Fried Peppers Salad Romanian Style Recipe - A Traditional Dish from Romania

Fried peppers salad Romanian style

Fried Peppers Salad Romanian Style Recipe - A Traditional Dish from Romania
Region / culture: Romania | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes | Servings: 4


Fried peppers salad Romanian style
Fried peppers salad Romanian style

Fried peppers salad Romanian style is a delicious and traditional dish that is easy to make and bursting with flavor. This recipe is a perfect side dish or appetizer for any meal.


This recipe has been passed down through generations in Romania and is a staple in Romanian cuisine. It is a simple yet flavorful dish that showcases the fresh and vibrant flavors of peppers and tomatoes.


How to prepare

  1. Wash the peppers, remove the cores, and cut them into thin strips.
  2. Chop the onions and sauté them in hot oil until they become soft.
  3. Add the peppers and tomato paste made from 1 lb/500 g tomatoes.
  4. Adjust the salt and let it cook over low heat until most of the liquid is absorbed. Serve it cold.


  • Add some chopped fresh herbs such as parsley or dill for extra flavor.
  • Mix in some cooked chickpeas or white beans for added protein.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to cut the peppers into thin strips for even cooking.

- Sautéing the onions until soft will help to bring out their natural sweetness.

- Adjust the salt to taste, as the amount needed may vary depending on personal preference.

Serving Suggestions

This fried peppers salad can be served as a side dish with grilled meats or as a topping for sandwiches or wraps.

Cooking Techniques

Sautéing the onions until soft and cooking the peppers over low heat will help to develop the flavors of this dish.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use any color of peppers for this recipe, such as red, yellow, or orange.

Make Ahead Tips

This dish can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Presentation Ideas

Serve this dish in a colorful bowl or on a platter garnished with fresh herbs for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

This dish pairs well with grilled meats, roasted vegetables, or a fresh salad.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 150 per serving


Carbohydrates: 15g per serving


Fats: 10g per serving


Proteins: 2g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

This dish is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and potassium.


This recipe is gluten-free and vegan-friendly.


This dish is a healthy and nutritious option that is low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals.


Fried peppers salad Romanian style is a delicious and healthy dish that is easy to make and full of flavor. Enjoy this traditional Romanian recipe as a side dish or appetizer for any meal.

How did I get this recipe?

I vividly recall the moment I first laid eyes on this recipe for Fried Peppers Salad Romanian style. It was a warm summer day, the kind that makes you crave fresh, vibrant dishes bursting with flavor. I was visiting my friend Elena in her quaint little village in Romania, and she invited me to join her in the kitchen as she prepared this traditional dish.

As soon as I walked into her kitchen, I was greeted by the intoxicating aroma of garlic and peppers sizzling in a hot pan. Elena was a master in the kitchen, her hands moving with grace and precision as she chopped, sautéed, and seasoned each ingredient with love and care. I watched in awe as she effortlessly transformed simple vegetables into a mouthwatering masterpiece.

I asked Elena where she had learned to make this dish, and she smiled warmly, her eyes twinkling with nostalgia. She told me that her grandmother had taught her the recipe, passing it down through generations of strong, talented women who knew the secret to creating unforgettable meals that brought people together.

Elena graciously shared the recipe with me, guiding me through each step with patience and encouragement. We started by roasting the peppers over an open flame, turning them until they were charred and blistered on all sides. The smell of the peppers mingling with the garlic and olive oil was enough to make my stomach growl in anticipation.

Once the peppers were cooked to perfection, Elena showed me how to peel off the charred skin and slice them into thin strips. She then added a generous amount of minced garlic, a splash of vinegar, and a drizzle of olive oil to the peppers, tossing everything together in a large bowl. The colors and textures of the dish were a feast for the eyes, vibrant red peppers mingling with the bright green of fresh herbs and the golden hues of olive oil.

As we sat down to enjoy our creation, I took my first bite of the Fried Peppers Salad Romanian style, and I was transported to a place of pure bliss. The flavors were bold and robust, with the sweetness of the peppers balanced perfectly by the tangy vinegar and pungent garlic. Each bite was a symphony of tastes and textures, a celebration of the simple joys of good food and good company.

I knew in that moment that this recipe would become a staple in my own kitchen, a reminder of the time I spent with Elena and the rich culinary traditions of Romania. I made a mental note to share it with my own grandchildren one day, passing down the knowledge and love that had been given to me so generously by my dear friend.

As I sit here now, many years later, preparing this dish for my family, I can still hear Elena's laughter echoing in my memory, her hands guiding mine as we cooked together in her sunny kitchen. The flavors of the Fried Peppers Salad Romanian style are a testament to the enduring power of food to bring people together, to create lasting connections and memories that last a lifetime. And for that, I am forever grateful.


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