, and in salads, Tamed Jalapeno Peppers will make those who shy away from the jalapeno reconsider their decision…..Sliced Hot Cherry Peppers are colorful (red and green) and slightly spicy with a hint of sweetness making them a favorite in relishes, sandwich toppers, pizza, and more.”

Olive YOU – Product Review
“I discovered my now beloved castelvetrano olives. They are amazing. Buttery bliss, encapsulating the perfectly salted brine of a juicy bite size orb, they are now a daily delight and a must in my dinner routine….Jeff’s Naturals has been discovered and has fulfilled my OLIVE needs.”

We are asking for your help!  Please spread the word about the  “Bring Jeff’s Naturals to Your Favorite Natural Foods Store Challenge”!