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Authentic Recipe of Pimientos de Padrón. Delicious Spanish Traditional Padron Variety Peppers.

An all-time favorite Spanish tapa, Pimientos de Padrón. Easy to prepare, flavorful with a hint of spice, and perfect for whatever diet you are on!

Things to know about Pimientos de Padrón Recipe

If you are wondering what makes this Spanish tapa all the rave, it’s because, for every pepper you pick up, you’re never really too sure if it will be mildly spicy, spicy, or not spicy.

It’s a different surprise with every bite. These little, bright green peppers are specifically grown in Galicia, in northwestern Spain. This tapa, amongst all that the entire country has to offer, must be the simplest but tastiest.

This recipe only requires three ingredients and about 10 minutes of your time. Easy on the pocket, won’t consume much of your time, and will leave you returning for more before this reaches the dinner table.

Delicious Spanish Traditional Padron Variety Peppers. Authentic Recipe of Pimientos de Padrón.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: Pimientos de Padron
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Main Ingredient Group Vegetable based Recipes
Main Cooking Method Fried, Fried (Pan)


Servings 4 Servings
Calories / Serving 15 kcal


  • 300 grams (10.58 oz) Padrón Pepper
  • Olive Oil For frying
  • Salt To taste
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  • Before anything else, prepare all equipment and ingredients before you start.
  • Put the Padrón peppers in a colander and rinse well under cold running water. Gently pat dry using a kitchen towel. Set aside.

Pimientos de Padrón

  • On a nonstick pan, heat the olive oil at high heat until it is hot, but not smoking.
  • Add the peppers and toss occasionally. Cook further until the skin of the peppers starts to blister and is tender. Give it a good brown, but do not burn them.
  • Transfer the cooked Padrón peppers to a serving plate.
  • Finish off generously with some Mediterranean Sea salt, serve and enjoy!

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

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Calories: 15kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.04gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.05gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 131mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 278IUVitamin C: 60mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword Pimientos de Padron Recipe, Traditional Spanish Padron Variety Peppers
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Cooking tip for making Pimientos de Padrón

Cook in high heat but toss occasionally to avoid burning and overcooking the Padrón peppers. Avoid overcrowding the pan because it might be difficult to toss, and you might end up with a result you are not expecting. You may do this in batches.

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What to serve with Pimientos de Padrón?

This tapa goes so well with a beer, and this one is a great side dish to your “Chuletón” (Txuleton) steak (Ribeye of a Cattle).

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