Perfect Hatch Chile Pickin’ & Roasting


The tapered green chiles known as Hatch chiles are exclusively grown in the farmlands of Hatch, New Mexico. Hatch chiles are in season from late summer to early fall and are a beloved pepper for chile fans due to their robust and spicy flavor.

Perfect Pickin’

When it comes to picking the perfect Hatch chiles, keep your eyes peeled for firm, smooth peppers with no blemishes, soft spots or wrinkles. Once picked, wrap unwashed Hatch chiles in a paper towel, place in a sealed container and refrigerate. They should keep for up to 14 days.

Video Description: When selecting a perfectly ripened Hatch chile look for produce that is firm and smooth with no blemishes, soft spots of wrinkles. Check out the rest of the article for more Hatch chile tips and recipes.

Did you know?

These peppers have no cholesterol and are low in fat and sodium. Hatch chiles are also good sources of vitamin C and A. The best part about Hatch chiles is their spicy heat created by capsaicin, which is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties.


Hatch chiles are delicious with beans, beef, chicken and eggs. They complement flavors found in citrus and spices such as basil, cilantro and oregano. Check out the below recipes packed with your favorite Hatch chile flavors.