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Habanero Hot Sauce

A spicy habanero hot sauce recipe made with fiery roasted habanero peppers and plenty of garlic, ideal for spicing up your favorite foods.


  •     10 habanero peppers, seeded, halved
  •     6 cloves garlic, smashed
  •     2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  •     1 cup carrot (120 g), chopped
  •     1 onion, chopped
  •     1 ½ teaspoons salt
  •     2 cups water (240 mL)
  •     ¼ cup lime juice (60 mL)
  •     ¼ cup white vinegar (60 mL)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425˚F (220˚C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the habanero peppers and garlic on the baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and toss with tongs to coat. NOTE: Do not touch the peppers with your bare hands.
  3. Roast for 10 minutes, until the edges of the peppers are brown.
  4. Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to a large pot over high heat. Add the carrot, onion, and salt. Cook for 4 minutes, until the vegetables are tender and glossy.
  5. Add the water, lime juice, white vinegar, and the roasted peppers and stir. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the pot from the heat and let cool.
  7. Pour the vegetable mixture into a blender and puree until smooth.
  8. Using a funnel, pour the sauce into a bottle or jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  9. Enjoy!
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