Whole30 Hot Sauce: Compliant Brands & Recipes!

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Good news – Whole30 hot sauce is actually not too hard to come by, and it’s the perfect thing to spice up stale meals during your Whole30 program!

Compliant Whole30 Hot Sauce Brands

1. Frank’s Red Hot

Ingredients: Aged Cayenne Red Peppers, Distilled Vinegar, Water, Salt and Garlic Powder.

Where to Find It: Online on Amazon & most grocery stores

Warning: Only the Original Frank’s RedHot is compliant – the Frank’s Hot Buffalo Wings Sauce is not.

2. Tabasco

Ingredients: aged red peppers, Avery Island salt and distilled vinegar

Where to Find It: Online on Amazon & most grocery stores

3. Cholula

Ingredients: Water, Peppers (Arbol and Piquin), Salt, Vinegar, Spices and Xantham Gum

Where to Find It: Online on Amazon & most grocery stores

4. Tessemae’s Hot Buffalo Sauce

Ingredients: Aged red peppers, distilled vinegar, *high oleic sunflower oil, *lemon juice, *extra virgin olive oil, *mustard (*vinegar, water, *mustard seed, sea salt, *spices), garlic, sea salt. *Organic ingredients

Where to Find It: Online on Amazon, Thrive Market, and as part of Tessemae’s Whole30 Compliant Sauce Kit)

5. Yai’s Thai Ginger Lime Hot Sauce

Ingredients: Serrano Peppers, Jalapeño Peppers, Water, 100% Lime Juice, Ginger, Cilantro, Sea Salt.

Where to Find It: Thrive Market

6. Yai’s Thai Chili Garlic Hot Sauce

Ingredients: Thai Chilis, Garlic, Water, 100% Lime Juice, White Vinegar, Shallots, Sunflower Oil, Sea Salt.

Where to Find It: Thrive Market

7. New Primal Noble Made Hot Buffalo Sauce

Ingredients: Water, Distilled Vinegar, Cayenne Pepper, Salt, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Habanero Pepper, Tapioca Starch, Xanthan Gum

Where to Find It: Thrive Market

8. Siete Hot Sauce

Siete makes two kinds of Whole30-compliant hot sauces:

  • Siete Traditional Hot Sauce (ingredients: water, apple cider vinegar, jalapeno pepper, golden beets, puya pepper, sea salt, flax seeds, garlic, chia seeds, black pepper, oregano, orange peel) – Available from Thrive Market
  • Siete Habanero Hot Sauce (ingredients: Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Avocado Oil, Golden Beets, Carrot, Dates, Sea Salt, Puya Pepper, Garlic, Flax Seeds, Habanero Pepper, Quillaja Extract, Chia Seeds, Tumeric) – Available from Thrive Market

Ingredient Watch List for Compliant Hot Sauce

There are plenty of compliant hot sauce brands out there (it’s usually not too hard to find), but of course you’ll still need to check those ingredients!

Here are specific ingredients to avoid that we’ve found are common hot sauces, as well as ingredients that you don’t need to stress over.

Avoid: sugar, corn starch, sulfate (sulfur dioxide, sodium bisulfite, potassium metabisulfite, soy lecithin.

OK: red pepper, salt, vinegar, xantham gum (not ideal but acceptable), guar gum.

How to Use Your Compliant Whole30 Hot Sauce

Here are a few things you can do with your compliant hot sauce…

  • Add ghee to your Frank’s Red Hot and you have buffalo sauce!
  • Top off your Whole30 breakfast eggs with some hot sauce for an extra kick.
  • Whisk into a vinaigrette and use as a Whole30 salad dressing to dress up your greens!
  • Spice up your burgers!
  • Add to ground pork for some tasty breakfast sausage patties.
  • Make a spicy Whole30 mayonnaise (it can be a dipping sauce too)!
  • Stir it in with your mustard to top a compliant hot dog.
  • Add in some hot sauce to your pulled pork dish for an extra bang.

Any other ideas for kicking up dishes with hot sauce? Share your hot sauce ideas – as well as any other favorite brands of compliant Whole30 hot sauce, in our comments!

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Meg Mars
Meg is a writer who is passionate about healthy eating. From Whole30 and South Beach Diet, to paleo and intermittent fasting, she's experimented with several healthy eating regiments and is passionate about helping readers find the perfect food plan match for their lifestyles.

4 thoughts on “Whole30 Hot Sauce: Compliant Brands & Recipes!”

  1. I always see Frank’s Red Hot sauce on every list, but why not Louisiana Hot Sauce? Ingredients: Aged peppers, vinegar, and salt. Makes me think the Franks is a sponsor of Whole30 or there is some connection.

    • Na, Franks is just very well-known and beloved by many! But you’re right, it looks like Louisiana Hot Sauce is compliant too.


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