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Mild Sriracha

Ever wanted to enjoy the FLAVOR of Sriracha but didn’t want to burn your mouth?? I did! And finally decided to make a Mild Sriracha Recipe.

I had to do it! I had to make a milder version of the Sriracha Sauce Recipe I made for my husband for Christmas. I love the flavor of regular Sriracha but the heat is too intense for me.

Award Winning Homemade Sriracha Recipe

Call me a wuss or call me totally NORMAL and everyone else is a freak but I want the flavor without all the heat. I DID IT. It is so delicious with just a bit of mouth-warming heat to it that my kids went crazy for it and now they love it too. And it is as easy as the other version to boot.

In this milder hot sauce, you will be soaking the sweet red peppers with a few dried hot peppers in vinegar overnight. They impart gentle heat and then you’ll remove them before you puree them.

If you find you desire more heat you can certainly puree one of the dried peppers in the sauce too. It’s totally customizable and up to you.

I think many of the folks who like a bit of heat but find regular store-bought hot sauce too much will enjoy this mild yet flavorful sauce.

What kind of Dried Peppers?

I have tried all kinds of dried peppers in this mild sriracha recipe and I have to say they all work. So get what you can find at the store. OR buy the kind you specifically like. You won’t be using them for much except to impart SOME heat into your sauce.

Use this flavorful mild sriracha sauce in all your favorite recipes

Like these Spatchcocked Sriracha Glazed Cornish Game Hens! Or these Sriracha Wings.

Mild Sriracha

Award Winning Homemade Sriracha Recipe

If you've ever wanted to enjoy sriracha but the heat has bothered you, try this recipe for Mild Sriracha.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
soaking 1 day
Total Time 1 day 45 minutes


  • 4 red sweet bell peppers
  • 3 dried hot peppers, leave the stem intact
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 TBSP honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. seed the red peppers and coarsely chop
  2. put them in a 1 quart glass jar
  3. drop in the dried hot peppers
  4. smash and peel the garlic and add them to the jar
  5. mix the vinegar, honey and salt in a small bowl and pour over the peppers
  6. cover the jar with plastic wrap and leave for 24 hours or so
  7. then pour into a small sauce pan, bring to a bowl
  8. simmer for about 30 minutes or until the vinegar has thickened up
  9. remove from the heat and let cool
  10. carefully pick out the hot peppers, save in case you want to add one back for spice
  11. pour the mixture in to the bowl of your food processor and process 1-2 minutes
  12. taste for heat, if you want it spicier add one pepper back, either way process another 3-4 minutes until smooth


I use Szechuan Peppers for the dried papers. You can use WHATEVER chili peppers you like.

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8 thoughts on “Mild Sriracha”

  1. Hmm, that mild pepper sauce looks lovely (am still trying to figure out how to pronounce it though!)
    I'm leaving a link to my Griddled Baby Aubergine & Goats Cheese Towers, a little bit fancy but very very tasty!
    Have a great week all!
    Janie x

  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you, I have SO been looking for a milder version of sriracha. This is wonderful. I have a (stupid) question for you though. You say "dried hot red peppers". What name does the package go by in the store?

  3. Too funny…I just found a honey sriracha baked chicken recipe that I want to try, but thought will it be too hot???

  4. I never thought to make my own. Always bought it and have ran out before. I will remember this for next time I run out. Thanks, and thanks for the linky.

  5. I guess I am a wuss, but don’t like really hot foods. So I made this using 3 packets of crushed red pepper from a pizza order. Just the right heat. Added some honey and salt to taste. Yum.


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