Peri-Peri Purple Sauce

Naturally Purple Hot Sauce from Mozambique

Purple Peri-Peri sauce is made at home with a few ingredients: fresh purple chilies, purple yam powder, garlic, lemon juice, and oil. Then, add herbs and spices to taste. Once your purple concoction is blended, you’ll have a smooth, spicy sauce ready to use.

Purple Peppers for Purple Peri-Peri
Purple Peppers

Naturally Purple Hot Sauce from Mozambique: Peri-Peri Purple Sauce 

This spicy purple Mozambican chili sauce contains paprika, garlic, lemon juice, and vinegar. The star of the show is the African bird' s-eye chili, which gives it a unique and fiery flavor. Peri peri is Swahili for pepper pepper. Purple Fiery Peri-peri sauce is commonly served with grilled chicken.

If you can't stand the heat but still desire flavor, depending on your heat tolerance, a good peri-peri hot sauce can be one of the most versatile tools in your African recipe kitchen. Enjoy your unique purple peri-peri sauce; use it to add a vibrant kick to grilled chicken, sandwiches, or any dish that needs a flavor boost.

10 fresh purple chili peppers (adjust according to your preferred spice level)
1 teaspoon of purple yam powder
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 small red onion, diced
1 teaspoon smoked purple paprika
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine
Salt and pepper to taste

Remove the stems from the chili peppers. If you prefer a milder sauce, remove the seeds as well. Roughly chop the peppers.

Combine the chopped chili peppers, purple yam powder, garlic cloves, red onion, smoked paprika, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, red wine, salt, and pepper in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning as needed. If desired, add more salt, lemon juice, or spices.
Transfer the sauce to a sterilized glass jar or bottle. Seal tightly and refrigerate. Allow the flavors to meld for at least a few hours before using. Serve with grilled chicken, roasted vegetables, or as a dipping sauce.

Can't find purple peppers? Use your choice of hot peppers; the purple yam powder will still make your purple sauce a lovely color.

purple yams
Purple Yams


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