Yellow Chillies Substitutes

Yellow Chilies Substitutes

This article provides an overview of yellow chilies, what they taste like, their availability, alternative names, and of course what other ingredients make yellow chilies substitutes.

What are Yellow Chilies?

Yellow chilies are a variety of chili pepper that comes in a range of sizes and are yellow in color. There are a variety of types of yellow chilies, for example, the Trinidad perfume and chilly chili, both milder peppers, the Hungarian wax pepper, Lemon drop pepper, and Aji Amarillo, all medium in heat, and the Devil’s tongue pepper, Madame Jeanette pepper and Fatalii pepper, all extra hot peppers.

What do Yellow Chilies taste like?

Yellow chilies have a variety of tastes, with some kinds such as Aji Amarillo having a fruity and berry-like flavor, to others having a sweet and smoky flavor. They also have a large range of spice level, that varies dramatically between cultivars.

Are Yellow Chilies readily available in Supermarkets?

Yellow chilies in many varieties should be available in supermarkets, where they are usually found in the fresh produce section.

What are some alternative names for Yellow Chilies?

Yellow chilies are also known as Güero Chiles, from the Spanish word meaning light-skinned or blonde or as yellow capsicums.

What is a good substitute for Yellow Chilies in recipes?

Luckily, there are a number of great substitutes for yellow chilies. These include:

  • Thankfully as there are so many types of yellow chilies, you can easily substitute one variation for another, of course depending on the spice level.
  • You can also substitute for habanero peppers or Scotch Bonnet peppers if yellow is not available
  • If going in a hot dish, you can also use any general dried or ground chillis such as cayenne pepper, just keep an eye on the heat level!