Guindilla Verde

Species: Capsicum Annuum
Flavor: –
Scoville Heat Units: 1,000-2,000 SHU
Origin: Spain
Pod size: Up to 6-inches long
Main Uses: Culinary, Ornamental


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The Guindilla pepper grows and is processed primarily in the Basque Country. It straddles the borders between France and Spain, both influencing the area’s cooking techniques.

It is often served with cheese and paired with white wine as an appetizer or snack, or used in cocktails. It is considered a spicy treat and highly valued in the Basque region. While the region loves a variety of local peppers, guindillas are among the most popular.

Peppers like these are usually picked early to be pickled in vinegar, which gives them their tangy flavor.

Guindilla Pepper Appearance

These peppers are thin and long, growing around 1.5-4 inches (4-10 cm) in length. The color is typically green to greenish-yellow. The skin is shiny and smooth with a few wrinkles.

They look a bit like a green variety of long red cayenne pepper, though milder in heat and flavor.