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A spoon full of chili paste from the jar.
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Easy Homemade Chili Paste

This homemade chili paste is a condiment made from fresh chili peppers, vinegar, and spices. It is very easy to make and typically used to add flavor and heat to dishes.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time3 minutes
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 1
Calories: 257kcal
Author: Elle John


  • Food Processor or
  • Blender


  • ½ lb Dried or Fresh Chili Peppers
  • ¼ cup Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • ½ cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil


  • Stem and seed the chili peppers.
  • Then, cut them into small pieces and add them to the food processor or blender along with the vinegar, sugar, salt, oil, and water.
  • Process the mixture until it's smooth.If you want a thinner consistency, add additional water a tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency. If you want it thicker, add more chili peppers.
  • Then, transfer the paste to a clean jar or container and store it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Be sure to label it with the date so you don't forget how long it's been in there!
  • When you're ready to use it, just spoon out as much as you need. If the paste is too thick, thin it out with some water.


  • When using dried chili peppers, start by soaking the dried peppers in warm water for about 30 minutes. This will soften them up and make them easier to blend.


Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 7004mg | Potassium: 733mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 2159IU | Vitamin C: 326mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 3mg