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Chilean Homemade Pebre Recipe
Chilean Homemade Pebre Recipe

Chilean pebre is a traditional recipe that is a must-have for barbecues and grills or as an accompaniment to typical Chilean dishes. It’s simple and delicious, whether ground or finely chopped.

How to make homemade Chilean Pebre?

Making Chilean pebre is a perfect combination of ingredients, including tomatoes, onions, garlic, chili peppers, cilantro, and parsley, creating an unmistakable symphony of Chilean flavors, perfect for any season.

Nutritional Information

Category: Sauces
Cuisine: Chilean
Calories: 250
Vitamins: A, B1, B2, C, E
Minerals: Calcium, Sodium
Preparation: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Chilean homemade Pebre recipe


  • 3 tablespoons of chopped parsley
  • 3 tablespoons of chopped cilantro
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 green chili pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of red chili paste (optional)
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. In a large bowl, combine the tomato, onion, garlic, parsley, cilantro, green chili pepper, chili paste (if using), oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Gently mix everything together and let it rest for about 30 minutes.
  2. Optionally, process the mixture in a blender or with an immersion blender, adjusting the seasoning if necessary.
  3. Serve the pebre in a medium-sized clay dish, accompanied by buttered homemade bread or various types of empanadas.

What does “pebre” mean?

The word “pebre” in Spanish comes from the Latin “piper,” which means pepper. It’s a typical preparation from southern Chile, made with fresh ingredients, sometimes freshly harvested, and served in a “spooned” style.

Did you know?

Mapuche communities have added elements from their own cuisine, such as cochayuyo, cuye, vinagrillo, or nalca, to accompany catutos, meats, and potatoes.


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