Banana Pepper


A long, thin pepper resembling a banana in shape and color. Banana peppers are a type of chili pepper that are sweet to moderately hot in flavor.

Banana peppers can be used to flavor a variety of dishes and are most often pickled and served on sandwiches.


Other names: Yellow Wax Pepper, Banana Chili Pepper
Translations: Μπανάνα Pepper, Bananų Pipirai, الموز الفلفل, Banán Korenie, バナナペッパー, 바나나 페퍼, Banán Pepř, Chuối tiêu, בננה פפר, Банан Пеппер, Saging Pepper, केले पेप्पर, Banana Pebre, Банан Пеппер, 香蕉辣椒, Банана паприка, Banana Pimienta, Бананите пипер

Physical Description

Banana peppers are yellow in color and small and elongated. Often pickled.

Colors: Yellow

Tasting Notes

Flavors: Sour, tangy, strong
Mouthfeel: Wet, Slippery
Food complements: Sandwiches, Salad
Wine complements: None
Beverage complements: Juice
Substitutes: Pickles

Selecting and Buying

Seasonality: january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, opctober, november, december
Choosing: Buy in a jar, already pickled. Or choose a plump, yellow, unpickled one.
Buying: They are available at grocery stores and sandwich shoppes.
Procuring: You can grow your own banana peppers in your garden, provided you live in a temperature that is moderate.

Preparation and Use

Usually, they are pickled and sliced.

Cleaning: Use warm, soapy water and rinse thoroughly.

Conserving and Storing

Store in jars to pickle.


History: They have made sandwiches more lively and flavorful throughout history.



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