Filfil Mat'houn (Red Chile Paste)

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  • 1 Pound  red chile peppers, stems removed
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons  salt
  • 1/4 Cup  olive oil

Unlike most chile paste recipes, this one calls for fresh, not dried, chiles. It is used in many recipes, served as a condiment to accompany meats, or mixed with feta cheese or labna for a Gaza-style breakfast with flatbread.  


Pulse the peppers in a  food processor — or else grind them with a mortar and pestle — in small batches until finely ground, but not yet a paste. Add salt. Mix well. Pour into containers and cover with a layer of olive oil. Use immediately. 


Calories per serving:

110 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Kidney Friendly, Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 56g 86%
  • Carbs 40g 13%
  • Saturated 8g 38%
  • Fiber 7g 27%
  • Sugars 24g
  • Monounsaturated 40g
  • Polyunsaturated 7g
  • Protein 8g 17%
  • Sodium 2,644mg 110%
  • Calcium 66mg 7%
  • Magnesium 104mg 26%
  • Potassium 1,462mg 42%
  • Iron 5mg 28%
  • Zinc 1mg 8%
  • Phosphorus 195mg 28%
  • Vitamin A 218µg 24%
  • Vitamin C 652mg 1,086%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 22%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 23%
  • Niacin (B3) 6mg 28%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 115%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 104µg 26%
  • Vitamin E 11mg 54%
  • Vitamin K 96µg 120%
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