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10-Minute Sambal Oelek Red Chili Paste (Better Than Walmart!)

DWELL by Michelle
This 10-minute Sambal Oelek recipe takes red chili peppers, vinegar, salt, garlic, and lime to make the famous Indonesian red chili paste that's absolutely bursting with flavor! We guarantee it tastes better than the storebought sambal oelek you'll find in Walmart! Our homemade sambal oelek pairs exceptionally well with Asian fried rice, noodles, and much more. And it's naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dips
Cuisine Indonesian
Servings 16 servings
Calories 18 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound red chili peppers , washed & de-stemmed
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • ¾ tbsp palm sugar (sub brown sugar)

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil in a wok or skillet on medium-high heat. Add in chili peppers and garlic. Stir-fry for about 2-3 minutes, or until garlic is fragrant and chili peppers are soft.
  • Remove from heat and transfer the ingredients into a molcajete. Add all the remaining ingredients and grind until a rough paste forms. Alternatively, you can add all of the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until roughly combined.
  • Add sambal oelek into a jar and cover tightly. Refrigerate until ready to use. ENJOY!

Notes

Try our creamy dip variation of this Sambal Oelek -> Sambal Aioli  
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