9 Recipes That Prove Homemade Hot Sauce is Better Than Store Bought

As summer hits its sweltering peak, it’s natural to gravitate towards cooler dishes like gazpachos, ice cream and beer in an icy mug. And while that might hit the temporary spot, hot foods can be equally as cooling - the spice will actually help to raise your body temperature and make you sweat, which will help cool you in the end.

So to combat heat, with heat, we’ve pulled together a list of 9 fiery hot sauces that can accompany any meal this summer. Just be sure to use sparingly at first - a few are “muy caliente”.

The trick to a great hot sauce - balancing flavors. Our recipe for cherry bomb hot sauce the perfect mix of hot & sweet, with fiery habaneros being tempered by sugar-free cherry juice, carrots and ginger. We recommend serving it over slow cooked pork dish like cochinita pibil.

Add sweet cherry heat to your favorite recipes with this easy hot sauce. Just blend boiled carrots, roasted red peppers, and habanero chiles with cherry juice, vinegar, ginger, and a touch of sugar and salt.... Read More