Bomba calabrese

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A spicy Calabrian vegetable spread
Bomba Calabrese is a typical Italian seasoning paste from the Calabria region. It consists of sun-ripened peppers, paprika, eggplants, olive oil, garlic and other Mediterranean spices. This mixture creates a fiery explosion of flavor that takes every dish to the next level.
preserving jars
Ingredients list
Difficulty: easy
Cost: low
Calories: 7kcal
Prep: 50 minutes
Resting time: 8 days
Total: 50 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Cost: low
Calories: 7kcal
Prep: 50 minutes
Resting time: 8 days
Total: 50 minutes
  • First, thoroughly wash the eggplants, peppers and chili peppers. Remove the ends from the eggplants. Remove the stalk from the peppers and remove the seeds. Cut off the stalk from the chilies as well.
    500 g eggplants, 150 g red chili, 500 g red bell pepper
  • Peel the carrots and remove the ends. Also clean the celery and remove the roots.
    80 g carrots, 100 g celery
  • Then cut everything into small cubes and put them in a bowl.
  • Roughly chop the basil and garlic and add them as well. Then salt thoroughly, cover with a lightly weighted plate and let rest for 24 hours. This will squeeze the water out of the vegetables.
    25 g basil, 2 cloves garlic
  • After the resting time, pour off the water that has escaped. Then put the vegetables in a potato masher and press gently to squeeze out the remaining water. Then put the dry vegetables back into a bowl and pour white wine vinegar over them. Leave well covered for 3 hours.
  • After this resting period, drain the vinegar, place the vegetables in a dish towel and wring well to remove all the liquid.
  • Now finely puree the dry vegetables with a hand blender. Then pour into a sufficiently large jar and fill with olive oil. Tap the jar lightly on the table several times to remove air pockets. Then add olive oil again and cover completely. Close the jar and leave to infuse in the refrigerator for a week.
  • During this time, stir daily and add olive oil if necessary, so that everything is well covered again.
  • After a week, the delicious bomba calabrese can finally be enjoyed.
    Buon appetito!


To preserve the Bomba calabrese, fill it at the end of the week in clean disinfected canning jars and cover them with enough olive oil. Closed airtight and stored in a cool place, this will keep for about 1 year.
Once the jar is opened, cover with oil again before sealing.
Calories: 7kcalCarbohydrates: 2g (1%)Protein: 0.3g (1%)Fat: 0.1gSaturated fatty acids: 0.01gPolyunsaturated fatty acids: 0.04gMonounsaturated fatty acids: 0.004g

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