Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce

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"Simple sauce that combines sweet, sour, salty, and spicy flavors into a wonderful dipping sauce for chips, grilled chicken, and spring rolls. It can be kept in the fridge for about a week."

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. Stir the vinegar and sugar together in a small saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves completely, 7 to 10 minutes; add the salt, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the mixture thickens slightly, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir the chili garlic sauce into the mixture. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
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Nov 02, 2011

I love this sauce with cold spring rolls, this and the spicy peanut sauce are the main reasons we make the spring rolls! Love it and you can use white or rice vinegar. Delish!

Jan 18, 2013

i was looking for a recipe without ketchup or other tomato based sauce. this one was excellent. as did another reviewer i used white vinegar and sweet chili sauce only because thats what i had on hand. i wont be buying sweet and sour sauce again. this was easy and so much better!

Jul 14, 2012

Sauce has a great flavor, but didn't thicken when I made it.

Mar 16, 2012

Very tasty; especially yummy with my egg rolls. I will definately make this sauce again.

Feb 12, 2013

This is easy and delicious! Just the right balance of sweet, salty and spicy. Served with homemade veggie spring rolls. I could just eat it by the spoonful though! I added a tiny bit of cornstarch dissolved in water to thicken. I imagine it would be delicious on tofu, chicken, shrimp, pork, anything! Thank you!

Jan 27, 2014

Very similar to our restaurant here that we like!

Sep 07, 2013

Super simple and delicious. It really zazzed up my frozen spring rolls for dinner!

Mar 17, 2013

This sauce is great and my husband loved it! Good with spring rolls. I used garlic salt instead of regular salt and red Tabasco pepper sauce instead of chili garlic sauce.


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  • Calories
  • 25 kcal
  • 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.3 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 330 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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