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This homemade hot sauce recipe is so easy, quick, simple, and customizable. When you are in a pinch, it comes together very fast to top your favorite plant-based dishes.
I came up with this diy recipe when I ran out of my favorite hot sauce. It is great when you don’t have fresh peppers on hand since it uses canned peppers.
Good quality hot sauce can be very expensive especially when you get a tiny bottle. You can double this recipe and also change the ingredients easily.
Before we jump into this homemade recipe, let’s talk about how you can customize it and learn some tips.
How to make homemade hot sauce recipe
Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce
Instead of fresh peppers, I use can chipotle peppers in adobo since I always happen to have a can in my pantry. You can also add more peppers if you want it to be spicier.
Onion & Garlic
Sautéing onion and garlic before mixing the ingredients really helps boost the flavor. I like using yellow onion, but you can use white or red. You can also add more garlic cloves if you like that garlicky taste.
Adding just a little vinegar gives that tangy flavor so I recommend using white vinegar. You can use apple cider vinegar instead, that works as well.
A little bit of maple syrup really balances out the flavors but you can omit it. You can also use another sweetener of choice if you prefer.
We will be adding a small amount of arrowroot so we can thicken the sauce a bit. You can also sub for corn starch.
Smoked Paprika (optional)
Smoke paprika really works here since it gives the smoky flavor. You can sub for regular paprika but I am a big fan of smoked paprika, it makes a huge difference.
Oil & Salt
We will be cooking the onions and garlic in a little bit of oil so I used avocado oil. But you can use olive oil or coconut oil as well. In addition, always taste and adjust the salt to suit your taste.
How to make this homemade hot sauce recipe step by step
- First, you will need to dice the onion and mince the garlic to start. And then we’ll cook the onions and garlic until soft and fragrant.
- Next, we will transfer the cooked onions and garlic into a blender or a food processor. Add the rest of the ingredients into the blender as well and blend until smooth.
- Now, you can transfer the liquid to the same pan that you used for sauteing the onions and garlic and then cook for a few minutes. The sauce will thicken up so cook until you reach the desired consistency.
When it cools down, you can store it in a bottle or a container.
HOW TO USE THIS HOT SAUCE
You can put this delicious homemade sauce on top of so many dishes but here are some ideas:
TIPS & VARIATIONS
- If the homemade sauce is too thick, you can add some water to thin it.
- If the sauce is too watery, add more arrowroot or cornstarch.
- Always adjust to taste, add more salt if needed.
How to store homemade hot sauce
You can store it in the fridge for about 3 to 4 days. I find it also tastes better when it has a chance for flavors to marinade.
It takes less than 10 minutes to make this recipe so it comes together fast. It is also:
- And perfect for topping your favorite plant-based dishes!
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So did you make this recipe? I’d love for you to leave a comment and rate the recipe. You can also share your photo of the recipe on Pinterest and tag me on Instagram using @avocadocentric or #avocadocentric! xo, SelinPrint
This homemade hot sauce recipe is so easy, quick, simple and customizable. When you are in a pinch, it comes together very fast to top your favorite plant-based dishes.
- 1/4 onion (diced)
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 2 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
- 2 tbsp adobo sauce (scoop it from the can)
- 1/2 tsp arrowroot or corn starch
- 1 cup of water
- 1 tsp avocado oil (sub for olive oil or coconut oil)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp white vinegar (sub for apple cider vinegar)
- 1 tsp smoked paprika (optional)
- Heat the oil in a medium-size pan over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the onion and garlic. Sautee for a few minutes until soft.
- Add the sauteed onions and garlic, water, salt, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, arrowroot, smoked paprika (optional), maple syrup, and white vinegar into a blender or food processor and then blend until smooth.
- Add the liquid into the pan that you used for sauteing the onions and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes until the sauce is thick on medium heat.
- When you reach the desired consistency, turn off the heat, cool, and transfer it over to a bottle or container.
If the sauce is too thick, add some water to thin it.
If the sauce is too watery, add more arrowroot or cornstarch.
Always adjust to taste, add more salt if needed.
- Serving Size: 10
- Calories: 12
- Sugar: 0.6g
- Sodium: 16.3mg
- Fat: 0.5g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 1.1g
- Fiber: 0.1g
- Protein: 0.1g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
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