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Vegan Sweet and Spicy Chili Sauce

100% vegan sweet and spicy chili sauce recipe for dipping everything!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Sweet and Spicy Chili Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 79kcal
Author Florentina


  • 1.5 tbsp red chili flakes + more to taste
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic - minced or grated
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 0.5 tbsp tapioca flour / starch (or less if you prefer a thinner sauce)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp grated ginger - OPTIONAL


  • Add the vinegar, water, sugar, red pepper flakes, sea salt and garlic to a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-low flame. Cook for a few minutes until it starts to thicken. (If doing the ginger version then add it here as well )
  • In a small bowl whisk together the tapioca flour + 2 tbsp of water until smooth then add it to the simmering sauce making sure to stir frequently. 
  • Simmer the sauce another minute or so until thickened to your liking. The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools down so keep that in mind as well. Use a little splash of water to loosen it up a bit if needed. 
  • Allow to cool off completely before storing in tight lid jars in the refrigerator.


  • If you don't have tapioca you can use cornstarch instead.


Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 45mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.3mg