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Feta-stuffed Peppadews

If a few bites of these fiery peppers get your palms sweaty and your heart pumping, chalk it up to capsaicin—the ingredient that gives chiles their heat. “Hot peppers are a significant vasodilator, enhancing circulation to the small and large blood vessels,” says Chris Kilham, author of Hot…

If a few bites of these fiery peppers get your palms sweaty and your heart pumping, chalk it up to capsaicin—the ingredient that gives chiles their heat. “Hot peppers are a significant vasodilator, enhancing circulation to the small and large blood vessels,” says Chris Kilham, author of

Hot Plants: Nature’s Proven Sex Boosters for Men and Women. Result: a circulation surge that primes organs for romance. Find Peppadews in jars in the pickle section of the canned food aisle or at supermarket olive bars.

Servings
24

Ingredients

  • 24 fresh mint leaves
  • 24 Peppadews, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 small cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 4 Tbs. crumbled feta cheese, divided

Preparation

Slide 1 mint leaf into cavity of 1 Peppadew. Fill with 1 or 2 cucumber cubes, then stuff with 1/2 tsp. crumbled feta. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Chill until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 14
  • Carbohydrate Content 2 g
  • Cholesterol Content 1 mg
  • Fat Content 1 g
  • Fiber Content 1 g
  • Protein Content 1 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1 g
  • Sodium Content 38 mg
  • Sugar Content 2 g