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Fermented Hot Sauce Recipe

This easy to make Habanero Hot Sauce recipe is fermented for extra probiotic power and gut healing goodness! This spicy and healthy delight is packed full of habanero peppers, jalapeño peppers, garlic and its secret ingredient of carrots for that extra touch of natural sweetness and vibrancy. It is addictively delicious, complements a wide variety of dishes, and has the perfect spicy kick!
Prep Time10 mins
Fermentation Time3 d
Total Time3 d 10 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 32
Calories: 18kcal
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 2 habanero peppers stems removed
  • 2 jalapeño peppers stems removed and halved
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup baby carrots or regular carrots roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt or pink salt + 1/2 teaspoon for last step
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar optional


  • In a high speed blender or food processor, combine peppers, garlic, carrots and 1 tsp salt.
  • Pulse until all is coarsely blended (see step-by-step photos above in post).
  • Place into a jar and cover with 3/4 cup water.
  • Cover with a cheesecloth or loose lid, and place at room temperature away from direct sunlight for 3 days (If using a lid, open once a day to release pressure).
  • After 3 days, pour the entire contents into a food processor or blender alongside oil, vinegar, sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Blend until desired texture is achieved.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg