Homemade Sriracha Sauce (Vegan)

Homemade Sriracha Sauce.  My husband loves sriracha.  He puts it on everything.  So when we started eating a whole food vegan diet, we took a look at the label of the sriracha.

The one that we had been buying was not vegan.  In fact, he could only find one brand of sriracha that was vegan.

Most brands contained a fish sauce and a lot of preservatives.  Even the vegan brand contained preservatives.  So he finally decided to make his own homemade sriracha.  Turns out it’s pretty easy to do!


Homemade Sriracha Sauce - My Whole Food Life 1

This homemade sriracha literally takes almost no time at all to make.  Most condiments are very easy to make yourself.  You can check out my roundup of healthy condiment recipes here.

Homemade Sriracha Sauce

Homemade Sriracha Sauce

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 5 min Serves 2 cups     adjust servings

This popular sauce is easy to make yourself!


  • 1 lb red fresno peppers (red bell peppers work too)
  • 2 habanero peppers
  • 2 T minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar (please try to buy organic)
  • 1 T coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Cut the peppers and mince the garlic.
  2. In the food processor , add all the ingredients and pulse until everything is mostly broken down.
  3. Add the processed mixture to a saute pan and cook on high for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a jar. (I used a small mason jar.)
  6. Store in the fridge.


Recipe Notes

This sauce is very spicy. If you like less heat, you can remove the seeds or even use less hot peppers. Sriracha should keep in the fridge for a couple months. You can also freeze it for longer storage.


Join more than 35,000 subscribers and start gettiing free recipes direct to your inbox!

You may also like

62 thoughts to “Homemade Sriracha Sauce (Vegan)”

  1. I can't wait to try this. Can you substitute raw apple cider vinegar for regular. Is the vinegar added for flavour or does it have another purpose. I wondered if an over fermented kombucha or kefir soda would work? Thanks for your help!
    1. I am not sure if apple cider vinegar would work. Not sure about kombucha or kefir soda either. Sorry I couldn't be of more help!
  2. Do you think this could be canned? (like in a boiling water canner or a pressure canner?) I'd love to make a huge batch and can it in small jars to make it last longer or to give as gifts...
  3. I tried this and I love it. I use 4 habanero per 1 large red bell pepper because I like it super spicy. I also substituted rice vinegar and added a little sesame oil when simmering it. I love the flavor the sesame oil adds

Leave a Reply to Lue Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *