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Have a taste for a little extra spice? Try this top-notch homemade peri peri sauce recipe and experiment with different flavor profiles.

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????️ What is Peri Peri Sauce?

Peri peri sauce, also known as piri piri sauce, is a complex and versatile hot sauce made from African bird's eye chiles, which are native to Mozambique. These small red chilies are also known by the name pili-pili. Peri peri is a complex and versatile sauce with roots in Africa, by way of Portuguese settlers.

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❤️ Why You'll Love This Recipe

  • Super easy to make.
  • Can be used many different ways.
  • Medium spicy. A perfect fit for true hot sauce lovers!
  • Naturally vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free and free of added sugar.

???? Ingredient Notes

Peri Peri Chiles: You can use dried or fresh peri-peri chiles (African bird's eye chilies) in this recipe. Dried chiles come out slightly spicier and smokier, and fresh chiles offer just that -- a fresher flavor.

Fresh Garlic: Fresh garlic cloves greatly complement these particular chili peppers and I do not recommend omitting them.

Olive Oil: A good quality olive oil will adds flavor and texture to this delicious sauce.

Lemon Juice: The acidity of lemon really adds additional flavor to the sauce mixture, while also cutting some of the heat.

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Fresh Cilantro: Cilantro really adds some complexity and freshness to the flavor notes and I do not recommend omitting it.

Salt: A half teaspoon salt is just enough to enhance all flavors in this recipe.

???? Instructions

  Amazing Homemade Peri Peri Sauce Recipe © Provided by MOON and spoon and yum
  1. If using dried chiles, you will soak them in boiling water prior to using. If using fresh chiles, you will skip this step.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth.
  3. Enjoy!

????How to Use Peri Peri Sauce

Salad: Mix one part perr-peri sauce with one part mayo or yogurt for a delicious salad dressing recipe.

Marinades: Peri peri sauce makes a wonderful marinade for vegetables, tofu, tempeh and more.

Dipping: Peri peri sauce makes a great dipping sauce for french fries and other fried foods.

Drizzle: Over roasted veggies, burrito bowls, tacos, nachos, wraps -- you name it!

❓FAQ

What ethnicity is peri peri sauce?

African.

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How spicy is peri peri sauce?

Peri peri sauce has a medium level of heat.

Are African bird's eye chiles the same as Thai red chilis?

No. The African bird's eye chile and Thai bird's eye chili have a lot of similarities, but are not the same chili pepper.

How long does peri peri sauce keep?

Keep peri peri sauce stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one month.

???? Top Tip

The quality of the peri-peri chiles and the olive oil can greatly impact the taste and quality of this hot sauce. If you are able, indulge in organic chiles and organic cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil for best results.

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Spice it up in the kitchen with the easy-to-make recipes in the hot sauce cookbook, including this amazing peri-peri sauce!

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Amazing Homemade Peri Peri Sauce Recipe

Have a taste for a little extra spice? Try this top-notch homemade peri peri sauce recipe and experiment with different flavor profiles.
Course Condiments
Cuisine African
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 124kcal
Author Kristen Wood

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Peri Peri Chiles

Ingredients

  • 5 dried peri peri chiles or 10 fresh
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, cover the chiles with boiling water and let sit for 10 minutes (skip this step if using fresh chiles).
  • Drain the chiles, then transfer to a blender or food processor. Add the garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, cilantro and salt. Blend until smooth, leaving a vent to allow steam to escape.
  • Enjoy right away or keep stored in the fridge for up to one month. Enjoy!

Notes

For more delicious hot sauce recipes, check out my book Hot Sauce Cookbook for Beginners. You might also like: Sambal Oelek.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ounce | Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

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