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Hot Pepper Salsa Tasting Party Idea

Salsa Tasting Party with Hot Peppers

Salsa Tasting Party

If you like salsa like we do, here's an idea:
Try our Carolina Reaper Salsa Recipe and other Salsa Recipes, and make three salsas using different hot peppers for each salsa, and then have a salsa tasting party! Make 3 salsas, or more, depending on how many different types of peppers you have to taste. Dried peppers also work great for making salsas, so you can have salsa parties in the off-season months, too! :) 

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Salsa Tasting Party Recipes

You could have a Ghost Pepper Salsa, a Carolina Reaper Salsa, and a Jalapeno Salsa, for example. Or if you're ambitious, make as many salsas as the types of hot peppers you grow in your garden!  Salsa really brings out the flavor of peppers – it's amazing how fruity and delcious the Carolina Reaper can be in small doses in a salsas, it has a very different heat and flavor than if you used Jalapeño! Making a variety of salsas all using unique hot peppers will help you really taste the different flavors of super hot peppers! The tomato, lime, cilantro and onion really bring out the flavors that you can taste in addition to feeling the heat, plus you can control how hot they are by simply using less or more of the hot pepper desired. Start with a little, and add more to taste.

Salsa Tasting Party: Use Dried Peppers for Salsa Recipes
Dried Hot Peppers Work Great, too!
If you let your super hot peppers dry out, you can store them all winter long to flavor spices long after the growing season is done.

Heirloom Tomatoes:
You can also vary up your salsas by using different types of fresh or roasted Heirloom tomatoes! Roast any heirloom tomato along with some hot peppers for roasted version of our favorite salsa recipe.

Here are some of our super hot pepper seeds that would make for a fun salsa-tasting party!

Carolina Reaper Seeds - Hottest Pepper in the WorldTHE HOTTEST PEPPER FOR SALSAS: 
The Carolina Reaper is still the record-holder for being the world's hottest pepper. The Carolina Reaper has tested at over 2,200,000 Scoville heat units, which makes it the world champion for being the hottest pepper. 

There are some other peppers like the Dragon's Breath Chile that are rumored to be contenders to potentially take the crown, but they have not proven themselves just yet. Time will tell if the Reaper gets beat!

We LOVE hot peppers in salsas, and have wicked hot peppers from around the world. Check out all of our varieties of the famed Hottest Peppers in the World »

Hottest peppers in the world
The Trinidad Scorpion Butch T is a burner at 1,000,000+ Scoville units! It has a great flavor for salsas, just don't use too much! 

The Trinidad 7 Pot Chile with 1,300,000 Scoville Heat Units is named "7 pot" as it can flavor seven pots of chile or salsa. So be gentle with the amount you use! 

The Bhut Jolokia Ghost Pepper is also a super hot pepper with 1,000,000 scoville heat units. It is in our opinion one of the best tasting super hot peppers and it adds a great flavor to any salsa!

Another fun salsa pepper is the Devil's Tongue hot pepper, which is a beautiful golden yellow color and is extra super hot with 400,000 Scoville units. This is a fun one to use with yellow tomatoes or tomatillos for a super hot yellow salsa!

The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion is also a wicked beast that will provide a nice burn for any chilehead. This pepper has been officially tested at  2,009,231 Scoville Heat Units, so use it wisely!

Click below to see all of the Hottest Peppers in the World to add to your salsas, and have a Salsa Tasting at your next gathering!

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