spicy habanero citrus sauce

Spicy Orange Habanero Sauce

This habanero citrus sauce has a sweet start with a fiery spicy finish, you’ll quickly become addicted!


Thicker than a vinegary hot sauce with a velvety smooth finish, this is truly a sauce for fans of heat. Drizzle it over tacos, use it to coat chicken wings and if you really have an flame-proof tongue, eat it straight as a salsa with tortilla chips.

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spicy habanero citrus sauce

Spicy Orange Habanero Sauce

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  • Author: Jess Pryles



2 carrots

1/4 white or yellow onion, peeled

5 habanero peppers

zest & juice of 1 orange

1 clove garlic, peeled

1/4 cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons agave nectar or honey

1/4 cup white vinegar

1/4 cup water

12 teaspoons salt, to taste


  1. Peel and chop the carrots into 1″ pieces.
  2. Place a medium sized saucepan full of water over high heat and bring to boil. Add the carrots and onion and boil for 5-7 minutes. Add the peppers and boil a further 5 minutes.
  3. Drain, then add the carrot and onion to a high sided container for blending. Place the peppers on a board and remove the stems and seeds, then add to the container. You may want to use gloves for this stage to avoid chili fingers!
  4. Add in the orange zest & juice, garlic, oil, agave, vinegar, water and salt. Blend until smooth and velvety.
  5. Taste the sauce, and add more salt if necessary. If you prefer a thinner sauce, you can add additional water 1/4 cup at a time until you reach a desired consistency.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.

1 thought on “Spicy Orange Habanero Sauce”

  1. I made this recipe the quick and easy way with the ingredients minus the blender. I had spicy Anaheim peppers that I had roasted and peeled (no carrots) and used Rice wine vinegar and less water….garlic powder….all else same. Was amazing. I made mine more of an Oriental stir-fry…with a pork tenderloin and rice. Added a little Sesame ginger dressing at the end.

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