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Nigerian Pepper Mix|Ata Lilo

Nigerian pepper mix is a mixture of red bell pepper, tomatoes, scotch bonnet and onions. It is blended together till desired texture is achieved. it keeps for days in the fridge and can be stored in the freezer too 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Nigerian
Keyword: ata lilo, Nigerian dishes, Pepper Mix
Servings: 6
Author: Ajoke| My Active Kitchen


  • 4 Red bell pepper Tatashe
  • 8 medium size tomatoes substitute with 400g canned tomato plum
  • 1 large onion about 1 cup roughly chopped onions
  • Scotch bonnet (use as desired)
  • Garlic optional
  • Ginger optional


  • Rinse the ingredients above and cut to manageable chunks
  • Add the roughly chopped peppers and onions to a blender, add little water and blend till puree.
  • Use the pepper mix directly for your dishes or boil the pepper mixture over medium heat for about 10 to 20 minutes to reduce the amount of water in it. 


Nigerian pepper mix can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days when boiled and up to 6 months in the freezer