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Easy Jerk Sauce Recipe

This easy Jerk Sauce Recipe is a sweet, spicy, savory mix of mouthwatering Caribbean flavors like allspice, scotch bonnet peppers, and thyme. Whip up homemade Jamaican Jerk Sauce in minutes and use it as a tasty marinade for proteins, veggies, and more!
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Course: Sauce or Marinade
Cuisine: Jamaican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 14 oz
Calories: 38kcal
Author: Capri Lilly


  • ½ cup Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice or Pineapple Juice
  • ¼ cup Coconut Aminos gluten-free. can sub soy sauce for non-gluten-free option
  • 3 tbsp Avocado Oil or neutral tasting oil
  • ¼ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce ensure gluten-free if necessary
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Ginger about 2"
  • 4 Stalks Scallions end trimmed
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • 8 Cloves Garlic
  • 2-4 Scotch Bonnet Peppers can sub w/ habanero peppers, add more or less as desired
  • ½ Red Onion roughly chopped
  • 6 Sprigs of Fresh Thyme
  • 3 tbsp Jerk Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt plus more to taste
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper plus more to taste
  • ½ tsp Nutmeg


  • Add all the ingredients into a food processor or blender.
  • Blend until smooth or until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Store in an airtight jar for up to one week. Use as a marinate for meats and fish.


If you do not have jerk seasoning to add to the sauce use a mix of:
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp ground allspice
  • 2 tsp dried thyme or fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tsp Salt 
  • 1 tsp pepper
**You can adjust the heat to your liking, adding more or less scotch bonnet or habanero peppers. This recipe is “medium spicy”.


Serving: 3tbsp | Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.7g | Protein: 0.7g | Fat: 0.7g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 4.5g | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg