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Cold Pepper Salad

The following recipe and photography was provided courtesy of Heinen’s Club Fx Recipe Developer and Food Photographer, Allianna Moximchalk from Allianna’s Kitchen.

This Cold Pepper Salad is delicious and so easy to make! I don’t know about you, but I love not having to use my oven in the summer, which makes this light, colorful and flavorful dish the answer to my warm weather mealtime prayers!

Cold Pepper Salad

A honey-infused dressing is what makes this salad so special! I love adding it to the salad a few hours before serving so that it has time to sit and marinate the veggies! While any oil will work in this recipe, olive oil is my favorite. Olive oil has a low smoke point, which means it is best used in dressings and marinades where no cooking is required. The olive flavor pairs so well with this recipe, but avocado oil would work too.

Cold Pepper Salad
Cold Pepper Salad
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For the Salad

  • 3 large bell peppers of varying colors, washed and sliced
  • ½ cucumber, washed and sliced
  • ½ red onion, sliced
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • Red pepper flakes, for serving

For the Dressing

  • 2 lemons, juiced or 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Black pepper, to taste


  1. Add all of the dressing ingredients to a bowl. Whisk until combined.
  2. Add all of the salad ingredients to a separate serving bowl. Drizzle the dressing overtop and mix well.
  3. Set the dressed salad in the fridge for 2-3 hours to allow it to marinate prior to serving. Serve cold with red pepper flakes, if desired.

Cold Pepper Salad

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By Heinen's Grocery Store
In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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