Sicilian peperonata recipe

Sicilian Peperonata

This Sicilian peperonata recipe is to die for. Simple and super delicious, it will automatically add a twist to your menu!
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: peperonata, sicilian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 86kcal
Author: Nonna Box


  • 1 green sweet pepper extra large
  • 1 red sweet pepper extra large
  • 1 yellow sweet pepper extra large
  • 5 tomatoes deseeded
  • 1 handful Italian black olives deseeded
  • 50 grams capers
  • 5 anchovy fillets in oil drained
  • 1 white onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed with the skin on – if the skin comes off, discard it
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Extra virgin Italian olive oil


  • Deseed all the peppers, remove the stems and cut length ways into medium chunks.
  • Do the same to the tomatoes.
  • Heat the nonstick pan and add a good splash of olive oil to sauté the onions until they are a light golden color.
  • Add the tomatoes and the peppers and cook on a medium to high heat until everything just starts to wilt.
  • Now add the garlic, not before because burnt garlic tastes awful.
  • Put the lid on the pan and simmer for about 15 minutes until everything is well wilted.
  • Remove from the heat, stir with a wooden spoon to make sure nothing got stuck, not that it should because there should still be some liquid left.
  • Add vinegar and the olives now and stir -fry for about 10 minutes until the liquid is a little syrupy.
  • The anchovies are stirred in now with the capers, the parsley and a good amount of freshly ground black pepper.


If you feel like it, you can throw in a handful of toasted pine nuts – it’s delicious!


Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 443mg | Potassium: 613mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2585IU | Vitamin C: 143.3mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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