For those who like a little heat with their food, nothing satisfies their craving like sriracha. Made from the perfect blend of chili peppers, garlic, and vinegar, many people have become hooked on the stuff. All those ingredients are paleo friendly, so sriracha should get the all clear, right?
The problem is, when it comes to store-bought sriracha, one of the reasons you’re addicted is the same reason most people can’t give up bread or soda: sugar. And not just any sugar. Many companies that make sriracha use the dreaded high-fructose corn syrup in addition to various chemical preservatives. Once you finish reading the ingredient list on that bottle, you start to wonder if what you’re consuming can even be considered food.
The good news is you can always make your own and it doesn’t have to take you all week. If you’ve done a quick internet search on homemade sriracha recipes you might be dismayed to find it takes days of fermenting and regular stirring. Not to mention a lot of the recipes still call for non-paleo ingredients, such as sugar.
Fortunately, there’s a better way. Michelle over at Nom Nom Paleo perfected her recipe for paleo-friendly sriracha sauce and it takes only 20 minutes to make!
If you’d still prefer to buy yours, we like the Louisiana Hot Sauce brand.