What are Enjoya Peppers? Fairly new to the marketplace, Enjoya peppers are stunning and delicious, red and yellow streaked peppers from Holland. Shaped exactly like a bell pepper, they're a bit heavier and sweeter, and maintain both of their colors whether they're raw or cooked.
I could not be more excited to share the incredibly stunning Enjoya Pepper with you today! They're also called Enjoya Striped Peppers and Striped Peppers.
My friend Nancy of Melissa's Produce posted a picture of these peppers on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. My jaw dropped when I saw it.
I'd never seen a pepper like this and at first glace it looked like someone had stroked them lightly with a paintbrush. I just had to get my hands on these.
Below are several recipes I wrote for ENJOYA.
What are Enjoya Peppers?
These beautiful peppers were discovered in 2013 by grower Wilfred van den Berg, in a greenhouse at his nursery in the Netherlands.
They were a gorgeous natural accident.
Just look at that! Are you kidding me?
Like little works of art -- I could decorate a shelf with them, display a bowl of them on the dining room table, or simply set them on the counter to look at. However, they are in fact perishable, so they should be eaten!
What do Enjoya Peppers taste like?
And yes, they are super delicious, though their flavor is not as unique as their appearance. They're sweet, but not super sweet, very crunchy and crisp and a bit juicy.
They are more dense than other peppers, each one weighing about ¾ pound!
And would you look at this cross section! The "stripes" run all the way through the flesh to the seeds.
Enjoya Peppers should be treated just like other bell peppers -- they can be chopped and added to salads, roasted, sautéed, puréed, and the list goes on.
Where to Buy Them
Keep an eye out for these beauties. Very soon Melisss's Produce will be distributing them to Bristol Farms and Gelson's Markets.
You should be able to find them in the west coast Trader Joe's markets. Just click on "stores" to find a Trader Joe's near you here.
Keep your eyes peeled for them -- they're packaged like this . . .
They are delicious in all sorts of recipes!
Striped Enjoya Pepper Recipes
Striped Enjoya Pepper Review
- Enjoya were discovered in a greenhouse by accident.
- They're from Holland and were discovered in 2013.
- A gorgeous pepper streaked with bright red and yellow.
- They are sweet, heavy, and bell pepper-shaped.
- Enjoyas are quite versatile and can be used raw or cooked, in all sorts of recipes.
I hope you'll check out these recipes, and remember, Enjoya peppers are also fabulous simply sliced and eaten raw!