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Sugar Free Hot Pepper Sauce

sugar free hot pepper sauce

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This sugar free hot pepper sauce will perk up any dish and is packed full of heat. Only a few drops are needed to spice up your meat, fish and vegetables.

Making a low carb hot pepper sauce is easy but it will vary on your own personal preference and taste. You may need to play with the balance of heat and spice for your own taste. I use scotch bonnet peppers which are very hot but have a slight sweet fruitiness.

hot sauce made with scotch bonnet peppers

This is not a keto chilli sauce. It is hot with a capital “H” and not for the faint hearted. However, appealing the bright sauce may look as it sits in a dipping dish, taste it with caution as scotch bonnet peppers are very hot. The bright yellow colour comes from the turmeric and mustard. Colours of hot pepper sauce can vary from red, an orangey brown and yellow depending upon the ingredients used.


A hot pepper sauce is a way of life in the Caribbean. It will be on most restaurant tables as a condiment and some people carry a small bottle of hot sauce with them when out too. As well as a selection of hot sauces in our supermarkets, many islanders make their own with a lot of debate as to who has the best hot pepper sauce recipe.

Hot sauce recipes will vary from island to island. Rather much like rum punches. If you want to see me splutter with outrage and launch into a lecture, ask me for a Caribbean rum punch! There is no such recipe! There is a Barbados rum punch recipe, a Jamaican Rum punch recipe and so on.

sugar free hot pepper sauce

This easy hot sauce is served with everything. Meat, fish, vegetables and even a cheese platter. It has a slightly water consistency and drops can be added to a mayonnaise or a dip to spice up your meal. Only a few drops of this sugar free hot pepper sauce are needed to take a dish to another spice sensation.

I love this spicy sauce with a grilled cheese sandwich, especially if the cheese used is a bland Cheddar. A small teaspoon of this hot sauce gives an extra flavour and a bit of spice to it.


The first step to making this sugar free hot pepper sauce is to put a pair of gloves on. If you are using scotch bonnet peppers you need to handle them with gloves. I handle most chilli peppers with gloves due to previous experience of rubbing my eye and nose with my hands after cutting chilli peppers. And I had washed my hands too!

gloves needed for handling scotch bonnet peppers

Once the peppers are roughly chopped with the seeds removed, place the remaining ingredients in a blender and blitz. Adjust the taste if need be by adding low carb sweetener and vinegar. Although I use powdered turmeric for this recipe, you could use fresh turmeric.

As this sauce is vinegar based, there is no need to store in the fridge and it will keep for weeks.


Sugar Free Hot Pepper Sauce

A spicy sauce made with hot peppers for a touch of heat to your food.
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Course: Sauces
Cuisine: Caribbean
Keyword: Easy Sauces
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 whole recipe
Calories: 94kcal
Author: Angela Coleby


  • 10 Scotch Bonnet Peppers
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 inch ginger, fresh peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 3 teaspoons erythritol low carb sweetener
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Wearing gloves, deseed the peppers and roughly chop.
  • Place the peppers in a blender and add the remaining ingredients
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Taste test and adjust the spices, vinegar and sugar to taste. Heat can be reduced by adding vinegar.
  • Pour into a sterilised glass bottle or jar and seal.
  • As this sauce is vinegar based, there is no need to store in the fridge and it will keep for weeks.


The recipe nutrition is for the WHOLE recipe.  The total recipe makes about 50 teaspoons.
The net carbs will be the total carb count minus the fibre count. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols.
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Serving: 1whole recipe | Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.4g | Protein: 3.5g | Fat: 1.4g | Fiber: 5.3g
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