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  1. Carolina Reaper Powder Recipe If you grow Carolina Reapers, you probably aren't going to eat them whole. They're way too hot! While Carolina Reapers can't kill you, using too much can definitely make your head feel like it's burning off! So, since a little bit goes a long way, we think the best way to preserve our Carolina Reaper chile pepper harvest for year-round use is by drying out your chiles and making Carolina Reaper Powder! Here is our Carolina Reaper Powder Recipe – it's easy to make powder an...
  2. No Salt Hot Sauce Recipe So if you're like us, you like to put Hot Sauce on EVERYTHING. If you're worried about your salt intake, and you like vinegar, this No-Salt Hot Pepper Vinegar Sauce is great on food and doesn't add any salt to your diet! It's a great way to spice things up with great flavor without sodium. Sandia Seed's No-Salt Hot Sauce Recipe: 1 glass bottle with cap or cork 1 cup of hot peppers (roughly, use any type of hot pepper, such as Goat Horns, or Cayenne Peppers . You ...
  3. Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Recipe Fresh Tomatillo Salsa (Salsa Verde) with Chimayo Peppers Mix up a batch of this Tomatillo salsa (also known as Salsa Verde) and it's sure to be a hit! With fresh Tomatillos, a couple fresh Chimayo chiles or Jalapeños or any hot pepper, plus 2-4 fresh garlic cloves, chopped onion, salt, pepper, fresh cilantro and cumin, this is a fresh salsa that you'll love. Tomatillos (as many ripe ones as you can pick – a bowl's worth or more) 1/2 Sweet White or Purple Onion, diced (rinse and...
  4. Homegrown Chile-Garlic Sauce Recipe Homegrown Chile-Garlic Sauce Recipe: 1 Cup Hot Peppers (choose any red peppers* you want, mix and match!)6-8 cloves garlic, chopped2 Tbsp sesame oil2 tablespoon sugar or maple syrup4 tablespoons white vinegarSalt and pepper as desired Add everything to a food processor to process until smooth. Put pepper mix into a small non-reactive pot and heat to simmer for about 10 minutes. Let it cool, then put into a small jar and refrigerate for at least a couple hours before using to let the flavors ...
  5. Egg Salad with Green Chile Recipe HAPPY EASTER! If you're like us, you eat green chile everyday. Here's a great way to use up your dyed Easter eggs in these two delicious green chile recipes: EGG SALAD WITH GREEN CHILE RECIPE: 1/2 cup Diced green chiles 4-6 large hard-cooked eggs, mashed1⁄4 cup mayonnaise2 tablespoons green onions, sliced1⁄4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce1/3 cup of Diced Celery (optional for crunch!) Mix together and spread on bread or bagels for a spicy twist on an egg salad sandwich! ALTERNATIVE N...
  6. Carolina Reaper Salsa Recipe Sandia Seed's Carolina Reaper Salsa Recipe This is the hottest salsa you can make with the world's hottest pepper, the wicked Carolina Reaper! Of course, if you like to taste your salsa, you can also add less of the reaper to this recipe. We like to add some, then add more after tasting until we get it just right. Remember, it can also get hotter overnight! We like to make a big batch of this salsa and refrigerate it for snacking on anytime with chips or on tacos, but don't worr...
  7. Simple Pickled Banana Peppers Recipe Simple Pickled Banana Peppers Recipe Growing some of our delicious Sweet Banana Pepper seeds or any of our other Wax Peppers? Use this recipe for a simple way to store them a little longer, though they still never last long in our fridge! We like to add some Jalapeños or other hot peppers for heat. :) Yield: 1-2 Jars 1 pound Sweet Banana Peppers, washed and sliced. You can also use other Wax Peppers such as our sweet Sweet Hungarian Wax Peppers or our spicy Hot Hungarian Wax Peppers in this ...
  8. Jalapeño Pickles Recipe These simple pickles are spicy and delicious! We always love adding lots of fresh sliced Jalapeños from the garden to transform cucumbers into spicy pickles! Jalapeño Pickles Recipe 10-20 Cucumbers (about 6 pounds) 6+ Jalapenos, sliced (or any hot peppers!) 6 cups (500 mL) white vinegar 6 cups (500 mL) water 5 tablespoons (25 mL) pickling salt 6 heads fresh dill or 8 teaspoons dill seeds (20 mL) 6+ small cloves garlic Several fresh leaves from Grape, Raspberry, Blackberry or Horseradish lea...
  9. Hatch Chile Recipes Because we grow our own Hatch chiles from seed, we love collecting Hatch Chile recipes – there are so many it's hard to list them all here! Check out our Recipes page, and our Blog which is packed with recipes. We also have a Pinterest board of Hatch Chile recipes that we're collecting, there are lots of recipes, everything from Hatch Chile Sauce to Hatch Chile Hummus to Hatch Chile Verde to Hatch Chile Relleno Casseroles.... YUM! Below is one of our favorite Hatch chile stew recipes:...
  10. Vinegar Pepper Sauce Recipe Vinegar Pepper Sauce Recipe: 1 glass bottle with cap or cork 1 cup of peppers - dried or fresh(roughly, use any type of hot pepper, such as cayennes or goat horns) Vinegar such as White Wine Vinegar (enough to fill jar, you can fill jar, and pour into pot to measure, any vinegar you want to use will work!) 1 tablespoon black peppercorns (optional) 4-6 cloves garlic, chopped (optional) In a non-reactive pot (such as stainless steel, ceramic, glass or metal cookware with enamel...
  11. Gazpacho Recipe with Peppers This is a great Gazpacho recipe for using up some of your fresh peppers and tomatoes! Gazpacho Recipe 2 cucumbers, halved & seeded, unpeeled4-8 peppers, cored and seeded (mix sweet pepper varieties such as Purple Bell Peppers, Giant Marconis, or even some roasted green chiles are delicious!)1 Jalapeño, seeded, finely diced (if spice is desired)8 tomatoes (plum, or any tomatoes you have)1 red or white onion4+ garlic cloves, minced23 ounces tomato juice (3 cups)Fresh Juice of 1 Lemon + ...
  12. Pickled Jalapeños Recipe Here's a great recipe to use some of your Jalapeños (or any hot peppers) from your garden: Pickled Jalapeños 15 large Jalapeños, remove stems and slice2 Garlic Cloves, peeled and chopped1 cup Distilled White Vinegar1 cup Filtered Water2 tablespoons Kosher Salt1 Leaf from Raspberry, Horseradish or Grape1-4 tablespoons Sugar to taste (optional, we leave it out!) In a pot add garlic, water, vinegar, salt and sugar. Heat to a boil and stir to dissolve the salt and sugar. Add Jalape...
  13. Red Chile Sauce Recipe RED CHILE SAUCE from New Mexico Red chile sauce is the best thing ever on a cold January winter day. Make this recipe with your dried red chiles from last seasons harvest of Guajillo Chile and Hatch Red Hot Chile. Grow oregano and onions alongside your peppers this year! Yield: Makes about 2 1/2 cups ACTIVE TIME: 1 hr TOTAL TIME: 1 hr INGREDIENTS 2 ounces whole dried Hatch Red Hot chiles (12) 1 ounce whole dried Guajillo chiles (6) 4 cups boiling-hot water 3 tablespoons finely choppe...
  14. One of our Favorite Salsa Recipes Sandia Seed's Favorite Salsa Recipe 3-4 Large Fresh Tomatoes such as the Abe Lincoln Heirloom TomatoOR 1 Large (28oz) can Whole Tomatoes 1/2 Cup - Fresh Cilantro leaves (use as much as you like)1-2 Jalapenos (I leave in the seeds and rinds to make it spicier)1-2 Green Chiles (any variety, roasted & peeled is always nice!)1/2 Onion (diced, soak in cold water 20+ minutes to sweeten)1-2 Garlic ClovesFresh Lime Juice (1 lime)Teaspoon of Cumin, Chili Powder, and Hot Pepper Flakes to you...
  15. Hot Pepper Sauce Recipe - Quick & Easy! Here is a quick and easy hot pepper sauce recipe: Hot Pepper Sauce Recipe 1.5 cups of Red Hot Peppers (try Fresno, Cayenne, Hot Portugal)5 cloves of Garlic1/4 cup chopped onions or shallots2 teaspoons of Salt1 cup VinegarRemove stems, cut peppers in half lengthwise, remove seeds and ribs IF desired to reduce heat, chop. Add all ingredients to a medium sauce pan, bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover to simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Let cool off for about 15 minutes, then add to a blender ...
  16. Green Chile Thanksgiving Recipes Here are a few of our favorite Green Chile Thanksgiving Recipes that will spice up your day of thanks with family and friends. These twists on some Thanksgiving classics will surely be the favorite dishes on the table this year! Hatch Green Chile Gravy Recipe »What are mashed potatoes without gravy? This spicy green chile gravy is the perfect compliment to homemade mashed potatoes. You can also go Christmas-style at Thanksgiving and make our classic Red Chile Sauce recipes below to also p...