Florina Peppers

Florina peppers

You know they are in season first by the sweet aroma they exude piled in mounds at farmers’ markets all over the country. Florina peppers are long, fleshy and bright red and grow in Florina as well as other areas of Macedonia and Thrace. They are delicious roasted, which is usually how they are enjoyed, and are one of the most successful Greek exports, roasted and preserved in brine. They stand on their own as an excellent snack or “meze” but often are used in sauces and dips, especially combined with feta or other soft white cheeses, olive oil and herbs.