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Escalivada served as tapa

Recipe: Escalivada

A simple yet incredibly delicious classic Spanish Tapa that serves as a side and can be coupled with virtually any dish or served as a Sunday brunch snack.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Sides
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Spanish, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 123 kcal


Optional to Serve (and recommended):


  • Pre-heat the oven at 350ºF (170 ºC).
  • Wash and dry the eggplants, bell peppers, and tomatoes.
    4 Red Bell Peppers, 2 Eggplants, 6 Tomatoes
  • Pinch the eggplants with a fork (so it doesn’t explode in the oven).
    2 Eggplants
  • Peel onions. Take off the outer layer of the onions.
    5 Onions medium
  • Bake. Put all the vegetables except the tomatoes on a tray. Splash with olive oil and add the sea salt and place it in the oven for 1 hour.
    2 Eggplants, 5 Onions medium, 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, ½ teaspoon sea salt, 2 Garlic Heads
  • Remove and Toss. Take out the tray, stir the vegetables, and add the tomatoes. Place everything in the oven for another 30 minutes.
    6 Tomatoes
  • Check all the vegetables for softness as time may vary depending on your oven and the vegetables’ size.
  • Cool down. Let everything cool and take off the pealing and seeds of the vegetables.
  • Plate. Put all the un-skinned veggies on a serving tray and top them with the juices left on the baking tray.
  • Season. Add a splash of red wine vinegar if desired. Have it as a side dish as each vegetable is full of flavor to enjoy on its own, or have it with bread. My favorite is sourdough bread. In Latin America, we have also eaten them even with some Venezuelan arepas and tortillas. These flavor-packed veggies just work well with any good starchy pairing.
    1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon parsley


Wine Pairing Suggestions by Our Sommelier Ramón Barreiro @pejo_barreiro
  • Spain - Sparkling Off-Dry (Semi-Dry) - Cava
  • Chile - Dry - Sauvignon Blanc (Leyda Valley or Casablanca)
  • Spain - Dry - Godello (Bierzo)


Calories: 123kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 158mgPotassium: 710mgFiber: 7gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 2659IUVitamin C: 96mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bell pepper, simple, spanish
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