Italian Inspired Peperonata

Italian Inspired Peperonata

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About this recipe: An Italian packed with flavour side dish classic"



  • 2tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Red Peppers - washed, seeded and cut lengthways into thin strips
  • 2 Yellow Peppers - washed, seeded and cut lengthways into thin strips
  • 1 clove Garlic - finely chopped
  • 1 Onion - finely sliced
  • 300g/10oz Tomato Passata
  • 1tbsp flatleaf Parsley - chopped
  • Some fresh Basil Leaves - torn
  • Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper


  1. Pour and gently heat the oil in a big frying pan;
  2. Add onions and cook gently, stirring frequently for some 3 minutes or so until softened a bit;
  3. Add peppers and cook, stirring continually, for further 3 minutes;
  4. Stir in the garlic, passata and parsley, combine well and season to taste;
  5. Increase heat to bring to boil, stirring frequently;
  6. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes;
  7. Remove lid and cook gently, stirring frequently, for further 10 minutes or so until the mixture has reduced and thickened;
  8. Stir in the torn basil leaves, taste for seasoning and serve.


Can serve cold.

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