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Peri Peri Sauce Recipe
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Peri Peri Sauce Recipe

Make your own peri peri, or piri piri, sauce at home with this recipe. A traditional African sauce made from African Bird's Eye chiles.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: hot sauce, Main Course, Salsa
Cuisine: African, American
Keyword: hot sauce
Servings: 20
Calories: 58kcal


  • 1 pound red chilies chopped – African Bird’s Eye peppers are traditional, but you can sub with red peppers available to you
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika you can sub in other chili powders
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 1/2 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Salt to taste


  • Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender. Process to form a smooth sauce to your preferred consistency.
  • Enjoy! Refrigerate until ready to use.



Makes about 1.5 cups.


Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 79mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 32.9mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.3mg