Whole pepperoncini peppers, pickled to perfection! These delicious Italian pickled peppers make the perfect addition to a variety of dishes including salads, sandwiches, pizzas, and so much more. Discover how these tangy peppers can add a little spice to your favorite meal.
Pepperoncini (12 oz.) – 09300 00089
Pepperoncini (32 oz.) – 09300 00409
Originally from Europe, specifically Italy and Greece, pepperoncini are in the same family as the jalapeno and poblano peppers but is not nearly as spicy. The pepperoncini ranks between 100 and 500 on the Scoville scale. Often confused for the less spicy banana pepper, pepperoncini have a mouth-watering heat underlying a savory flavor. They can be eaten raw or pickled, most people are familiar with pickled pepperoncini.
In Italian, the pepperoncini are referred to by a number of name variations including: friggitello, peperoncini (one p), peperone. In English is also called the golden Greek, the Tuscan pepper, and sweet Italian pepper, The pepperoncini are harvested before it has matured when it is between two to three inches in length. If left to fully mature on the vine, the pepperoncini become red, instead of the yellow-green color its best known for by pepper enthusiasts. A major component of Calabrian cuisine, this region in Italy hosts an annual festival to celebrate the pepperoncini.
Its unique and tangy flavor makes the pepperoncini a perfect addition to salads, sandwiches, pizzas, and antipasto platters. For those culinarily curious individuals, replace pepperoncini in your favorite jalapeno poppers recipe. You can also chop pepperoncini and include it in a pot of tomato sauce for pasta. Pepperoncini also add a wonderful taste to a beef roast prepared in a slow cooker. The options are endless! Also, try our sliced pepperoncini.
For almost 100 years, Mt. Olive has been the preferred brand for pickles, peppers, and relishes throughout the United States. For the best-tasting whole pepperoncini peppers, buy Mt. Olive!