10 Fun and Healthy Ways to Enjoy Capsicum (That Kids Will Love Too!)

10 Fun and Healthy Ways to Enjoy Capsicum (That Kids Will Love Too!)

Capsicum, also known as bell pepper, is a versatile and healthy vegetable that can be used in a variety of dishes.

Not only do they add a pop of color to your plate, but they are also low in calories and high in vitamins and antioxidants.

In this blog, we've gathered ten fun and effortless ways to incorporate capsicums into your cooking and get your kids excited about eating healthy! 


  1. Rainbow Skewers: Cut capsicum into chunks and alternate with cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and onions on a skewer. Brush with olive oil and grill until tender. A colorful and tasty side dish or appetizer!

  2. Capsicum and Tomato Bruschetta: Toast slices of crusty bread and top with a mixture of diced capsicum, cherry tomatoes, basil, and balsamic vinegar. A simple and flavorful appetizer or side dish.

  3. Capsicum Salsa: Blend diced capsicum, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and jalapeño until chunky. Serve with chips or as a topping for tacos or burritos. A flavorful and versatile salsa. 

  4. Pizza Topping: Dice capsicums and use as a topping for homemade pizza, for added crunch and flavor.

  5. Stir fry: Sauté your preferred choice of protein, diced capsicum, and any other veggies you like in a hot wok with ginger and soy sauce. Serve over rice for a quick and healthy meal. 

  6. Grilled Veggies Salad: Grill sliced capsicum and any of your other favourite veggies until charred and tender. Toss with diced red onion, cherry tomatoes, and a balsamic vinaigrette. A flavorful and easy summer salad!

  7. Roasted Capsicum: Simply place whole capsicums on a baking sheet and bake at 200C for 25-30 minutes, until charred and tender, then peel off the skin, and use as a side dish, in sandwiches and wraps or blended into sauces or dips.

  8. Stuffed capsicums with rice: Cut the tops off of capsicums, remove the seeds, and fill with a mixture of rice, herbs, and spices. Bake until tender and hot. 

  9. Veggie Quesadillas: Spread a tortilla with vegan cream cheese and sprinkle with diced capsicum, onion, and corn. Fold in half and cook until crispy. Serve with salsa and guacamole. An easy and fun lunch or dinner!
  10. As a snack: To get the most out of the nutrition that capsicum offers, you can enjoy it as a snack with hommus dip, just as you would for carrots and celery. Something to consider for the childrens' lunchbox too! 


We hope these recipes inspire you to get creative with capsicum and make healthy eating fun for the whole family! 

You can find fresh capsicums in all of our veggie boxes this week. If you haven't ordered your FarmBOX yet make sure to place your order via our Shop. before 8PM Tuesday for a super fresh Thursday delivery. 

And as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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