If you’re a vegan or vegetarian looking for an easy way to add some heat to your meals, look no further than these delicious vegetarian peri peri sauce recipes. Made with simple ingredients like chili peppers, garlic, and lemon juice, these sauces are perfect for adding zing to marinades, dressings, dips or even as a condiment.

Spice Up Your Life with Vegetarian Peri Peri Sauce Recipes


  • 5 red hot chili peppers
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small onion
  • Juice from 2 lemons
  • A pinch of salt
  • Olive oil


  1. Begin by deseeding the chili peppers and roughly chopping them.
  2. Peel and chop the onion.
  3. Add all the ingredients in a food processor except olive oil.
  4. Blend everything together until smooth then slowly pour in olive oil until desired consistency is achieved.
  5. Taste test; add more salt or lemon juice depending on your preference.

Cooking time & Temperature Guidelines

N/A (This recipe doesn’t require cooking)

My Pro-tips

  • Experiment with different types of hot chilis for varying levels of spiciness.
  • Use fresh squeezed lemon juice instead of bottled juice for added freshness.
  • Adjust the amount of garlic according to personal taste preferences.

Seasoning Options

  • paprika
  • smoked paprika
  • cumin
  • oregano
  • thyme
    Add any other spices that suit your taste!

Recommended Tools to Make this Recipe

A blender/food processor will make blending easier but not necessary.

These vegetarian peri-peri sauce recipes are a quick and easy way to spice up any meal without adding unnecessary processed ingredients. They are customizable based on individual heat preferences and can be used in various ways such as marinades, dressings or condiments making them an indispensable addition to any plant-based cook’s recipe collection.


What is peri peri sauce?
Peri peri sauce is a spicy sauce made from African bird’s eye chili peppers, also known as peri-peri or piri-piri chili peppers. The sauce typically contains other ingredients such as garlic, onion, vinegar, and spices, and can range in heat level from mild to very hot.

Are vegetarian peri-peri sauces easy to make at home?
Yes! Making your own vegetarian peri-peri sauce at home is relatively simple and requires only a few ingredients – the base being the African bird’s eye chili pepper. You can easily adjust the spiciness and flavor profile by adding more or less of other ingredients like garlic, onion or spices.

How do I use vegetarian peri-peri sauces in my cooking?
Vegetarian peri-peri sauce can be used in many ways to add spice and flavor to your dishes! Some common uses include:

As a marinade for vegetables (such as zucchini or eggplant) before grilling
As a condiment for veggie burgers or sandwiches
Tossed with roasted potatoes for an extra kick
Mixed into hummus or avocado dip for added flavor Another great way to incorporate this deliciously flavorful spicy taste into your meals could be rubbing it onto chicken when roasting.