Piri- Piri Sauce

Piri-Piri Sauce is a blend of African bird's eye chili that is mostly grown in African countries. It is sour, a little sweet and slightly salty- making it a really complex and versatile sauce that you can use on almost anything.

Course Condiment
Cuisine African
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Author Immaculate Bites


  • Ingredients
  • 1- cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup chopped onions
  • ½ medium red pepper
  • 2-3 fresh jalapeno peppers coarsely chopped, seeds removed
  • 6 fresh chili pepper or more coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt plus more to taste.
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 5-6 garlic cloves
  • Juice of I medium sized lemon adjust to taste
  • 4 large basil leaves
  • 1-2 tablespoon fresh oregano
  • ¼ cup dark vinegar optional


  1. Blend red pepper, jalapeno pepper, chilli pepper, garlic, basil , oregano, and onions in a food processor or blender. Add olive oil to facilitate blending. Then mix in smoked paprika, lemon juice black or white pepper and vinegar. Adjust for salt and seasoning. Refrigerate and use when ready