The famous Padrón peppers, often found on a table full of Spanish tapas, perfectly blistered and seasoned with sea salt flakes. An incredibly simple dish, perfect for a healthy snack or as part of a homemade tapas menu. Trust me, you will hardly need the recipe below, but if you have never made them before you might find it useful.

Fried Pimientos de Padrón

Serves 4 | Prep 5 minutes | Cook 5 minutes  | Easy | Vegan | Gluten-free


These small chilli peppers are sweeter than most chillies, and aren’t usually spicy (though you can can get the occasional hot one).

For a serving for 4, simply wash and drain 250g Padrón peppers. Pat dry before frying in 2 tbsp heated olive oil for 5 minutes until they have blistered on all sides. Serve straight away, generously sprinkled with sea salt flakes. Serve on their own as a snack, or as part of other tapas.