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5 from 9 votes

Hot Scotch Bonnet Pepper Sauce

A spicy Jamaican-style scotch bonnet pepper sauce recipe designed for the true spice lovers! This easy hot sauce recipe will add big flavor to anything it touches.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Caribbean, Jamaican
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 37kcal
Author: Kristen Wood


  • Blender


  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 6 carrots chopped
  • 2 chayotes peeled, pitted, chopped
  • 10 allspice berries about 1 teaspoon
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled
  • 1 1-inch knob fresh ginger root peeled, cut into 1/8" slices
  • 8 scotch bonnet or habanero peppers stemmed and chopped
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, combine the oil and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the carrots, chayotes, allspice, garlic, and ginger. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the allspice is fragrant.
  • Add the chiles and vinegar. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chiles soften, about 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the cooked mixture to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth, leaving a vent open to allow steam to escape.
  • Using a fine-mesh strainer, strain the mixture, reserving the liquid and discarding the solids. Let it cool to room temperature.
  • Keep stored in the refrigerator for up to one month.


Serving: 1ounce | Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3822IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.2mg