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Salt-Free Hot Sauce

Salt-Free Hot Sauce

Prep: 5 min
Cook: 25 min
Total: 1 hr
Servings: 100

For the spice and heat without the salt found in most bottled hot sauces, look no further than this recipe. The type of chiles you use will determine the heat level of the sauce. Whole food, oil-free, by Nutrition Facts.

Author NutritionFacts
Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients & Directions

Recipe Ingredients


Yield: 1 Container of Hot Sauce (100 Servings)
Needed Kitchenware: Saucepan, blender or food processor, glass jars or bottles
  • 12 oz fresh hot chiles
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • ½-1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup of water
Recipe Directions


  • Using protective gloves to prepare your chiles, discard the stems, cut in half lengthwise, discard the seeds, and chop.
  • In a saucepan, combine the chiles, onion, garlic, and ¼ cup of water. Cook over high heat, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes. Lower the heat to medium-high, add 1¾ cups of water, and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the chiles are very soft and the water is reduced by about half. Remove from the heat and let the mixture to cool to room temperature.
  • Transfer the cooled mixture to a food processor and process until very smooth. Add ½ cup of the apple cider vinegar and process to blend. Taste the sauce and add more of the veingar, if desired, according to your taste. Transfer the hot sauce into a clean glass jar or bottle, secure with an airtight lid, and keep refrigerated.

The type of chiles you use will determine the heat level of the sauce.

Be sure to use rubber gloves when handling the chiles and do not touch your eyes, mouth, nose, or ears.

Recipe nutrition

Nutritional Information

Yield: 1 Container of Hot Sauce
Servings: 100
Information per serving:
Energy: 2.2 kcal
Carbohydrate: 0.4 g
Protein: 0.1 g
Fiber: 0.1 g
Sugar: 0.2 g
Fat: 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsatured Fat: 0 g
Omega-3: 0 g
Omega-6: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Choline: 0.5 mg 0% DV
Folate: 0.9 µg 0% DV
A: 32.4 IU 1% DV
B1: 0 mg 0% DV
B2: 0 mg 0% DV
B3: 0 mg 0% DV
B5: 0 mg 0% DV
B6: 0 mg 2% DV
B12: 0 mg 0% DV
C: 5 mg 7% DV
D: 0 IU 0% DV
E: 0 mg 0% DV
K: 0.5 µg 1% DV
Calcium: 0.9 mg 0% DV
Copper: 0 mg 1% DV
Iron: 0 mg 0% DV
Magnesium: 1 mg 0% DV
Manganese: 0 mg 1% DV
Phosphorus: 2.1 mg 0% DV
Potassium: 13.9 mg 0% DV
Selenium: 0 µg 0% DV
Sodium: 0.4 mg 0% DV
Zinc: 0 mg 0% DV

Please note nutritional information varies dependent on agricultural conditions, consistency in manufacturing processes, and honesty in reporting. We cannot accurately report on the amount of harmful chemicals or beneficial plant constituents that might be present in these ingredients. We cannot report on the content of material added during the cooking process. We cannot guarantee if the vitamins present are natural or synthetic. We make no guarantees to the accuracy of this information and continue to suggest purchasing organic, high-quality, fresh ingredients from local, trusted sources. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet and values come regulated from the FDA. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your needs.

This recipe can be found in the How Not to Diet Cookbook

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Recipe attribution: Excerpted from THE HOW NOT TO DIET COOKBOOK: 100+ Recipes for Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss by Michael Greger. Copyright © 2020 by Michael Greger. Reprinted with permission from Flatiron Books. All rights reserved.

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