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Pimientos de padrón are one of my favorite tapas recipes. Naturally gluten free and a delicious way to get your daily fill of veggies, the recipe itself is easy, quick, delicious—not to mention vegan and it comes together in one pot! What more could you want?

Spanish Padrón Peppers Recipe

Melissa Haun
Padrón peppers are one of the simplest and tastiest Spanish tapas. Try making them at home with this easy and authentic recipe!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Tapas
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4 servings
Calories 125.5 kcal


  • 300 grams of Padrón peppers about 2 cups
  • 50 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • Flaky sea salt


  • Rinse and dry the peppers.
  • Heat the olive oil in a pan at high heat until it starts smoking lightly.
  • Add the peppers and cook, tossing occasionally, until the skin starts to blister and soften.
  • Remove the peppers and place them on a plate.
  • Sprinkle generously with sea salt.


Make sure to watch out for flying bits of oil, and let the peppers cool for a few minutes before you eat them!


Calories: 125.5kcalCarbohydrates: 3.48gProtein: 0.65gFat: 12.63gSaturated Fat: 1.77gSodium: 75.17mgPotassium: 131.25mgFiber: 1.27gSugar: 1.8gVitamin A: 277.5IUVitamin C: 60.3mgCalcium: 7.5mgIron: 0.33mg
Keyword authentic pardon peppers, Padrón Peppers, pan fried peppers
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