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Attention my dear friends… here comes the original Peperonata recipe from Italy! For this delicious antipasto we only need 5 ingredients. Peppers, in the colors of your choice, onions, some garlic, strained tomatoes and a drizzle of olive oil, e basta! This one is really super easy to make. Now for the best part, make double the amount right away and you’ll have this heavenly pasta on your plate in a few minutes tomorrow! What are we waiting for…. let’s get started!

4.51 from 59 ratings
A very tasty summer side dish made with fresh peppers and tomatoes!
Difficulty: easy
Cost: low
Calories: 43.3kcal
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Total: 1 hr 5 mins
Difficulty: easy
Cost: low
Calories: 43.3kcal
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Total: 1 hr 5 mins

Ingredients list



  • First, wash and dry the peppers. Then cut into four elongated pieces and remove the core and white fibers. Then cut into oblong strips.
    1 kg peppers
  • Peel and halve the onions and cut them into thin slices.
    400 g red onion
  • Heat some olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the whole peeled garlic cloves and sauté briefly. Add the onions and sauté over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until translucent for about 15 minutes.
    olive oil extra virgin, 2 cloves garlic
  • Then add the pepper stripes and season with salt and pepper. Mix everything well and let it stew for another 15 minutes over medium heat with the lid closed.
    salt, pepper
  • Then remove the garlic cloves from the pan and pour the strained tomatoes into the pan. Stir briefly and simmer again for 15 minutes with the lid closed.
    400 g strained tomatoes
  • Put the peperonata in deep plates and garnish with chopped parsley!
    Buon appetito!

My tip

When I serve this dish as a main course, I add chopped potatoes as soon as I deglaze with the tomatoes. This combination tastes super delicious!
Calories: 43.3kcal (2%)Carbohydrates: 6.4g (2%)Protein: 1.3g (3%)Fat: 0.9g (1%)

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