How to Cut a Bell Pepper

Wondering how to cut a bell pepper? Here’s a step by step guide and video that shows you how to cut a bell pepper without getting seeds everywhere.

Video: How to cut a bell pepper

Are you wondering how to cut a bell pepper but not sure the best way? Alex and I use a genius method for cutting bell peppers that doesn’t end up with seeds all over the counter! (Anyone have that issue?) We use this method all the time, like when we make our grilled veggie fajitas or best teriyaki veggie stir fry. Here’s our step by step guide for how to cut a bell pepper, including a video of me cutting bell peppers in our kitchen.

Related: 20 Knife Skills Videos: How to Cut Everything!

How to cut a bell pepper step by step

Step 1

How to Cut a Bell Pepper | Slice straight down each side
How to Cut a Bell Pepper | Leaving the seeds intact

Using a large chef’s knife, slice straight down on each side to form 4 straight pieces of the pepper. This keeps the seeds and ribs intact in the center.

Step 2

How to Cut a Bell Pepper | Slice off the bottom and the top

Slice off the bottom and top of the pepper, and pull out the stem.

Step 3

How to Cut a Bell Pepper | Slice with the skin side down

Place the skin side of the pepper down, and cut it into thin slices. (If you’re planning to dice the pepper, make larger slices.)

Step 4

How to Cut a Bell Pepper | Dice if desired

If you’re dicing the pepper, turn the slices and cut them crosswise to make squares.

And there you have it: how to cut a bell pepper in 4 easy steps!

Let us know if you try our method for how to cut a bell pepper and tell us how it goes in the comments below.

Best chef knife & cutting boards

Alex and I are often asked about the best kitchen tools. And every time we answer, “A good sharp chef’s knife!” A good knife can drastically improve your time in the kitchen, and lasts for years (we’ve had our chef knives for 10 plus years). Here are some of the knives we recommend, as well as cutting boards and the best knife sharpener. These recommendations are perfect for outfitting your own kitchen, or great gifts for a wedding registry or someone who loves to cook!

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Looking for bell pepper recipes?

Now that you know how to cut a bell pepper, here are some of our favorite bell pepper recipes for you to try:

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How to Cut a Bell Pepper

How to Cut a Bell Pepper


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  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: About 1 cup chopped 1x

Description

Wondering how to cut a bell pepper? Here’s a step by step guide and video that shows you how to cut a bell pepper without getting seeds everywhere.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 bell pepper

Instructions

  1. Using a large chef’s knife, slice straight down on each side to form 4 straight pieces of the pepper. This keeps the seeds and ribs intact in the center.
  2. Slice off the bottom and top of the pepper, and pull out the stem.
  3. Place the skin side of the pepper down, and cut it into thin slices. (If you’re planning to dice the pepper, make larger slices.)
  4. If you’re dicing the pepper, turn the slices and cut them crosswise to make square pieces.
  • Category: Knife Skills
  • Method: Cutting
  • Cuisine: N/A

Keywords: How to cut a bell pepper, Cutting bell peppers, How to cut a pepper

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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