This Low-Carb Turkey Bell Pepper Sandwich is the perfect low-carb lunch you can whip up in minutes! Crisp bell peppers are stuffed with greens, cucumber, hummus, and turkey. Sliced in half, they’re nutritious, savory, and satisfying. 

Overhead image of a sliced bell pepper sandwich with hummus, lettuce, cucumber, and turkey.

What Is a Bell Pepper Sandwich? 

A bell pepper sandwich is just what it sounds like! A light lunch or dinner, whole sweet bell peppers are used to replace the bread found in standard sandwich turkey sandwich recipes

Then, they’re stuffed with all your favorite sandwich fillings and sliced in half. The result is an easy-to-hold, low-carb sandwich full of flavor and nutrients. 

Why This Will Be a Go-To Recipe

If you haven’t jumped on the bell pepper sandwich train yet, you’ll understand the obsession after this version! This low-carb sandwich recipe is: 

  • Easy – With no cooking required, all you have to do is stuff your peppers and slice them in half! 
  • Nutritious – Every bite is bursting with vitamins, nutrients, fiber, protein, and healthy fats for a meal that will fill you up and leave you feeling great. 
  • Versatile – Anything goes! Mix and match all your favorite sandwich ingredients to satisfy every craving. 
Close up image of a turkey bell pepper sandwich half topped with everything but the bagel seasoning.

What Goes Well on a Raw Bell Pepper? 

The better question is what doesn’t go well with a bell pepper? Seriously, these “sandwiches” are one of the most versatile recipes we’ve ever made. 

That said, we kept the ingredient list simple with just a touch of Mediterranean-inspired flavor. Here’s what you need: 

  • Bell Pepper – We use red bell pepper, but any color will taste great. However, note that red, yellow, and green peppers have a sweeter flavor than their green counterparts. 
  • Hummus – We always have a batch of homemade hummus on hand, but store-bought varieties can also be used. Try experimenting with different flavors to find what you like best! 
  • Turkey – To save time, we opt for deli turkey slices, but smoked or shaved turkey also tasted incredible. 
  • Veggies – Lettuce leaves and cucumber slices add a pop of color and a little extra crunch. For the best taste and texture, we recommend using English or Persian cucumbers as they have a sweeter taste, smaller seeds, and thinner skin. 
  • Seasoning – Everything but the Bagel seasoning is the final touch to add extra flavor and elevate the dish from bland to bursting with savory flavor. 

How Do You Cut Bell Peppers for Sandwiches? 

Most people cut their peppers before adding the fillings, but we do things a little differently! First, we remove the seeds from the peppers

Then, we stuff them full of all of our sandwich fillings. Finally, we slice them down the center, and you’ve got two halves ready to eat. 

Elevate Your Sandwich Game with This Low-Carb Recipe

This recipe is perfect for hot summer days when you can’t be bothered to spend time in a hot kitchen because no cooking is required! Here’s what to do: 

  1. Prepare the Peppers. Wash the bell pepper, and remove the top including the stem. Then, carefully remove the seeds and white membrane inside to form a hollow. 
  2. Stuff. Spread the hummus evenly along the sides in the hollow of the pepper. Layer the turkey on top followed by the cucumbers. Then, stuff the lettuce leaves inside, and sprinkle the seasoning on top. 
  3. Serve. Use a sharp knife to slice your bell pepper in half down the center, and enjoy right away! 

Variations 

There are endless ways to make a bell pepper sandwich. Anything goes! 

However, if you need some inspiration, some of our favorite additional ingredients include: 

  • Chicken 
  • Cheese
  • Tzatziki
  • Toum 
  • Tomato
  • Cream Cheese
  • Avocado 
  • Cheese 
  • Eggs
  • Olives 
Side view of halve of a low-carb turkey bell pepper sandwich.

Serving Suggestions

This low-carb turkey bell pepper sandwich pairs fabulously with all your favorite sides! Some great options include: 

How to Store

This recipe is best enjoyed right away while the veggies are still bright and crisp. However, leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for one to two days

Or, prepare bell peppers ahead of time, and store them in an airtight container in the fridge for three to four days. Then, all you have to do is add the stuffings, and you’re ready to eat! 

Common Questions About This Low-Carb Turkey Bell Pepper Sandwich Recipe

Are bell pepper sandwiches good for weight loss? 

Of course, we are not doctors or qualified professionals. If you have any specific questions or concerns, we highly recommend you consult your doctor. However, generally speaking, this bell pepper sandwich recipe is low-calorie, high-fiber, high-protein, and made with healthy fats. As a result, it can be a great option to help keep you full when incorporated into a well-balanced weight loss diet. 

Can you roast the peppers? 

We don’t recommend roasting them as they’ll become too soft and mushy and won’t hold together to act as the bread well. 

Can I use something other than peppers? 

Yes! Use hollowed-out cucumber, zucchini, or wrap the filling with lettuce wraps instead. 

More Low-Carb Recipes to Try 

Looking for more low-carb recipes that keep you full? Try out more of our favorite options below! 

Two halves of a sliced low-carb turkey bell pepper sandwich.

Low-Carb Turkey Bell Pepper Sandwich Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 1 serving
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Learn how to make a low-carb turkey bell pepper sandwich with six ingredients and five minutes for a nutritious, filling meal!

Ingredients  

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon hummus
  • 3 slices deli turkey
  • 4 cucumber slices thinly sliced
  • 1 lettuce leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon everything but the bagel seasoning

Instructions 

  • Wash the red bell pepper thoroughly and cut off the top to remove the stem. Carefully remove the seeds and white membrane from the inside of the pepper to create a hollow space for the stuffing.
    1 red bell pepper
  • Spread the hummus evenly inside the hollowed red bell pepper.
    1 Tablespoon hummus
  • Layer the deli turkey slices inside the pepper on top of the hummus.
    3 slices deli turkey
  • Add the thinly sliced cucumber over the turkey slices to create a refreshing crunch.
    4 cucumber slices
  • Place the lettuce leaf on top of the cucumber slices to add some extra greens and texture.
    1 lettuce leaf
  • Sprinkle the “everything but the bagel” seasoning over the stuffing to enhance the flavors and provide a tasty and crunchy finish.
    1/2 teaspoon everything but the bagel seasoning
  • Once all the ingredients are layered inside the pepper, press down gently to secure the stuffing.
  • With a sharp knife, carefully slice the stuffed red bell pepper down the middle, creating two halves.

Equipment

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 352mg | Potassium: 501mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5572IU | Vitamin C: 160mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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