This makes a healthy, beautiful Halloween decoration that you can eat!
- Orange bell peppers
- Harmons Corn and Black Bean Salad (from the Delicatessen)
- Small paring knife
This is fairly straightforward–You just carve the pepper like you would a jack-o-lantern. Using a knife or toothpick, you can draw a light impression into the pepper before cutting, or you can just start carving. Don’t make the openings too gigantic or all the salad will fall out. We like to carve the face first because its keeps the pepper more solid when making the small, precise cuts. Because the openings are so small, use a small paring knife and carve SLOWLY and carefully. The pepper is thinner than a pumpkin, so it cuts much faster. Be careful! You may accidentally cut beyond the edge where you wanted to stop, but if you keep cutting to the desired edges, a small extra cut usually isn’t noticeable. Once the face is carved, cut off the top of the pepper for a lid and clean out the inside of the pepper. Fill with Harmons Corn and Black Bean Salad. Use some of the black beans to fill the space behind the face, so that it really pops and is visible.