Habanero Hot Sauce

Habanero Hot Sauce is a classic, healthy way to kick any meal up a notch. Whether you love extra spicy or prefer just a hint of heat, this hot sauce recipe packs a punch.

Habanero Hot Sauce

This habanero hot sauce recipe blends fresh carrots, onions, garlic, vinegar, and a hint of lime juice with the habanero peppers. Use as a condiment with breakfast burritos, eggs, sandwiches, tacos, pulled pork, steak, chicken, fish, quesadillas, and more. 

 The habanero sits firmly in the extra-hot zone of the scale, Scoville rated 100,000–350,000, the habanero is 100 times hotter than a 3,500 SHU jalapeño. 

 🌶🌶Note: Please use gloves when handling Habanero peppers, and open windows when cooking peppers.

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🌶What's in Habanero Hot Sauce?

Habaneros -Don't know if you can handle the heat? use fewer habaneros....start with half the amount.

Onions - white onions are what I use but yellow can be used.

Carrots - rinsed and peeled, and roughly chopped

Vinegar - white or apple cider vinegar (sweeter taste)

Garlic -  More or fewer garlic cloves can be used according to your taste.

Salt & Sugar - Adjust to taste.

Lime juice - freshly squeezed is better, but bottled lime juice can be used.

Making Habanero Hot Sauce

  • Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add carrots, onions, and garlic to the saucepan and cook to vegetables till soft, about 10 minutes.

  • Transfer the carrot mixture to a blender or food processor. 
  • Add the habanero peppers, water, sugar, lime juice, vinegar, and salt to the blender/processor and blend until smooth.

  • Transfer the mixture to a saucepan and simmer for 3-5 minutes. Use a funnel to pour into your favorite empty bottles, wait for the hot sauce to come to room temperature, then refrigerate.

  • Habanero Hot Sauce


  • It should keep a few months easily in the fridge, or even longer
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