No Salt Hot Sauce Recipe
Posted on 01 September 2018
So if you're like us, you like to put Hot Sauce on EVERYTHING. If you're worried about your salt intake, and you like vinegar, this No-Salt Hot Pepper Vinegar Sauce is great on food and doesn't add any salt to your diet! It's a great way to spice things up with great flavor without sodium.
Sandia Seed's No-Salt Hot Sauce Recipe:
- 1 glass bottle with cap or cork
- 1 cup of hot peppers (roughly, use any type of hot pepper, such as Goat Horns, or Cayenne Peppers . You can even use super hot peppers like the Carolina Reaper if you want really spicy pepper vinegar sauce!)
- Vinegar such as White Wine Vinegar (enough to fill jar, you can fill jar, and pour into pot to measure, any vinegar you want to use will work, so try out Apple Cider vinegar or Rice Vinegar for an Asian twist.)
- 1 tablespoon black peppercorns (optional)
4-6 cloves garlic, chopped (optional)
In a non-reactive pot such as a stainless steel, ceramic, or metal cookware with enamel coating, bring your vinegar to a simmer, being careful to not boil. Rinse enough peppers to fill the bottle, removing stems if preferred, and either chop them up into strips to fit into the jar, or you can cut a small slit with a knife in each of the peppers so that the vinegar can permeate the peppers to bring out the spice. Stuff all of the peppers, garlic and black peppercorns into the bottle, then fill the bottle with the hot vinegar. We like to use old empty hot sauce jars that we disinfected with boiling water first.
Now you can add spice and flavor to any meal with this no-salt Hot Pepper Vinegar sauce – it lasts for a long time, just top off with more vinegar over time and your jar will last for months.
Bonus: because it's so acidic, you don't need to refrigerate this no-salt vinegar hot pepper sauce (although we do as we have room). You can store it out of light and excessive heat and you'll be enjoying it for many months to come. This is a great way to use up some of your hot peppers during harvest time to preserve them for later use. These hot sauce pepper vinegar jars also make great gifts! Especially for those in your life that are watching their salt intake.