Crushed Calabrian Chili Paste

Product Weight:
6.7 oz.


Grown and harvested in Calabria, Italy, these small hot peppers are chopped into a paste and packed in extra virgin olive oil. Spicy calabrian chili paste is a staple in this southern Italian region’s cuisine and a trending ingredient in restaurants and on social media.

  • Grown in Calabria, Italy.
  • Packed in extra virgin olive oil.
  • Versatile ingredient to have in your kitchen to add heat to any recipe.
  • All natural, non-gmo, vegetarian and vegan.
  • 100% Italian sourced ingredients.

Kitchen Tips

Pizza topping, tomato sauce enhancer, spice up your chili. Make a marinade for meats, chicken, shrimp and veggies. Add to Marinated Garlic for a spicy healthy snack. A spicy condiment to sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs. Top or mix in with hummus.

The oil is just as good as the peppers! Save the oil to spice up your recipes. Drizzle on eggs, pizza, pasta, crusty bread.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is calabrian chili paste? Calabrian chili paste is made from crushing hot calabrian chili peppers and combining with oil. 

Where does calabrian chili paste come from? Calabrian chili paste comes from the Calabrian chili pepper which is grown and harvested in the Calabria region of Southern Italy. 

Is calabrian chili paste hot? Calabrian chili peppers, which the paste is made from, are hot, ranging from 25,000 to 40,000 Scoville units. For reference, a jalapeno has a Scoville rating of 2,500 to 8.000 units. Calabrian chili paste is slightly less hot than the whole pepper because of the addition of oil and spices. 

What does calabrian chili paste taste like? Calabrian chili paste has been described as smoky, spicy, fruity, and salty. 

What is a substitute for calabrian chili paste? Substitutes for calabrian chili paste can include: crushed red pepper flakes, habanero, jalapeno, sriracha hot sauce, sambal oelek, and spicy tomato paste.  

How do you make your own calabrian chili paste? Start with DeLallo Whole Calabrian Chili Peppers in Oil, and grind them in a food processor and slowly add oil.

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