Fresno Pepper Hot Sauce

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups
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1 tablespoon vegetable oil 

8 Fresno peppers, chopped 

1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 

1/2 habanero pepper, chopped 

4 cloves garlic, chopped 

2 shallots, chopped 

1/3 cup cider vinegar 

2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar 

1 tablespoon kosher salt 


  1. Heat the oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add all the peppers, the garlic and shallots, and saute until softened and fragrant, 5 to 7 minutes. Then add 1/2 cup water and simmer an additional 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Place the cooked mixture into a blender and add the vinegars and salt. Blend until completely smooth and pureed. Adjust the seasoning and serve.