What to do with leftover red chillies

Small and fiery red chillies add heat and flavour to a variety of dishes. Discover recipes to use up the chillies you have leftover in exciting and inventive ways.

What to do with leftover red chillies

Recipes using red chillies 

How to use up leftover red chillies 

  • Chilli salsa. Whizz whole red chillies in a food processor with large bunches of fresh herbs (basil, coriander, oregano, mint and parsley work well). Add 1-2 tbsp olive oil, and lemon juice, sugar and salt to taste. Use to top grilled meat or fish, or stir through yoghurt and serve as a dip.
  • Arrabbiata sauce. In a pan, fry 2 chopped garlic cloves in a little olive oil. Add 2 tins chopped tomatoes and finely sliced red chillies to taste. Season and simmer for 20-30 minutes over a medium heat. Toss with cooked pasta, then serve scattered with chopped fresh parsley and grated parmesan.

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