4 P.M. INTERVIEW: Harvest of the Month-Peppers

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BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WEAU)— Ruth Chipps, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist from Black River Memorial Hospital, features peppers in the Harvest of the Month, a Jackson County initiative that features a different produce item every month.

Bell peppers are available now at farmers markets and can be eaten cooked or raw or roasted as ingredient in soups/pasta dishes.
Rich in many nutrients – including anti-oxidants Vitamin C & beta carotene.

Gazpacho
½ c. chopped green or red bell pepper
2 c. canned tomatoes or stewed
1 c. bloody Mary Mix
1/2 cucumber, chopped
1/4 c. olive oil
1 ½ Tbsp. wine vinegar (or other variety)
1 1/2 cloves garlic (1 ½ t.)
1/2 tsp. salt (optional)
1 Tbsp. green olives (optional)
½ t. fresh or 1/8 t. dried oregano leaves
½ t. Worcestershire Sauce
2 Tbsp. Ground flaxseed
½ t. turmeric
Hot pepper sauce – as desired
Black ground pepper to taste

BLEND IT!!!
Pour into Pepper “BOWL” and garnish with sour cream, minced cilantro, cherry tomatoes, sliced yellow/green pepper slices.