Roasted Carrot and Tomato Habanero Hot Sauce Recipe

Photographs: Joshua Bousel

Recipe Facts

Active: 15 mins
Total: 75 mins
Serves: 16 servings
Makes: 2 cups

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  • 3 Roma tomatoes, quartered

  • 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/2-in rounds

  • 1 small yellow onion, quartered

  • 3 medium cloves garlic, unpeeled

  • 1 habanero pepper

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more to taste

  • 1/3 cup water, plus more as needed

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Place tomatoes, carrot, onion, garlic, and habanero on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle with sugar and salt. Toss to evenly coat. Place baking sheet in oven and roast until carrots, tomatoes, and onions have softened, about 60 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes.

  2. Stem and seed roasted habanero. Peel garlic cloves. Place roasted habanero, garlic, carrots, tomatoes, and onion in the workbowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Pulse until everything is finely chopped, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary.

  3. Add water, remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, and vinegar; process until smooth, adding additional water as needed to form a thick, uniform sauce. Season with additional salt to taste. Transfer to an airtight container and store in refrigerator for up to a week.

Special Equipment

Food processor

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
52 Calories
3g Fat
5g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 52
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 169mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 7mg 34%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 93mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)