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Basbaas ( Somali Green Hot Sauce)

Basbaas (Somali Green Hot Sauce)

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Basbaas is a Somali green hot sauce that we use as a condiment. You can use it with pretty much anything savory. You can make it as spicy as you like by adding more jalapenos or different hot chilies.


4 Medium to large jalapenos (diced)

1 Juice of lemon

3 Peeled garlics

Handful of cilantro

1 Tsp of salt to taste

2 Green onions/scallions (chopped)

1/4 Green bell pepper


In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. 

Pour it in a glass jar with a lid.

Keep the basbaas in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


Categories: basbaas, condiment, Hot sauce

2 replies

  1. This was delicious! It tastes just like the sauce we get at our local African restaurants! Great work, I was so happy to have a recipe for this.

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