Belizean Habanero Hot Sauce

Belizean Habanero Hot Sauce

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine September/October 2013

This bright orange hot sauce recipe is perfect for spicing up eggs, soups and seafood. To cut the heat, use a little more carrot or fewer habanero peppers. Scotch bonnet peppers can be substituted.

Ingredients 24 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 fresh habanero chiles, stems and seeds removed, chopped
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


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  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Add carrots and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the carrots are soft, about 10 minutes.
  2. Carefully pour the mixture into a blender; let stand to cool slightly, about 5 minutes. Add habaneros, lime juice and salt; blend until smooth.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months. Stir before serving.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 tablespoon
  • Per serving: 9 calories; 1 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 1 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 2 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 466 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 2 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 51 mg sodium; 20 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 0

Reviews 3

April 20, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
I Stand Corrected - This is EXCELLENT I put out the review below me. I have since made this salsa 3 more times, and shared with many people. They have ALL raved about the exciting, fresh flavor. The reason it wasn't so spicy is because I removed the seeds and the veins. The next batches I removed the seeds and left the veins. It was spicy to my heart's content. Pros: Flavor Cons: None
March 06, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Habaneros? It was not spicy whatsoever. I was disappointed. I only bought three chiles. maybe next time I will add 2 more. Pros: color Cons: no other color
October 19, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Good, but thinner that the photo leads one to believe When I followed the recipe it turned out very thin. I would use less water next time. I ended up putting in more than a cup of chopped carrot to thicken it up a bit. It is tasty, though. And very spicy! It's very good mixed with sour cream or plain yogurt for a dipper. Pros: The hot and fruity taste of the habanero shines Cons: The sauce is a little too thin