Piquillo Salsa Verde

Piquillo Salsa Verde

  • Prep: 35 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 35 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

 Piquillo peppers, which translates to ‘little beak’ in English, are a variety of chili grown in Northern Spain. They have a distinct sweet and spicy flavor that resembles red bell peppers.


  • 8 jarred piquillo peppers, drained, rinsed and cut into 1/2-inch-thick strips
  • 3 tablespoons capers, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Place the piquillo pepper, capers, parsley, shallot, sherry vinegar, ground cumin, cayenne and olive oil in a bowl and stir well to combine. Add a few pinches of salt and pepper to taste and then cover and chill the salsa for 30 minutes before serving.


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