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5 from 9 votes


This French/Spanish "condiment" transforms every day foods into haute cuisine. Feel free to double or triple the recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: condiment
Cuisine: French
Keyword: bell peppers, easy, garlic, onion
Servings: 4


  • 4 large bell peppers of various colors, cut into julienne strips
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 or 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • Salt and pepper -- a pinch of each
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • Olive oil -- about 2 tablespoons


  • Put the peppers, onion, and garlic in a large bowl. Toss to mix.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet set over a medium flame. Tip the pepper mixture into the skillet, and add the salt, pepper, and thyme. Toss the ingredients until all are slick with oil.
  • Cover the skillet, lower the heat, and let the veggies cook until tender-crisp -- about 5 minutes.
  • If you plant to freeze this condiment, first let it come to room temperature. Then seal in air-tight plastic bags or tubs. When frozen, Piperade will keep for months.