I don’t know about you, but we LOVE dipping sauces at our house… sauces for spring rolls, french fries, samosas, bread, apples etc etc. One of our favorite sauces is sweet chili sauce. It’s the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. The only problem is that the store bought sauce is filled with all kinds of unnecessary ingredients. It’s also pretty expensive for what it is (you’ll see what I mean once you take a look at the recipe).
This recipe is incredibly quick and easy. So easy, that you may never buy sweet chili sauce from the store again! Just 5 ingredients (7 if you count water and salt) and 5 minutes makes the best sweet chili dipping sauce you’ve ever tasted. This recipe is also easy to modify if you want more or less hot or sweet, just adjust the amount of sugar and/or peppers used.
Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
2 teaspoons red chili peppers, minced
2 teaspoons cornstarch
- Pour water, vinegar, sugar and salt into a saucepan, and bring to a boil over high heat.
- Stir in garlic and chili pepper, simmer for 5 minutes.
- Stir in cornstarch.
- Remove from stove to cool and store in a jar in the refrigerator