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Pipirrana de Jaén – Typical recipe for the summer

22 mayo, 2021

The pipirrana from Jaén It is a traditional dish from this area that cannot be missed in summer. A fresh and rich salad that has some variations depending on the areas of Jaén where it is prepared.

In summer salads are very appetizing and we are fortunate that it is also the best season for local products such as tomatoes and peppers, which cannot be missing in this salad.

What differentiates this pipirrana recipe from Jaén of other salads is the mash that it carries, which is made with hard-boiled egg yolks, garlic and green pepper, all finely chopped. Olive oil is added to this until it is like a slightly lighter mayonnaise that will give it a different touch and it will be delicious. Discover how to make pipirrana de Jaén and enjoy a fresh and delicious preparation.

4 diners
15 m
Low difficulty

Additional characteristics:
Cheap cost, Popular in Spring-Summer

Ingredients to make Pipirrana de Jaén:

How to make Pipirrana de Jaén:


Put the eggs to cook in a saucepan with water. When it starts to boil cook them for 10 minutes, remove them and let them cool on their own or with cold water. Reservation.

Peel the tomatoes, if it costs, put them in boiling water for a few minutes and so the skin will come off quickly. Cut them into very small pieces and put them in a bowl, adding the juice and the seeds. Put them in the fridge to keep them cool. Also wash and cut the green pepper into small pieces.

Pipirrana recipe from Jaén - Step 1


Prepare the mash. Peel the hard-boiled eggs, separate the whites from the yolks. In a mortar we put the garlic, a few pieces of green pepper, a little salt and the yolks of the boiled eggs.

Pipirrana recipe from Jaén - Step 2


Maja until you get a paste, everything must be well crushed. Then, add olive oil little by little and, with the mortar mallet, stir until a kind of mayonnaise is formed. It is important to use a quality virgin olive oil, since this sauce is the one that gives a good flavor to the salad.

Pipirrana recipe from Jaén - Step 3


Take out the bowl where you have the tomatoes, add the rest of the green pepper pieces, add the mash and a little more salt. Mix everything well and salt test.

Pipirrana recipe from Jaén - Step 4


Chop the egg whites and add them to the salad. Open the cans of tuna, drain the oil well and add it as well. Mix everything. Put the Jaén pipirrana in the fridge for a couple of hours so that at lunchtime it is very cool and everything has taken on the flavors.

Pipirrana recipe from Jaén - Step 5

Pipirrana de Jaén – Suggestions and other recipes

The pipirrana of Jaén is one of those home made recepies that can have many ways of preparing, because in each house it is adapted to the family tradition. The amounts of the ingredients can be varied, you can put more tuna or pepper, as well as red or green peppers, although the most common are green ones. You can also prepare it with bonito, octopus or with diced ham.

It is a perfect recipe to enjoy on a hot day and it is very good if you accompany it with bread to dip it in the sauce of this Andalusian pipirrana. To make it look especially good, we advise you to use good quality tomatoes, very ripe and juicy so that they release all the flavor in this delicious preparation.

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