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Gourmet Cherry Pepper Delights

  • Author: Gianna Nebbia
  • Yield: 12 peppers 1x
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: pickling
  • Cuisine: Italian


Cherry pepper delights are the most fun and impressive part of an antipasto plate.


  • 12 cherry peppers
  • 12 thin slices of Genoa salami
  • 12 "Ciliegine" Mozzarella balls
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar 
  • 1/2 tsp sugar or 1 tsp agave
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Olive oil for serving


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, use a knife to carefully cut in a circle around the top of each pepper, like you would when carving a pumpkin. Remove and discard the stems and seeds.
  3. Boil Peppers for 3 minutes, then drain, shaking off excess water, and transfer to a container just large enough to fit the peppers snugly.
  4. Pour both vinegars, salt, and sugar over the peppers. Close the lid, and shake to combine. Refrigerate for 4-12 hours. 
  5. To stuff, wrap one mozzarella ball in one slice of salami and stuff the salami/mozzarella ball into a pepper. Repeat for each pepper. 
  6. Arrange on a plate, drizzle generously with your favorite delicious olive oil, and serve.

Keywords: Cherry Pepper Delights

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