Chili Garlic Sauce Recipe

Elevate your dishes with homemade chili garlic sauce. The bold flavors of fresh garlic and chilis enhance any recipe! Find the sauce recipe here


6/9/20241 min read

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For an irresistible kick, whip up your own chili garlic sauce at home. Embrace the bold flavors of fresh garlic and fiery chilis, perfectly balanced for any dish. This versatile sauce elevates stir-fries, marinades, and dipping sauces. Spread it on sandwiches or mix into dressings for a zesty boost. Customize the heat level to suit your palate and enjoy the spicy goodness!

Using fresh garlic is essential for vibrant flavor and aromatic intensity. Choose chilis wisely, balancing heat with taste. Experiment with jalapenos for mild heat or Thai bird's eye chilis for an extra kick.

If you really want a classic chili garlic sauce, then considering using habaneros. They have a score between 100,000 to 350,000 Scoville heat units! P.S. if you’re using dried habaneros (or any other kind of dried chili) you can simply soak the chili in warm water to rehydrate before following the recipe below.


  • 1 cup resh garlic cloves

  • 1 cup red chilis

  • 1 cup rice vinegar

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt



1. Peel and mince garlic cloves.

2. Remove stems from chilis and chop finely.

3. Combine garlic, chilis, rice vinegar, sugar, and salt.

4. Blend until smooth if you prefer a smooth sauce.

5. Transfer mixture to a saucepan and simmer over low heat for 10-15 minutes.

6. Allow the sauce to cool before storing in airtight jars.