Slice Bell Pepper and Avoid Seeds

Thought of the Day…Parrots make great pets. They have more personality than goldfish. ~Chevy Chase

Do you ever get frustrated with bell pepper seeds when you’re slicing and/or dicing a bell pepper? Do you start by cutting in and around the stem and then dealing with the leftover seeds? I used, too. But never fear… there’s an easier way!

Just like yesterday’s Cut onion without tears post, this is post is “prep” for a recipe I will be sharing in a few days. 😉

Before we begin, sharpen your knife. It is very important to always start with a sharp knife.

First cut off the stem

Next stand the pepper on it’s top

Now take your knife and slice inside each lobe, around the seeds in the center

Rotate pepper and continue slicing inside each lobe

When you are finished, the center will remain with the seeds “contained”. (sometimes I carefully cut the little bit of flesh remaining around the stem area)

Toss the center into your compost pail and proceed with slicing and/or dicing. Be sure to slice and dice from the inside of the pepper and not from the outside.

Have you seen this method before? If not, give it a try and come back and let me know how it goes.

Do you have a different method?

P.S. I realize that today’s quote has nothing to do with today’s quote… I just thought it was funny. 😉