Eat More Chilis

Eat More Chilies

Yellow Hot:

A variety of yellow chiles usually harvested at four to six inches long. Often mistaken for the banana chile, the Yellow Hot or Yellow Wax pepper has a hotter flavor and is a larger size. Also known as a Hungarian Wax pepper or chile, this pepper may have a hot flavor, but generally ranges from medium to hot. It is often served fresh in salads and salsas, or as a pickled appetizer. A similar stuffed food dish known as Chiles Rellenos, uses a milder pepper, such as an Anaheim. But if a more robust flavor is desired, the Yellow Wax chili pepper also works well.


The Yellow Hot pepper is generally rated between 5,000 to 8,000 Scoville Units.

Learn more about the Scoville heat scale.

Heat of Chilis