Ghana Green Pepper Sauce

Shito, the beloved and renowned Ghanaian condiment, holds a treasured place in the hearts of Ghanaians. Its rich, smoky flavor and spicy kick can elevate any dish, making it a staple in households across the country. However, not everyone possesses the skills or the time to master the art of making shito.

Fear not, for an equally delicious and quick alternative exists – Ghanaian Green Pepper Sauce. In this blog post, we’ll explore why this vibrant pepper sauce is the ideal substitute for shito, delighting both your taste buds and your precious time.

Quick and Easy Preparation

The thought of spending hours simmering a pot of shito can be daunting, especially for those with busy schedules. But fear not! Green Pepper Sauce provides a hassle-free alternative that can be ready in 20 minutes or less.

Its simple preparation method involves blending fresh green peppers, onions, ginger, garlic, and spices into a smooth sauce. With a few quick steps, you’ve got yourself a versatile and flavorful sauce that can accompany a variety of Ghanaian dishes.

Endless Culinary Possibilities

Like its shito counterpart, Ghanaian Green Pepper Sauce is a versatile condiment that pairs well with a wide range of Ghanaian delicacies. From traditional favorites like rice, fried yam, banku, and kenkey to more elaborate dishes like Jollof and fried rice, there are no limits to how this sauce can elevate your meal. The combination of fresh green pepper, aromatic spices, and herbs create a burst of flavors, enhancing the taste of any dish it accompanies.

Enhancing the Ghanaian Experience

Not only does this vibrant green pepper sauce offer a quick and easy alternative to shito, but it also has its own unique flavors that make it a standout condiment. The ingredients used in Ghanaian Green Pepper Sauce provide a refreshing note of tanginess that complements the rich flavors of traditional Ghanaian cuisine. When paired with famous dishes like Jollof rice or fried rice, the sauce enhances their taste profiles, creating a delightful explosion of flavors in every mouthful.

While shito may have secured its place as a household name in Ghana, the time and skill required to make it can be a daunting task for many. Thankfully, Ghanaian Green Pepper Sauce offers a simple, quick, and flavorful alternative that is bound to satisfy your taste buds.

With just a few steps, you can enjoy the vibrant flavors of fresh green peppers combined with traditional spices, bringing your favorite Ghanaian dishes to life. So, why not give this easy-to-make condiment a try? Spice up your meals, save time, and savor the wonderful flavors Ghanaian cuisine has to offer!

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How to make Ghana green pepper sauce


  • 8 green habanero peppers
  • 2 large green bell peppers
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 thumb size gingers
  • Stock cube/ pinch of salt
  • 4-5 spring onions chopped
  • 1 cup oil of your choice


To make your green pepper sauce, wash all your vegetables properly and cut them into small pieces. Now blend them all together until very smooth. You can either blend with oil or with water. Using water however means that you will have to cook your sauce a lot longer to ensure that all the moisture is out. Blending with oil will cut down the cooking time.

If you blend it with the oil, pour it in a saucepan and it on medium heat. If you used water, pour the oil in your cooking pot and put it on the stove. Once the oil is heated, you can proceed to pour in your blended ingredients. Remember to cover it after and leave it to cook.

When it has cooked for about 5 minutes, add salt to taste or seasoning and let it cook some more. Remember to check on it and stir it often. It should be done in about 10 minutes.

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Green pepper sauce can be stored in the fridge. You can also store it in your kitchen shelf. If you are not going to keep it in the fridge, let it cook a lot longer to ensure that all the moisture is out, that way it will last longer. Just like shito, always remember to use dry spoon whenever you want to use some, wet spoons will introduce water to it and make it go bad fast. Also, the oil helps to preserve it. SO if you wont store it in a fridge, use 2 cups of oil instead of 1.

Ghana Green Pepper Sauce

A flavorful alternative to shito
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Ghanaian
Keyword: green pepper sauce
Servings: 1 jar


  • 8 Green habanero pepper
  • 1 large  onion
  • 1  clove garlic
  • 1 tsp Stock cube/ pinch of salt
  • 4-5 spring onions chopped
  • 1-2 cups vegetable oil


  • Wash all the vegetables and chop them
  • Blend all ingredients together with water in a blender.
  • Pour your vegetable oil into a frying pan and then heat for about 5 minutes.
  • Pour the mixture into your heated oil and then stir
  • Cover it and let it cook for about 5 minutes
  • Add seasoning or salt to taste and continuously stir it so it doesn't get burnt
  • After about 10 minutes, your sauce will thicken and the oil will settle at the top, which indicates that it's ready.
  • At this stage, you can let it cook a little longer to ensure all the moisture is out or you can take it off the stove.

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