Datil Pepper Sauce Recipe

Do you want to try something exceptional like datil pepper sauce?

A spicy sauce is great to add to any dish, but it’s even better when it’s spicy and fruity at the same time, like datil pepper sauce. Datil pepper sauce is an essential sauce in any Filipino dish, and nowadays, worldwide. It’s perfect for anything from chicken to fish and can be seasoned to your liking. If you’re looking for a new and exciting way to spice up your meals, datil pepper sauce is a great option to consider. 

That’s why today I am here with the datil pepper sauce recipe. I have tried making this sauce a few times, and I learned something new that helped me get the perfect datil pepper sauce each time. 

I will share all those experiences with you so you don’t face the same problems and get good results on the first try. So let’s start making this versatile datil pepper sauce at home.

Datil Pepper Sauce Recipe

Datil Pepper Sauce Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: FilipinoDifficulty: Simple


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Datil Pepper Sauce is a hot and spicey condiment with little sweetness that can be used to add flavor and depth of sensation to any dish. This versatile sauce is perfect for tacos, burritos, and enchiladas alike. Not only just as dipping but also to spice up seafood to chicken to steak, or stew.  And making this sauce is really simple; all you need to do is grab the ingredients, and you can make this sauce in a few minutes.
Let’s explore the full datil pepper sauce recipe and make this sauce at home.


  • ¼ cup datil peppers,

  • 1 cup tomato paste/sauce

  • 2tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • Half lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1teaspoon pepper

  • Salt as per taste

  • Water as much needed

  • Equipment You Will Need
  • Saucepan

  • Blender machine/hand blender

  • Spatula

  • Spoon

  • Chopping board

  • Knife

  • Airtight container/glass jar

how to make Datil Pepper Sauce

  • Preparation: Rinse well the dati pepper, pat dry, and chop them finely. Make a tomato puree, or if you want to use tomato sauce, heat and reduce it. 
  • Cook The Sauce: Turn on the stove, put a large saucepan, and add 1 cup of tomato paste. Next, add all the spices one by one. 1 teaspoon garlic powder or minced garlic, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon pepper, and salt as per need. Now cook it in medium to high heat until it boils.
    Cook The Sauce
  • Add Other Ingredients: When the sauce comes to a boil, add one tablespoon of honey, two tablespoons of white vinegar or apple cider vinegar, and half lemon juice. Give it a stir and let it simmer for 5 minutes. 
    Add Other Ingredients
  • Add The Datil Pepper: Finally, add the finely chopped datil pepper, mix well and reduce the heat. Cook it for 20 minutes or until the datil becomes soft in low to medium heat.
    Add The Datil Pepper
  • Blend It: Once the sauce is well cooked, turn off the stove and let it chill for a few minutes. Then transfer the sauce into a blender and blend it until the sauce becomes smooth.
    While blending the sauce, run the machine for 40 seconds, add a little bit of water and run again.
    Continue this until you get your smooth and thick datil pepper sauce.
    Blend It
  •  Store It: Once blending is done, pour the mixture into an air-tight container or glass jar and store it in the fridge. You can store this datil pepper sauce in the refrigerator for up to 4 months. When you want to eat the sauce, use a spoon and take out as much as you need. Avoid dipping your hand into the sauce. 

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Why Should You Try Datil Pepper Sauce

Datil Pepper Sauces are a perfect way to kickstart your tastebuds and pique your appetite. Made with fresh ingredients, these sauces add an unexpected zing to any dish. They’re also great for spicing up simple meals or adding some extra flavor when you’re cooking something special.  

This fruity sauce is not only flavory but nutritious as well.  Not only do they satisfy hunger pains and cravings, but pepper also contains antioxidants that support gut health and fight off disease. It has anti-inflammatory properties that can help treat joint pain and other conditions.

It promotes healthy blood sugar levels by helping you control cravings for snacks or sweets.

Datil peppers contain capsaicin, which is the component responsible for the fiery taste of this sauce. Capsaicin has been shown to have anti-cancer properties, improve cognitive function, boost energy levels, and reduce discomfort associated with gastrointestinal issues like diarrhea or constipation.

In short, if you’re looking for a delicious new sauce to try in your kitchen, datil pepper sauces should definitely be at the top of your list!

Tips and Tricks

  • To enjoy the best taste, you must use fresh datil peppers.
  • I always use my garden-picked datil peppers and instantly make the sauce. It has another level of freshness and flavor. 
  • Avoid dipping your hand into the sauce, it’s too hot, and your hand will burn.
  • Ensure the ph level is below 4 before storing the sauce in the refrigerator. You can use a ph meter to know the accurate number.
  • You must use a glass jar to keep the datil pepper sauce or any type of sauce.  
  • If the sauce is too thick, add vinegar and simmer for a minute, it won’t change the taste. 

Nutrition Facts Of Datil Pepper Sauce Recipe

Fat 0 gram 
Cholesterol 0 mg 
Sodium 105 mg
Carbohydrate 4 gram 
Protein 0 gram 


If you are looking for something to make your dish special, serve it with datil pepper sauce and increase its flavor.   It has a moderate heat level that will awaken your taste buds and make everyone appreciate all the flavors in whatever you are eating.  This condiment can be used on anything from vegetables to meats, and its health benefits are just as diverse as its flavors. And because it’s made with datil peppers, it has a unique flavor that will absolutely knock your socks off.   So why not give datil pepper sauce a try? You won’t regret it!

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Lindsay G. Cabral is a recipe blogger who specializes in vegan and gluten-free recipes. Lindsay has been blogging since 2012, and her recipes have been featured on popular websites such as Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and The Kitchn. In addition to her blog, Lindsay is also the author of two cookbooks, Vegan Yum Yum and Vegan Yum Yum for All Occasions. When she's not in the kitchen, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

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