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chinese asian sauce in a small sauce pan

Easy Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe


  • Author: Lisa Kitahara
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x

Description

Quick and easy homemade sweet and sour sauce naturally sweetened with dates! Perfect for a healthy version of the classic Chinese take out or to use in stir fries, rice bowls, pizza and more. 


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice (125g // preferably fresh to keep it refined sugar free)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (6g)
  • 1 tsp minced ginger (5g)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder, optional
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (15g // tamari for gluten free)
  • 4 soft dates (60g // or 3 tbsp coconut sugar) 
  • 34 tbsp rice vinegar (45-60g // depending on how vinegar-y you like it)
  • 1/4 cup sugar free ketchup (60g)
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakesoptional 
  • 1 tbsp corn starch + 2 tbsp water 

Instructions

  1. Blend all the ingredients except the chili flakes. Add the corn starch and water to a bowl and stir until combined. 
  2. Pour the blended sauce into a sauce pan and add in chili flakes. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and then while stirring, pour in the slurry. Turn the heat down to a low and continue stirring until sauce thickens (2-3 minutes).
  3. Remove from heat and let it cool down before using or transferring into a air tight jar. 

Notes

  • Category: essentials
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: vegan, gluten free, asian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 tbsp
  • Calories: 30
  • Sugar: 4.4
  • Sodium: 111
  • Fat: 0.04
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 7.6
  • Fiber: 0.4
  • Protein: 0.3
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: sweet and sour sauce, asian cooking sauce, pineapple sauce