If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy your favorite food this fall, the hatch green chile season is upon us. From roasted green chiles to hummus, there are a number of delicious options to choose from. From grilled chicken to sweet lime cookies, a Hatch chile recipe is sure to please. The first Hatch green chile season will be in August, so if you’re craving some spicy food, there are several things to try. This month, you can even sign up for cooking classes at Central Market. This month, you can also enjoy Hatch chile relleno tacos at Resident Taqueria, which will offer a special menu of these hot peppers stuffed with mozzarella and topped with warm salsa ranchera and Cotija cheese.
To prepare a Hatch chili salsa, combine heirloom tomatoes, onion, garlic, lime juice, cilantro, and salt. Set aside in a covered bowl for about 20 minutes or until the chilies are soft. If using them immediately, they’ll keep for several days. To extend the season, you can cook the chiles a day ahead. Alternatively, you can make the salsa ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until the season’s end.
In addition to preparing your own roasted Hatch chile peppers, you can also buy frozen chiles. These peppers keep well and are very delicious. If you can’t wait until hatch green chile season in 2022, you can order them online from some specialty retailers. Some retailers will even roast them for you if you’re unable to make it to the Hatch Valley during this season.