Roasted Red Peppers in Oil, Vinegar, and Garlic

spanish red pepper tapa
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  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
204 Calories
14g Fat
18g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 204
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 3g
Calcium 73mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy Spanish "tapa" can double as a first course or side dish. Roasted red peppers are marinated in Spanish extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, and fresh minced garlic. Enjoy the peppers on a slice of rustic bread, or as a side dish. Served cold, it makes a great dish for warm summer days. Covered, these peppers keep well in the refrigerator for up to a week.


Steps to Make It

  1. Use a dinner-size plate or platter with a lip, so that the oil and vinegar do not spill over the side.

  2. If using bell peppers: Remove seeds from the roasted peppers, if any. Cut each pepper in four pieces and lay on a dinner plate or platter.

  3. If using piquillo peppers: Since these are small peppers (about 3 inches long), they are already the right size for individual servings. Drain whole piquillo peppers and arrange them around the plate or platter.

  4. Peel and mince garlic cloves. Place minced garlic in a small bowl and pour in a few tablespoons each of vinegar and oil. Whisk and carefully pour over the peppers.

  5. Serve with slices of rustic bread as a tapa or as a side dish with a meal. These peppers go well with a main course ​of grilled meat or fish.


  • Note on Peppers: If whole roasted peppers are not available in your supermarket, or if you prefer freshly roasted peppers, you must first roast the red bell peppers, peel, and de-seed them. Follow these simple instructions for How to Roast Peppers. Peppers can be roasted in the oven or over a BBQ grill.