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Pimientos Rellenos de Atun - Red Peppers Stuffed with Tuna


Pimientos Rellenos de Atun - Red Peppers Stuffed with Tuna

Pimientos Rellenos de Atun - Red Peppers Stuffed with Tuna

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A "tapa" that is light and easy - and no cooking involved in this dish! A great dish for the summer or anytime you want to prepare an appetizer quickly. Mix tuna with a bit of green onion and olives, then stuff into roasted red peppers.

Prep Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 4 Servings


  • 1 can whole roasted red peppers (pimientos de piquillo) or approximately 10 peppers
  • 2-6 oz. cans tuna in Oil, drained
  • 15 pitted black olives
  • 4-5 small green onions
  • 2 sprigs of Italian parsley
  • 1 tsp of sherry vinegar (or white vinegar)
  • 1/2 tsp sweet spanish paprika
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil


Drain the peppers and pat dry with a paper towel. Finely chop the olives. Dice the green onions and include a part of the green stock. Finely Chop 1 sprig of the parsley.

Drain the tuna. In a small bowl, break the tuna into flakes using a fork. Chop green onions and parsley, add to the tuna. Sprinkle with vinegar and sweet paprika. Drizzle oil on top and mix thoroughly.

Carefully open each pepper and spoon in the tuna mixture. Arrange on a serving plate. Garnish with the parsley sprig, if desired.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with sliced rustic style bread.

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