Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to cut a bell pepper in the kitchen, including a video demonstration. When we make veggie teriyaki stir fry or grilled veggie fajitas, we always use this method. It’s genius because it ensures that we don’t end up with any seeds all over the counter! Does anyone have an issue with Alex and me using this brilliant method for cutting bell peppers?
Best chef knife & cutting boards
Alex and I are often asked about the best kitchen tools, and a good knife can drastically improve your time in the kitchen. We have had our chef knives for over 10 years, so we recommend the best knife sharpener and cutting boards. These are perfect recommendations for someone who loves to cook or is registering for a wedding for great gifts or to outfit their own kitchen.
Video: Knife Techniques, Equipment, & Proper Knife Grip!
How to cut a bell pepper step by step
To maintain the seeds and ribs in the middle, simply slice straight down on both sides with a large chef’s knife to create four straight pepper pieces, while keeping them intact.
Cut off the bottom and top of the pepper, and remove the stem.
If you intend to cut the pepper into small cubes, it is advisable to cut larger slices. Additionally, ensure that the skin side of the pepper is facing downwards and proceed to slice it into thin pieces.
If you’re chopping the pepper, flip the slices and cut them horizontally to create squares.
And there you have it: how to cut a bell pepper in 4 easy steps!
If you know how to cut a bell pepper, let us try our method and tell us how it goes in the comments.