Pintxo Gilda (Basque Pepper, Olive, and Anchovy Skewers)


Gilda skewers are one of the most famous Basque pintxos (tapas). In Spain, they are made with anchovies, mancanilla olives (ideally stuffed with anchovies), and pickled piparra peppers, a Basque pepper, which are hard to find here. Use pepperoncini instead.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
12 skewers


  • 12 green Manzanillo olives, pitted

  • 12 short skewers

  • 12 oil-packed anchovy fillets

  • 12 pepperoncini


  1. Thread 1 olive onto a skewer. Thread the end of 1 anchovy fillet onto the skewer and add a piece of pepperoncini. Thread the other end of the anchovy fillet onto the skewer, wrapping around the pepper. Repeat with remaining olives, anchovies, and pepperoncini.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

18 Calories
1g Fat
1g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 18
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 820mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 25mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.