Panfried Charred Padron Peppers

by Edward Daniel
Panfried Charred Padron Peppers is vegan and paleo. Image by Edward Daniel (c).

Piquant nutty Panfried Charred Padron Peppers with fennel and sesame seeds, garlic mint, barberries, rose petals, and flaked almonds.

Pamper yourself and gobble something succulent. And, gulp.

This dish will overthrow any belief that vegan food can’t be super easy to make.

Make this:

  • When you’ve got a busy schedule at work and need a dish that’s going to be stress-free to make
  • When want something colourful, sweet and nutty that’ll give you a splash when you’ve last minute guests calling in
  • When you fancy a tapas night before get up and do a flamenco

Panfried Charred Padron Peppers was inspired when munching on panfried padron peppers while sipping cold red wine having tapas in Rambla in Barcelona.

Padron Peppers originate s from Galicia, North-western Spain and grow between May and October.

Padron peppers are a good source of fibre, ideal for keeping the gut moving.

This savoury dish is vegan and paleo.

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Panfried Charred Padron Peppers is vegan and paleo. Image by Edward Daniel (c).
Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • 500g Padron peppers
  • 1 shallot
  • 3tbs olive oil
  • 1tbs fennel seeds
  • 1tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 garlic, cloves
  • 1tbs flaked almonds
  • 1tsp dried mint
  • 1tbs barberries
  • 1tsp rose petals
  • ½ lemon, juice
  • Pinch of salt


  1. In a frying pan, sauté the Padron peppers in oil until they change a light green sheen.
  2. Add the shallot and toast and until translucent.
  3. Add in the fennel and sesame seeds and roast for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add in the garlic and flaked almonds. The Padron peppers should be starting to char by now and pan fry until the almonds change brown.
  5. Switch off the heat. Add in the remaining ingredients. Stir and serve immediately.

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