Hot Dipping Sauce


  • 2 tablespoons red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1/8 small sweet onion
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded*
  • 2 tomatillos, husks removed and cut up
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • dash salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons green jalapeno pepper jelly
  • 1-2 kiwifruits, peeled and mashed with a fork

This hot and tangy sauce can add flavor and color to almost any dish. Try it as a dip for chicken skewers, buffalo wings, or fried calamari. It also makes a fantastic glaze for baked or grilled chicken, fish, or vegetables. And of course, it can be used as a dip for chips, crackers, and other snacks.

Place the bell pepper, cilantro, onion, jalapeno pepper (seeded), tomatillos, lime juice, salt, brown sugar, and jalapeno pepper in a blender or the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Blend until the ingredients are smooth. Pour the blended mixture into a bowl and add the mashed kiwifruit. Stir until well combined. Serve as desired.

*Wear rubber gloves when seeding any hot chile pepper.

Nutritional Analysis

Per 2 tablespoons serving.

  • Calories 30;
  • Calories from fat 0;
  • Cholesterol 0;
  • Sodium 20 mg.,
  • Carbohydrate 8 gm,
  • Sugars 5 gm.,
  • Protein 0.
  • Percent of daily values: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 25%; Iron 2%