Fermented Hot Sauce

Create your own flavour of fermented hot sauce

This simple fermented hot sauce recipe is designed to help you create your own signature hot sauce flavour. Add fruit, vegetables and spice.  Make it as hot (or not) as you like it. Perfect for tacos, burritos and more!




  1. Finely chop all the vegetables and garlic in a food processor.
  2. Mix with the salt and water, then pack into a jar for fermenting. Depending on the combination of vegetables, you may need to add a bit more water to keep everything below the brine.
  3. Ferment somewhere cool for 5-14 days.
  4. When you have finished fermenting, strain the liquid into a jar for storage and discard the pulp.
  5. If you want to add additional flavours like lime juice, vinegar or sugar, do this to the liquid after fermenting.
  6. Store in the fridge and use within 6 months (for hot sauce) or 1 month (for not-so-hot sauce.)


Keywords: chili, spicy, sweet, fruit, summer, fall, traditional, gluten free, vegan, sugar-free, keto, paleo, onion, garlic, mango, not-hot sauce