Make Your Own Hot Sauce



Written by Michelle T.M. Lee.
Photography by Mieko Horikoshi.
Our team at edible Hawaiian Islands loves to eat and support local. Breakfast meetings are a favorite way to begin the day. We wanted to show how fun and easy it is to make your own hot sauce because, when dining on a breakfast of local eggs and farm-fresh veggies, the last thing we want to see on the table is a bottle of hot sauce from a foreign land.
Here is a basic recipe using locally grown chilies. You can select any chilies you like and even add some fresh tomatoes to tone down the heat.
Course: Side Dish
Author: Michelle T.M. Le


  • Blender
  • Mason Jars or Any Glass Container
  • Medium Size Pot


  • 1 lb. Fresh Locally Grown Chilies (Sliced With Stem and Membrane Removed)
  • 1 tsp. Garlic (Minced)
  • ½ Cup Onion (Diced)
  • 1 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • Cup Distilled White Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Cups Water


  • Gather and prep all ingredients. Wash your hands well after handling raw chilies.
  • Add ingredients to a medium-size pot and simmer until liquid is reduced by half.
  • Transfer to a Vitamix or blender and blend to desired consistency. You can add more water if you prefer your hot sauce with a thinner consistency.
  • Cool and bottle in mason jars or any other glass container.
  • Store in refrigerator.


Use gloves when handling hot peppers to avoid capsaicin burns.