This collection of Favorite Pepperoncini Salad Recipes is for everyone who loves spicy Pepperoncini peppers as much as I do! This collection has nine salads that use my favorite slightly-spicy peppers and most of the salads are low in carbs!

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Here’s an updated collection of the Favorite Pepperoncini Salad Recipes 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.

What are Pepperoncini Peppers?

Pepperoncini Peppers are somewhat sweet and relatively mild chili peppers that are usually sold pickled in brine. Read more about Pepperoncini Peppers if you’re not familiar with them.

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.

Where can you buy Pepperoncini Peppers?

You can get Pepperoncini Peppers (affiliate link) or Sliced Pepperoncini 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:

  1. If you don’t have the pre-sliced Pepperoncini Peppers, here is how I slice them.
  2. Use kitchen shears (affiliate link) to cut off the stem end of each of the Peperoncini peppers.
  3. As you cut off the stem, put each Peperoncini into a colander placed in the sink and let the brine drain out.
  4. 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.
  5. If they still seem juicy I put them back into the colander to drain more as I remove the seeds.
  6. Then when all the seeds are removed just use kitchen shears again to cut the Peperoncini into slices!
  7. If you like the spicy goodness of these peppers, this method isn’t too hard and it’s worth the trouble. 

Low-Carb Pepperoncini Salad Recipes:

Peperoncini Chopped Salad with Romaine, Red Bell Pepper, and Feta found on

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.

Low-Carb Greek Peperoncini Chicken Salad found on

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.

Chopped Greek Salad with Peperoncini cropped image of salad in two bowls.

I think this Chopped Greek Salad with Peperoncini may have been the first salad I made with spicy Greek Peperoncini peppers, and this is still one of my favorite salads!

Close-up-photo for Low-Carb Greek Cabbage Salad.

I couldn’t resist adding some sliced Peperoncini to this Greek Cabbage Salad that also has creamy Feta Cheese, and this combination was really a winner!

Closeup photo of Spicy Tomato-Cucumber Salad with Peperoncini

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 Salad Recipes with more carbs:

Cannellini Bean and Tuna Salad with Peperoncini and Parsley close-up photo

This Cannellini Bean Salad with Tuna and 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.

Pinto Bean Salad with Tuna, Tomatoes, and Peperoncini close-up photo

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.

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