Last Updated on February 18, 2024 by Chris Whitehair
Best Hot Sauce For Salad
You don’t win friends with salad.
Let’s face it though, we have to eat our leafy greens. They provide essential vitamins, boost your immune system, and improve digestion.
Salad dressings can load up an otherwise healthy meal with a ton of saturated fat and calories, so what is a hot sauce fanatic to do?
Add hot sauce to your salad, duh!
Never go without hot sauce on any meal, check out this list of the best hot sauce for salads you can buy, and give your next bed of lettuce a spicy punch!
I’m personally not a big fan of avocados on salads. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE avocados, but the texture of an actual avocado doesn’t vibe with me when it comes to salads. Thankfully, I can still get avocado flavor, alongside kiwi with Hippy Dippy! You’ll be feely groovy using this one! Nice and mild, so you can use a lot!
If you are looking for a hot sauce that is a little more traditional in the types of ingredients or dressings you are probably most accustomed to, give Bravado’s Creamy Herb & Jalapeno a shot. It’s mild enough where you can use a lot, and if you like Italian dressing, the inclusion of olive oil, garlic, cilantro, oregano, and garlic will satisfy your palate.
Pineapple is not typically a flavor profile I associate with salads, but if I’m feeling like I want to be in the Caribbean instead of the miserable upstate New York snow, Sun Burst uses sweet pineapple with tangy lemon for a nice one-two punch to along side the scotch bonnet heat.
Shameless plug for my Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar which is usually the salad dressing I use, but if I want to add a little heat, I either add or replace it with Fat Cat’s Strawberry Serrano. I love that it uses sun-ripened strawberries, it definitely makes a difference, and serranos are the perfect pepper combo as well.
Ginger and lemon perfectly compliment the heat of the scotch bonnets for not just an amazing hot sauce for salad, but one heck of a hot sauce overall! The olive oil and spices amazingly come through on this sauce as well. It’s just so expertly layered and put together.
Start that fire and ignite your salads with another great verde-style hot sauce. Tomatillos, jalapenos, and garlic will zest up your garden bed of greens, and is mild enough that everyone at the table will enjoy. All natural, gluten-free, and vegan, this one is a multi-award winner.
Seed Ranch’s hottest sauce (grab their Original if you don’t like the extreme heat), this unique sauce is citrusy and herbaceous with that spicy kick at the end. This one may fly under the radar for not just salads, but hot sauces overall, but it was also featured on Hot Ones, so you know it’s legit!
Spicy Salads to the Rescue
I hope you enjoyed this list of the hot sauces I’ve used on my salads in the past.
Whether you like a more traditional creamy style or something fruity, I think this list has a good variety to help you get started into incorporating hot sauce in your salad routine.
Got a hot sauce you love for salad? Leave a comment below!