Find out how to cut a bell pepper, or capsicum, for you next meal. This is a quick video that will help beginner cooks learn simple techniques for bell pepper preparation.
To make nice neat slices use a sharp knife. Be careful to keep your fingers away from the blade to avoid a visit to the emergency room.
How to cut a bell pepper
It’s important to wash the pepper in cold water first to remove any dirt or spray. Then place on a chopping board and slice in half from top to bottom. You may also want to chop off the stalk at the top before cutting in half. Remove the unwanted white seeds and membrane which has a bitter taste.
You can then slice the bell pepper into long rectangular strips or slice extra thin into matchstick like pieces (julienne technique). Slices are good for pizza toppings, sandwiches, salads or added to a dehydrator to transform into healthy snacks for those on-the-go.
Another cutting technique is to dice the pepper. Take the rectangular strips and slice them horizontally to create even shaped cubes. Keep the sizes uniform for visual appearance and to ensure all the pieces cook evenly.
Check out the video to learn more.