Friday, July 17, 2015

Homemade Paleo Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe- No Added Sweeteners, Vegan

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I love my condiments. I like keeping my fridge well stocked with a variety of condiments available to just pour on my foods to give them an extra oomph of flavor. Most health conscious people I know aren't into condiments, since they say that they aren't healthy, but the condiments that I keep in stock are all healthy, homemade, and cheap- whether it is mayonnaise, ketchup, worcestershire sauce, sriracha, etc...
However, most of those condiments, while they are made with all healthy ingredients, do have added sweeteners, albeit healthy ones, so they aren't allowed on my 30 day paleo reset diet.
I decided to try my hand at making sweet chili sauce, Paleo legal, no added sweeteners, to use during this time period.
For the sweetness (cuz it can't be sweet chili sauce without sweetness, ya know) I decided to use sweet potatoes, since they are very sweet and delicious, and allowed on this diet.
While the results aren't exactly like regular sweet chili sauce, it definitely tastes good and works well as a condiment.

Homemade Paleo Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe- No Added Sweeteners, Vegan

3/4 cup mashed sweet potato
3/4 cup water (from steaming sweet potato if you steamed your potato)
2-4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (to taste)
2 cloves garlic
1- 1 1/2 teaspoons hot pepper flakes
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
1 teaspoon salt

1. I used a steamed sweet potato for my recipe, but if you want it sweeter, I recommend roasting the sweet potato for a while, since that makes it sweeter.

2. Blend your sweet potato with water, vinegar, garlic, hot pepper flakes, sweet paprika, and salt.

That's it!


And if aren't on any special diet and are looking for a more standard sweet chili sauce recipe, feel free to check this recipe out for homemade Thai sweet chili sauce.

Are you a fan of condiments? Which are your favorite condiments? Do you usually make yours from scratch or buy in the store?
Do you use sweet chili sauce?
Does this look like a recipe you'll be making?

1 comment:

  1. Yummo, how long will this keep in the fridge for?


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