Paleo Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

Sweet Chili Sauce Dipping sauces can take the same basic meal template and jazz things up to keep you from suffering from FBS (Food Boredom Syndrome). Plain chicken and broccoli again? Drizzle on some Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce. Need an accompaniment for some beautiful cooked, chilled shrimp? This one does the trick, too. It does have honey (so don’t go overboard and eat gallons of it) but if you’re looking for something to stave off FBS, feel good that it doesn’t contain weird chemicals or high-fructose corn syrup like most of the prepared sauces in the market.

No arrowroot powder? You could use tapioca flour as a thickener. Wish to avoid those completely? You can gently reduce the sauce until it thickens a bit, though it won’t have the same texture as arrowroot or tapioca.




  1. Mince the garlic finely and use a microplane grater to grate down the ginger (or mince very finely).
  2. In a small saucepan, combine all the ingredients: the vinegar, garlic, honey, red chilis, arrowroot, ginger, salt and cayenne pepper (if desired). Stir so the arrowroot is dissolved.
  3. Bring the ingredients to a boil and cook briefly (~1 min or less) until the sauce thickens.
  4. Cool and serve alongside your favorite meats for dipping. It’s be super tasty with chicken, as a sauce on top of salmon or drizzled on top of stir-fried veggies.

What’s your favorite dipping sauce you’d like to see a Paleo version for?

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12 thoughts on “Paleo Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

  1. Lauren Hinsman

    Can I store this in a jar in the fridge for a while? I’d love to make this in bulk and can it. Thanks!!

    1. Steph Post author

      Hi Lauren…I think that with the acid from the vinegar it’d store pretty well for 3-5 days or so but since it contains no chemical preservatives, I’m not sure about longer than that even with canning. Maybe another reader with some experience in this area can chime in. I think you could make a big batch and freeze it into cubes though for longer term storage if that’s an option.

  2. J.

    Can’t wait to try this. I absolutely love sweet and hot put together. That being said, to comment on the top of the page…a Paleo version of a mango habanero sauce would be awesome.

  3. Tara

    OMG, I love you so much right now. This is one of my favorite foods on the planet and I’ve been stuck using the kind with the Asian writing on the front…I think it might be the May Ploy that someone mentioned earlier…I can’t wait to make my own now. :D

  4. Susan P

    Why does your “print” button always take me to Pinterest? Love your recipes but I would be happier if I could print them off. I never cook from a computer. Thanks much!

    1. Steph Post author

      Hi Susan….we’ve tried to disable that annoying floating Pinterest button but it tags all images. If you hover slightly to the left of the Print button and click, it’ll take you to the recipe print page.


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