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Carolina Reaper Salsa Recipe

Carolina Reaper Salsa Recipe


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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 worry, it won't last long! It's addictive stuff. 

You can also make this hot salsa recipe with any fresh or dried peppers if you don't have any fresh Reapers!

RECIPE INGREDIENTS:

3-4 Large Fresh Tomatoes
(use any fresh Heirloom Tomatoes
)

~or~ 
1 Large (28oz) can Organic Whole Tomatoes 
or 2 cups of Fresh Tomatoes

1/2 Cup - Fresh Cilantro leaves (use as much as you'd like)

Small slice of a Carolina Reaper
~or~
1/2 Tsp of Dried Reapers or Carolina Reaper Powder
(more if you dare!)  Note: You can also use ANY fresh or dried peppers for this recipe (Jalapenos, Santa Fe Grande Peppers, Cayenne Peppers, Habanero Peppers, Thai Hot Peppers, Red Cherry Hot Peppers, Ghost Peppers, Trinidad Scorpion Peppers, you name it!)


1/2 Onion (diced, optional: soak in cold water 20+ minutes to sweeten)
2-6 Garlic Cloves
Fresh Lime Juice (1 lime)
1 Teaspoon of Sugar
Teaspoon of Cumin & Chile Powder to your taste
Salt & Pepper

Process everything (excluding onions) in a food processor.
Add onions at end and blend for just a second so the onions stay chunky. 
Put in the fridge for an hour+ for flavors & spice to develop.

We used a small dried piece of Carolina Reaper
for our recipe, it doesn't take much! 

Grow Carolina Reaper for your next batch of salsa:

Carolina Reaper Seeds


This salsa is also great with the Yellow version of the Carolina Reaper!
Have you grown the new Yellow Carolina Reaper
 This Yellow Reaper is a natural variant of the famous red Carolina Reaper. It is beautiful with its bright yellow skin, that is smoother and thicker than its cousin - but just as hot!
Learn more »

Yellow Carolina Reaper Seeds

*All Hot Peppers Work in this Recipe!
You can use any hot pepper or super hot peppers in this recipe, anything from Jalapeños to Ghost Peppers. Add as much (or as little) of the peppers as desired for heat. We like to add a little bit of the super hots (like the Reaper), and then add a little more if it's not hot enough. Note, often this salsa gets hotter after refrigeration overnight.

Salsa Tasting Party Idea:
It would be fun to make three salsas using this recipe but using three (or more) different hot peppers for each salsa, and then have a salsa tasting party! :) It's amazing how fruity the Carolina Reaper can be, a very different heat and flavor than if you used Jalapeño! It's fun to really taste the different flavors of super hot peppers in salsas, the tomato, lime, cilantro and onion really bring out the flavors that you can taste in addition to feeling!

Enjoy this spicy Carolina Reaper salsa with tortilla chips or on tacos!

Carolina Reaper Salsa Recipe

Dried peppers are delicious in Salsas!

We like using dried hot peppers like this Carolina Reaper in the winter months, long after the fresh pods were picked. Drying hot peppers is a great way to preserve the harvest to enjoy year-round!
 
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