You’ll love this easy no cook hot sauce made with fresh pineapple and habanero peppers, only 5 ingredients. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. It’ll be your flavorful sidekick condiment used for breakfast to dinner.
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Ingredients and Substitutions
I used orange habanero peppers for this recipe, but you can substitute your favorite. Ghost pepper, scotch bonnet, or even scorpion pepper if you like lots of heat.
Nice in season sweet pineapple adds amazing flavor, but substitute frozen pineapple if you're in a pinch.
Want to know more about fresh pineapples? Picking, cutting, and how long they last in the fridge.
Fresh garlic cloves add a savory note to balance all the flavors. Good substitutes would be garlic powder, white onion, or green onion.
Vinegar and Salt
White vinegar and salt are added to give an extra zing of flavor and will help it keep longer in the refrigerator.
Must have tools are a small blender or food processor and disposable gloves. I recommend using gloves when making this recipe from start to finish, including cleaning and washing dishes.
No Cook Hot Sauce
Making a no cook hot sauce is quick and easy, very beginner friendly. No heating or chopping of the peppers. I’m from the Caribbean and the common or traditional way of making pepper sauce is just blending fresh ingredients with vinegar, I love this method.
Thicker or Thin
I prefer hot sauce both ways, thick or thin. If you prefer a thinner sauce use a fine sieve to remove unblended or thick skin, pulp, and seeds.
Thicker hot sauces are spicier and can be easily spooned out of a mason jar or storage container.
Thinner sauces can be less spicy and easier to pour out of a traditional hot sauce bottle.
How To Store Pineapple Habanero Sauce?
This hot sauce can be stored in an airtight bottle or container in the refrigerator for up to 3 months. If you would like to keep it longer add more vinegar to lower the acidic ph level.
How To Fill Small Hot Sauce Bottles?
I like to reuse old hot sauce or tabasco glass bottles, make sure to clean them really well before filling them.
To fill a hot sauce bottle with a small opening use a very small funnel. Honestly, for most bottles, the opening is too small to fit my smallest funnel. I like to fill a plastic zipper bag with the sauce and cut a small hole at the end of the bag. This way you can easily “funnel” or “pour” the hot sauce into the small opening of the bottle.
Step by Step Photos and Directions
- Prep the ingredients, fresh pineapple, habanero peppers, garlic cloves, salt and vinegar. Don't forget to wear disposable gloves.
2. To a food processor or small blender, add pineapple and habanero peppers.
3. Add garlic cloves, salt, and vinegar.
4. Ready to blend.
5. Blend until smooth.
6. Optional- If you prefer a thinner hot sauce, use a fine sieve or strainer.
7. Add the sauce little by little using a spoon or spatula. It will make it easier to push the finished sauce through the sieve.
8. You're ready to bottle up the hot sauce and enjoy.
Easy Pineapple Habanero Sauce
- Food Processor or Blender
- Disposable Gloves
- Glass Bowl
- Sieve or Strainer
- Spoon or Rubber Spatula
- Empty Glass Hot Sauce Bottle or Container
- Small Funnel or Zipper Bag
- ½ cup Pineapple Fresh, Frozen, or Canned (Roughly Chopped)
- 1 whole Habanero Peppers Yellow or Orange
- 2 whole Fresh Garlic Cloves (Peeled) or 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ cup White Vinegar Add extra if you would like a thinner sauce
- ½ -1 teaspoon Salt
- Place disposable gloves onto your hands. Use it throughout the whole recipe and cleaning.
- Add all ingredients into the food processor. Blend until very smooth.
- Optional - With a fine sieve and a glass bowl. Strain the sauce little by little into the bowl. Add extra vinegar if you would like a thinner sauce.
- With a very small funnel or (plastic zipper with the end cut off), place finished sauce into a glass bottle. Store in the refrigerator.
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