Homemade Hot Sauce


  • 14 ounces (397 grams) cherry tomatoes, roasted
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil
  • 3 serrano peppers, deseeded and deribbed
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked salt
  • water to preference
  • pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 450F/ 232C/ Gas Mark 8. Toss the tomatoes and peppers with the olive oil (or better yet spray with an oil sprayer) and roast the cherry tomatoes and peppers on a parchment lined baking sheet for 15-20 minutes until they are browned and beginning to pop. Set them aside to cool. Wash, deseed and derib the peppers, retaining more seeds for a spicier sauce. Pour the tomatoes, peppers, garlic and salt into a blender. Add enough water to get a liquid product of your preference. More for a more liquid sauce, less for a chunkier result. Blend smooth. Boil the hot sauce in a sauce pan. Let cool, and pour into a jar and refrigerate.

Base recipe yields 30 servings of .5 oz/ 14.1g (1 tablespoon/15 ml) a piece.

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About This Recipe

Nothing is better than making something yourself- you can gurantee not only the ingredients and their sourcing, but also how the recipe fits your palette. Hot sauce is great example of a condiment that can easily be made at home specifically to your family's tastes. This recipe calls for serranos, but feel free to replace with jalapeños for a less spicy take, and to even go with less or more peppers than the recipe calls for to adjust for your personal preference. No matter how you make it- hot sauce is a must for your pantry! Buen provecho!

Recipe Macros per Serving

Protein: 0.2 gram(s)

Carbs: 0.7 gram(s)

Fiber: 0.2 gram(s)

Fat: 0.03 gram(s)

Calories: 3.3

Net Carbs: 0.5 gram(s)