Favorite Salads with Pepperoncini Peppers
This collection of Favorite Salads with Pepperoncini Peppers is for everyone who loves spicy Greek Pepperoncini the way I do! This collection has 14 salads that use these slightly-spicy peppers and most of the salads are low in carbs!
Here’s an updated collection of the Favorite Salads with Pepperoncini Peppers that I love to make all summer long. And a few years ago my Pepperoncini infatuation went into overdrive.
If you’re following me on Instagram, you may remember that I bought a gallon jar of sliced Greek Pepperoncini from Costco! At the time some people asked how I’d ever use that many sliced spicy peppers, but now I’m on my second gallon and going strong.
And I’ve been a fan of these spicy peppers for quite a few years, but there’s no doubt that gallon jar is the reason there are so many tasty salads featuring Pepperoncini on the blog.
Of course if a gallon of sliced Pepperoncini is not in your future you can buy smaller jars of sliced peppers, or buy whole Pepperoncini and slice them yourself, and this post has tips for the easiest way to do that.
Is it spelled Pepperoncini or Peperoncini?
When I started using these spicy peppers, it seemed to be always spelled Peperoncini on the jars of peppers I bought, which is why you’ll see a lot of recipes on my site with that spelling. But now I am often seeing the spelling Pepperoncini in other places on the web, and that may be becoming more common. It does seem that both spellings are acceptable, so use the one you prefer.
What are Pepperoncini Peppers?
Peperoncini Peppers are somewhat sweet and relatively mild chili peppers that are usually sold pickled in bring. Read more about Peperoncini Peppers if you’re not familiar with them.
Where can you buy Pepperoncini Peppers?
You can get Peperoncini Pepper (affiliate link) or Sliced Peperoncini Peppers (affiliate link) at Amazon if you don’t find them at your store, but most grocery stores will have these briny slightly spicy peppers sold near the olives and pickles.
How to Slice Pepperoncini Peppers:
- Use kitchen shears (affiliate link) to cut off the stem end of each of the Peperoncini peppers.
- As you cut off the stem, put each Peperoncini into a colander placed in the sink and let the brine drain out.
- When you finish cutting off stems, transfer the drained Peperoncini to the cutting board and use your finger to scrape out the seeds from them one at a time, discarding seeds. If they still seem juicy I put them back into the colander to drain more as I remove the seeds.
- Then when all the seeds are removed just use kitchen shears again to cut the Peperoncini into slices!
- If you like the spicy goodness of these peppers, this method isn’t too hard and it’s worth the trouble.
Want more Salad Recipes?
Low-Carb and Keto Salads with Pepperoncini:
Chicken, olives, Feta Cheese, and Greek Peperoncini make this Greek Chicken Salad with Peperoncini a truly memorable salad for people who like these flavors! And this keeps well, so it’s great to make for Weekend Food Prep and take to work for lunch.
I think this Chopped Greek Salad with Peperoncini may have been the first salad I made with spicy Greek Peperoncini, and this is still one of my favorite salads!
I have a couple of extended family members who are absolutely crazy over this Peperoncini Chopped Salad with Romaine, Peppers, and Feta! I’ve made this so many times for family parties.
I couldn’t resist adding some sliced Peperoncini to this Greek Cabbage Salad, and this combination was really a winner!
I’m pretty sure this Tomato Cucumber Salad with Peperoncini was the first salad I made after I opened that big jar of sliced Peperoncini, and I’ve made it over and over this summer. And one of my brother-in-laws who’s kind of a veggie avoider made this salad, which I thought was a pretty great recommendation!
This Antipasto Chopped Salad is one where I love to prepare the ingredients and keep them in the fridge to make salads all week, and this post also includes tips for making satisfying salads at home.
And the newest salad with Peperoncini on the blog is this this Spicy Tuna Salad that has tomatoes, Peperoncini, and parsley. I loved this low-carb version of a salad that originally had beans!
Pepperoncini Salads that have more carbs:
This Cannellini Bean and Tuna Salad with Peperoncini is a salad that’s perfect to make ahead and pull out of the fridge for a quick lunch, and I use lots of tuna and not too many beans to make it as carb-conscious as possible.
This Pinto Bean Salad with Tuna and Peperoncini is another salad that has a lot of tuna and not so many beans, which keeps the carbs relatively low for a salad with beans.