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Savory Herb and Bell Pepper Hot Cereal

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Apr 9, 2020

Savory Herb and Bell Pepper Hot Cereal
Photo Credit: Jackie Newgent, RDN.
  1. PREP
  2. 10 m
  • COOK
  • 10 m
  • 20 m

Rather than fruit and sugar, vegetables and sea salt are keys to this trendier take on hot cereal.



  • 5 cups cold water
  • 2 large Green Bell Pepper
  • 2 red bell pepper
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups Oats, Old Fashioned
  • 3 stalk scallion(s)
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Dill
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 oz Soft Goat Cheese


1 Bring the water, bell peppers, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper to a boil in a large saucepan.
2 Stir in the oats and scallions and reduce heat to medium. Cook, while stirring, until the oats are fully cooked, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the dill and olive oil.
3 Transfer oatmeal to four (2-cup capacity) freezer- and microwave-safe bowls. To save for later, cover well and freeze.
4 To enjoy one bowl, uncover and top the bowl with unbleached parchment paper or paper towel.
5 Microwave on HI for 3 1/2 minutes and stir. Microwave until done, about 1 1/2 minutes more. Microwave times vary. Adjust seasoning. Sprinkle with goat cheese (or cashew cheese), if using. (Hint: If desired, garnish with additional fresh dill at the table.)