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Simple Peperonata (Italian Stew)


Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy free, Gluten free

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  • 2 red peppers - halved seeded & sliced
  • 60ml olive oil
  • Medium onion - thinly sliced
  • 6 plum tomatoes - chopped
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp honey
  • A few basil leaves - chopped


servings 4
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 50mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Prepare the peppers, onion, tomatoes and basil.

Heat the oil in a shallow frying pan and add the onion. Stir and cover, cooking until translucent for about 3 minutes. Then add the red pepper. Stir, cover and allow to cook for a few minutes again.

Step 2

Add the tomatoes and turn the hob down to a low heat. Cook the mixture for 30-40 minutes until its juices have gathered properly. Check the pepper and onion are ready and very softened.

Step 3

Taste the stew and add salt, pepper, honey if necessary and the basil leaves.

It can be served immediately, or left to cool and refrigerated for up to two days.


Can be used as a sandwich filling, once the juices have been drained

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