Sambal Oelek-Type Hot Pepper Paste

  • Preparation 10 MIN
    Cooking 15 MIN
  • Makes 250 ml (1 cup) 




  1. In a food processor, purée all the ingredients until it has a grainy paste texture. Transfer to a saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer gently for about 15 minutes. Season with salt.
  2. Pour into a jar and let cool. Keeps in the refrigerator for about a month. 


Use this hot peppers paste to spice up some of your favorite dishes (Asian, Middle Eastern, Mexican ...). For a spicy yogurt dip, combine 125 ml (1/2 cup) of 2% or 10% plain yogurt with 60 ml (1/4 cup) of homemade hot pepper paste or 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of store-bought sambal oelek. Delicious in sandwiches and burgers.

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Nutrition Facts

For 2 teaspoons (10 ml)

Content % Daily Value
Calories 8  
Total Fat 0 g  
Saturated Fat 0 g  
Sodium (salt) 10 mg  
Carbohydrates 2 g  
Fibre 0 g  
Protein 0 g