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Padrón Peppers with Mustard aioli

Padrón Peppers are a famous classic Spanish tapas that are extremely easy to prepare at home. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: European, Spanish
Keyword: Aioli, Peppers, Pimientos
Servings: 4 servings


  • 200 g padrón Peppers
  • olive oil
  • Maldon Salt flakes

Mustard Aioli

  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 30 ml olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • salt & pepper to taste


Mustard Aioli

  • Whisk all the ingredients together and season to taste. Store any leftover aioli in an airtight container in the fridge.

Frying the Padrón Peppers

  • Start by washing the pepper under cold water. Dry the peppers well before cooking.
  • In a large cast iron add a generous layer of olive oil, about 1cm high. Heat the oil slightly.
  • Add the peppers and let them cook until they start to blister. Turn them over until they are equally cooked on both sides.
  • Take out the peppers with a slotted spoon and place on a serving plate. Sprinkle generously with salt flakes and serve!