Field Notes

The Anaheim Chili Pepper

Name: Anaheim

Flavor Notes: Kale and Granny Smith apples

Heat Level: Low

Craving that fruity bright flavor of green chili without the wallop of heat that comes with jalapeño or serrano peppers? Anaheims are here for you. The long conical peppers are widely available fresh and canned. When grown to full maturity, the peppers turn red and are referred to as chili colorado.

We love to char them and throw them into salads, or use them raw in pico de gallo. Anaheims have very thin skins, so it takes no time at all to roast them.

Store fresh Anaheims on the counter at room temperature; they’ll keep for up to 5 days.