Padron peppers – Spanish tapas

The Spanish  pimientos de Padrón  are some of the best and easiest tapas of all time.

Pimientos de Padrón are small, light green peppers from the municipality of Padrón in Galicia, in the northwest of Spain. They usually have a mild flavor, with low levels of capsaicin. However, you will occasionally bite one that is  surprisingly spicy, which makes eating them more exciting.

Try to make them at home with this simple and authentic recipe!


  • 300 g Padron peppers
  • 50 ml extra virgin olive oil (1/4 cup)
  • freshly ground sea salt

Rinse the peppers and dry thoroughly.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over high heat until very hot.

Add the peppers and fry, tossing and stirring occasionally, until the skin starts to crack and soften. Don’t let them burn themselves, but give them enough time to soften completely.

Transfer the peppers to plates.

Sprinkle copiously with sea salt and enjoy their taste!

Use as a snack or starter, but also as an addition to other dishes!

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