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Hot Piquín Pepper Powder

More than a recipe, this is just a process to make your own hot dry pepper powder, one that you can also use not just for the fruits, salsas, and Mexican stews, but for your own cooking creations. Hot Piquín Pepper Powder Sprinkled over Fruit, another Street Food from Mexico.
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Mexican
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 tsps
Calories 1kcal


  • Seasonal Fruits like watermelon pineapple, mangos in the Summer or Oranges in the winter.
  • ½ cup of Chile Pequin Dried *
  • Lime juice to add to your fruit
  • 1 tablespoon of Salt


  • Place the dry peppers in a mortar, Molcajete, or spice grinder and grind until it forms a fine powder-like mixture.
  • Add salt and mix. Sprinkle over the fruit of your choice with lime juice and enjoy!


* If Piquín pepper is not available in your area, use any other dry spicy pepper. Some ethnic stores carry Thai or Indian dry peppers.
* This mix will also be a great addition to your next barbecue spicy rub or as a substitute for cayenne pepper powder.


Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6977mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 66IU