Combine the tomatoes, olives, garlic, and capers in a bowl and moisten with 4 teaspoons of the olive oil.
Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a skillet over high heat. When the oil is hot, add the peppers and sauté until softened and seared, 3 to 4 minutes. Add them to the bowl.
Return the pan to medium-high heat and add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil. When the oil is hot, add the cheese and cook, turning to color both sides golden. This takes only a few minutes.
Return the pepper mixture to the pan and cook for about 1 minute, then turn off the heat and add the mint and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Serve sizzling from the pan with the warm bread.
With Salad: Add crisp, undressed salad greens and a spoonful of harissa to each plate.
With Frying Peppers: Instead of the meaty bells or pimientos, use any of the frying peppers. They won’t need to cook quite as long as the others to soften.
For more recipes like this, check out The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison.
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