An easy homemade hot sauce recipe featuring habanada peppers aka no-heat habaneros. Yep, everyone can enjoy this flavorful condiment, even if they don’t enjoy spice!
A Heatless Habanero Pepper
We are big fans of habanada peppers. Although we love our heat, there is just something nice about enjoying all of the sweet complexity of a habanero without worrying whether it will knock your socks off.
This pepper hybrid is larger in size than a habanero but still features the gorgeous bright orange color. Additionally, it also has the fruity, floral, and sweet taste of a habanero but without the kick and it can be enjoyed raw, seared, or cooked in any recipe that calls for peppers.
One easy recipe that we make frequently is Blistered Habanada Peppers. However, by using these incredible peppers for a hot sauce it enables one to enjoy the complex flavor of this seasonal pepper into the winter months. Plus, it’s absolutely delicious and tastes great on just about EVERYTHING!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- Habanada Peppers – Smoky and sweet but no heat, these peppers are amazing in this heatless hot sauce.
- Onion and Garlic – Onion and garlic amplify the savory flavors of the habanada pepper.
- Lemon Zest – Bright and citrusy, lemon zest adds brightness and a little tang.
- Agave Nectar – Although these peppers are naturally sweet. Agave nectar also helps meld the flavors together.
- Rice Vinegar – Subtle rice vinegar is not too overpowering and allows the peppers to shine. Additionally, it prolongs the shelf life of this sauce.
- White Pepper– Earthy white pepper adds just the right amount of umami that keeps you coming back for more.
- Salt – A little salt brings out all of the amazing flavors in this savory condiment.
FAQ & Habanada No Heat Hot Sauce Tips:
How should this hot sauce be stored?
- Store your hot sauce in the refrigerator for up to a month or possibly longer. Although ours never lasts that long!
Can you use another vinegar instead of rice vinegar?
- Absolutely. We like the mild taste of rice vinegar which allows the peppers to shine but you can also use white or apple cider vinegar instead.
Is there a possible substitute for the agave?
- Yes. Another liquid sweetener will work in this recipe including maple syrup or honey. Alternatively, you can also use granulated sugar but if you do, add it in while the sauté rests so it dissolves.
Tip: Make your homemade hot sauce look legit!
- We highly recommend purchasing glass hot sauce bottles for this recipe. Not only do they look professional but they are so nice for storing and using your homemade sauce.
A Flavorful Condiment for Everyone!
Enjoy this tangy and bright “hot” sauce on sandwiches, salads, stir frys, and so much more. Best yet, this is one condiment you can be heavy handed with! 😄 Enjoy!
Habanada No Heat Hot Sauce
- Prep Time: 5 min.
- Cook Time: 30 min.
- Total Time: 35 min.
- Yield: 25 oz. 1x
- Category: Condiment, Hot Sauce
- Method: Sauté, Blend
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
An easy homemade hot sauce recipe featuring habanada peppers aka no-heat habaneros. Yep, everyone can enjoy this flavorful condiment!
- 2 Tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil
- 20 Habanada Peppers (Stems Removed, Halved)
- 1 Medium Yellow Onion (Sliced)
- 4 Cloves Garlic (Peeled and Chopped)
- 2 Cups of Water
- 1 Lemon (Zest)
- 1/4 Cup Agave Nectar
- 1 Cup Rice Vinegar
- 1 tsp Ground White Pepper
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- Prepare all fresh ingredients as directed above.
- In a deep skillet, add the oil, peppers and onion. Sauté over medium heat until fragrant. Approx 5 minutes.
- Add the garlic and water. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
- Remove the skillet from the heat and add the lemon zest. Allow to rest for 15 minutes.
- After the sauté has rested, transfer it to a blender along with the rest of the ingredients.
- Blend on high until very smooth.
- Use a funnel to pour it into sterilized containers.
- Refrigerate and keep for up to one month. Enjoy!
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