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side view of terracotta dish filled with roasted pepper salad topped with hardboiled egg. Slices of bread are in the background.

Asadillo Manchego

This Spanish roasted pepper and tomato salad is an easy and delicious summer salad, side, or lunch.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Cooling time 1 hr
Course Appetizer, Lunch, tapas
Cuisine spanish
Servings 2 people
Calories 136 kcal


  • 1 red pepper/capsicum
  • 2 medium tomatoes halved
  • 2 cloves garlic skin left on
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt
  • 1 boiled egg optional


  • Half and deseed the pepper/capsicum, cutting them from the stalk to the bottom.
  • Place garlic cloves (in their skin) on a baking sheet together with the halved peppers (skin side up), and the halved tomatoes (cut side facing up).
  • Drizzle 1 tsp olive oil over the peppers/capsicum halves and tomato halves.
  • Roast until skin on peppers starts to go black and blistered (approx.. 8 minutes). Place peppers in bowl, cover with clingfilm and leave half an hour until cool enough to handle.
  • Peel the peppers/capsicum and place them into a blender bowl (or bowl if using a hand blender) with the tomatoes. Slide garlic cloves out of their skins and add them with a pinch of cumin and a generous pinch of salt and blend until chunky.
  • Pour into serving dish and drizzle over ½ tbsp olive oil and hardboiled egg. Serve with crusty bread.


Vegan: top the asadillo manchego with 1-2 tbsp cooked chickpeas instead of the egg.
Cumin: Use a pinch of cumin seeds rather than ground cumin. I love the chewy texture of cumin seeds, but the rest of my family aren't keen so I use ground cumin if serving it to them.
Serving more than 2 people: This recipe can easily be doubled, tripled or quadrupled.


Calories: 136kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 5gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 41mgPotassium: 449mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 3018IUVitamin C: 94mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
Keyword easy salad recipe, roasted pepper salad, Spanish salad, traditional Spanish recipe


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