The first batch of hot peppers are ready to pick in the garden, and around here that means one thing: hot sauce!
My husband’s not crazy about spicy food, so I tend to cook things up mild and then douse my own plate in hot sauce. Store bought hot sauces are delicious, but did you know that it’s super simple to make your own hot sauces at home? I’ve got a roundup of hot sauce recipes coming on Friday, but I had to share this green sriracha-style hot sauce that I made last week. It was excellent!
Sriracha is a pretty thick hot sauce, so when all was said and done, this recipe reduced down a lot to make a very tiny amount of sauce. If you have enough peppers handy, I’d recommend multiplying this recipe. You could probably go up by 4X and still not fill up a half pint jar. See
Green Sriracha Sauce Recipe
- 4 large cowhorn or jalapeño peppers, stems removed and cut into large chunks
- 1 clove garlic
- 1T brown sugar
- 1/4t salt
- 1T apple cider vinegar
1. Blend all ingredients until smooth in your food processor.
2. In a small saucepan, bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Stir constantly for 5-10 minutes, or until the sauce thickens enough that it clings easily to you spoon or spatula instead of running back into the pan.
Do you have a favorite homemade hot sauce recipe? I’d love to hear it! We have a ton of hot pepper plants in the garden this year, so I’m planning to make lots of hot sauce this summer.
Hi there! My name is Becky Striepe (pronounced “stree-pee,” like “sleepy”), and I am a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. My life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Check out my new book: 40 Days of Green Smoothies!