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An easy vegetarian tapas recipe that’s so simple to make and delicious to eat!

Padron Peppers Tapas Recipe

Fried and salted padron peppers are the perfect little addition to a tapas spread. They’re super easy to make and delicious to eat.  

Once you get the padron peppers cooking they literally take minutes! 

Quick Padron Peppers

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Yield: Serves 4 as part of tapas

Quick Padron Peppers

Quick and easy tapas dish.


  • Punnet of Padron peppers.
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt


  1. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium high heat.
  2. Quickly stir fry the peppers whole, move them around the pan and cook until they start to blister.
  3. Remove from the pan using a slotted spoon and drain off the excess olive oil by resting them on some kitchen paper.
  4. Tip into a bowl and season with sea salt.
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Where to buy Padron peppers

You can pick Padron peppers up in most supermarkets now they’re really not difficult to find. 

Are Padron peppers spicy?

Padron peppers are a strange little thing because on the whole they’re mild but one in every handful of so is super spicy! It’s like a little spicy pepper roulette!

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