Embrace FIRE! Clean Eating Tangy Hot Sauce!
There is one thing you must know about my eating habits: I love spicy food. No, I really love spicy food. My fridge is famous for being the home of a myriad of hot sauces and hot peppers, and I am literally that person who will put hot sauce on everything. I’m even known around town for it – all the restaurants I go to do my food custom to make it hot enough!
However, now that I am in competition prep, I am cutting down on my consumption of condiments, salt, and sugar, and I don’t know if you’ve read hot sauce labels, but it is nearly impossible to find hot sauce without salt as a main ingredient! Knowing full well that I wouldn’t survive without spice in my life, I had to do something.
I present to you, my first clean eating EMBRACEFIRE hot sauce!
*Please note this recipe is made according to my spice preferences – I find it to be the hotter side of mild, but please adjust the ingredients to your own spice levels.
- 1 to 1 and a half cups of white vinegar
- Mrs. Dash or other salt-free seasoning mix in Roasted Garlic/Garlic and Herb
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 large slices of lime
- 1 tbsp crushed and dried cayenne chilies WITH seeds
- 2 handfuls sliced yellow banana peppers
- Slice your chilies and peel your garlic.
(Pro-tip: smashing garlic cloves with the flat edge of a knife makes them easier to peel)
- Add 1 to 1 1/2 cups white vinegar to your Magic Bullet or blender
- Add dried ingredients (cayenne and Mrs. Dash) and blend. Pieces of the spice do not have to disappear, but the goal is to make them smaller.
- Add garlic, lime and banana peppers, and blend again until desired consistency. Mixture will blend pale orange, but as the cayenne blends down further, it will darken slightly. Because the sauce is fairly thin, I left mine with some pulp and garlic pieces still within the mixture.
- Store, and enjoy! The vinegar as a base will continue to cure the cayenne, making it stronger as time goes on.
This hot sauce is perfect for any dish! Chicken, rice, beans, as an addition to a salsa dip, or, because its made with limes, as a base for ceviche! (I don’t eat seafood, someone will have to let me how that tastes.) Heck, I would even put this in my oatmeal, or if I was not eating clean, on my ice cream! Yummm! It can also be doubled, tripled or modified at will – I know as soon as I tasted it, I made another batch right away!
Check back for more hot sauce recipes in the future!