Fiery Fresh Sambal Sauce

Sambal is a versatile Southeast Asian chile sauce used to season stir-fries, noodles, eggs, meat, seafood and vegetables. It is also enjoyed as a sweet, sour and spicy table condiment. This fresh version, prepared in a blender, accentuates the bright flavor of the chilies and can be prepared in 15 minutes or less.

Serves: Makes 1 1/2 cups or 12 (2-tablespoon) servings.
15 mins Prep time
15 mins Prep time
  • Place all ingredients in food processor or blender container; cover. Process until coarsely chopped.

  • Store in clean, tightly covered container or jar in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

Cooking tip

Test Kitchen Tips:
• Fresno chilies are similar in size to the jalapeño. When green they have a mild heat level. As they ripen and turn red, they become hotter. 

• Chilies contain capsaicin which can burn your skin. After chopping chilies, wash hands and cutting board thoroughly with warm soapy water. Or wear rubber gloves when handling the chilies.

• Use Fiery Fresh Sambal Sauce to prepare Sambal Noodles with Shrimp and Chinese Broccoli.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 16Calories: 16Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 337mgProtein: 1g
  • Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0g
  • Fiber: 1gCarbohydrate: 3g