Sauces bring to life our everyday meals,they will always be key in complementing the flavours while adding into what would otherwise be a bland dish.

Popularized by the South African franchise ‘Nandos’,Peri Peri is a barbecue sauce perfect for grilling meat or chicken.

The original Peri Peri is made from African birds eye chillies,garlic,red wine vinegar amongst other herbs and spices.This is my twist to this classic,using mangoes to really bring out the fresh tropical flavours from this sauce

I love mangoes,it’s my second favorite fruit second to my darling pineapple,mangoes are in season and I have been working alot with them of late,mangoes now are at their best and not only are they delicious,but are healthy and packed with nutrients and anti oxidants.

Mango Lime Peri Peri Sauce

Mangoes are in season and are at their best in texture and flavour.Always use ingredients that are fresh and are in season.

The mango provides for sweet aromatic mango flavours that balances well with the fiery hot chillies.Lime adds in freshness and zing to the sauce,you can use lemons,personally I  dond lime works best.This mango lime Peri Peri sauce is best used as a marinade for chicken,beef or pork.Freshly made,my mango lime Peri Peri sauce is perfect as a dipping sauce and will go well with sea food,chips or wedges.

This sauce is easy to bring together using fresh ingredients devoid of preservatives,all you need is your home blender and you are set.

I usually make a large batch store it in my refrigerator ready to dip into or spice up my meats,my mango lime sauce will freshen up your normal chicken,pork,beef or fish injecting them with spicy tropical flavours that are to die for.

I made this mango lime peri peri sauce as a marinade but this days i find myself slathering it on anything as it’s that good,be it burgers,sandwiches,soups,rice meals it’s limitless on what it can go on.

Now don’t get me wrong,I love the classic Peri Peri sauce but oh my,the mango is a game changer in this one and I am now torn between my Home Made Peri Peri Sauce and my mango and lime Peri Peri sauce,but these are problems that make me happy in life.


  • 3 red jalapeno peppers
  • 1 large ripe mango
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 6 red chilli peppers
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup red onions
  • 4 basil leaves
  • 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


In a blender,throw in your garlic,Chili Peppers,onions and basil

Blitz this into a smooth paste,add in your paprika,olive oil,red wine vinegar,oregano,lime juice,lime zest and season with salt and pepper.Puree till smooth and consistent

Bottle this up in a sterilized jar and store in your refrigerator

Mango Lime Peri Peri Sauce

Surprise your mates with this packaged in a fancy jar as a warm homely gift.


22 Comments Add yours

  1. essiesworld says:

    I made this today and it tastes AMAZING! I can hardly wait to cook my chicken breasts that first brined in warm, salty water for 1 hour, rinsed and patted dry then put in a bag and poured this heavenly marinade on.
    I also bottled some which I plan to serve over a green salad: just butter lettuce leaves and nothing else as the salsa is so rich I don’t want to overdo the salad. I think it will go well also with blanched cauliflower so I’ll try that too.


    1. ombachi13 says:

      It is delicious,i made wings with them again yesterday they were amazing.Havent tried it over a salad but it can be mixed with olive oil and make tasty vinaigrette how we can use it is open to our imagination


  2. Mukami Kunga says:

    Love it! Made one without pepper as well, for my anti chilli friends ๐Ÿ™‚ love the jar in the picture,is it available in Kenya?


    1. ombachi13 says:

      Thanks,glad you loved it,the jar i used i recycled,it was a maple syrup bottle


  3. mulunga says:

    Love your food. Almost just want to take a bite of it. I love you kitchen utensils too. Do you mind telling me where you get them? Too cool for life. I”ll be drooling on your page like a food stalker ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜ฏ


    1. ombachi13 says:

      Thanks for the complements ๐Ÿ™,I get most of my utensils second hand in toy market near Adams arcade

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      1. mulunga says:

        Thanks for the response, will be visiting Toy Market its been a while.


  4. Emma says:

    this one is a must try. the camera you use to take the pictures is just perfect. i love your work.


  5. Waqas Sajid says:

    any idea how long this lasts in the fridge? looks epic and can’t wait to try it. thanks!


    1. ombachi13 says:

      It will Last you up to 3 months in the fridge


  6. Charlene says:

    Hello how long can I store this for and can I use green jalapeรฑo peppers instead of red jalapeรฑos


    1. These will be good in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks and ofcourse use whatever ingredients available


  7. Diana says:

    This is the best ever peri-peri sauce recipe!


    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š I am glad you liked it


      1. Diana says:

        I just made my third batch:)
        I wonder if I can keep it in the freezer in plastic bags for the months when mango is not in season.Greetings from Johannesburg


      2. Happy new year ๐Ÿ™‚ Ofcourse why not or just freeze it as ice cubes


  8. Diana says:

    How many cups does this recipe make? Would I need to double the recipe to marinade a whole chicken and have enough for a dipping when serving? Thanks!


  9. Hayley Allen says:

    How long does this sauce last in the fridge?


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  11. Jacob says:

    Looks good! Got almost everything i put in mine apart from mine has cloves, aniseed, star anise, fresh ginger and a couple bananas in aswell. Also i use aroubd 15-20 birds eyes for mine and do it all over a very low heat in a pan. You ever considered replacing the salt with soy sauce? Gives the chicken such an amazing glaze of the sauce


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