Marinated Peppers with Garlic and Basil

Marinated Peppers with Garlic and Basil

Traditionally, roasted peppers are cooked over an open flame. With Anyday, save time and effort by using the microwave, which gently steams the bell peppers and helps make the peeling process a breeze. Drizzle with good olive oil, and toss with sliced garlic and fresh herbs for the quickest and juiciest “roasted” marinated peppers.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.


Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.

To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time.

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.


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Product Size

  • Small Dish
  • Medium Shallow
  • Large Shallow
  • Medium Deep
  • Large Deep

Prep Time

1 min

Cook Time

6 minutes

Free Time

to toast up some crostini


  • 1 bell pepper, whole
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced or finely chopped


  1. Place the whole peppers in the Anyday dish. Cover with the lid (knob lifted). Cook in the microwave for 6 minutes.
  2. Allow the peppers to cool covered for 5 minutes. Then, carefully remove the stem, seeds and skin. 
  3. Cut the pepper flesh into thick slices and toss with olive oil, garlic and basil. Enjoy warm or cold.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Add some black olives, diced feta cheese, and cherry tomatoes for a delicious bruschetta-like topping.
  • Use these peppers to top pizzas and flatbreads.
  • Chop the marinated peppers and toss them into salads, pasta, rice, or meat dishes.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.