With its bright green color, the Hatch green chile is instantly recognizable. They are usually about four to six inches long and curved. These hot peppers are hot but not too hot, the pride and joy of New Mexico.
Hatch peppers can range on the Scoville Scale from 1000 to 8000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). However, some can be much hotter. For comparison, jalapeños are usually between 2500 and 8000 SHU. So they are pretty similar in heat, but the average Hatch chile is milder than the average jalapeño.
These peppers are the perfect addition to a wide variety of recipes. They are popular in soups, stews, and sauces. Dips like queso, hummus, and, of course, salsa can benefit from the mild pungency and versatility of our Hatch green chile powder.