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.
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.