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Low Carb Cocktail Sauce

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Serve this easy two-ingredient low carb cocktail sauce with fresh shrimp for a zingy appetizer! Sugar free and keto friendly recipe.

Low Carb Cocktail Sauce that's perfect for shrimp - and just two ingredients! Sugar free recipe.

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The average commercially-bought cocktail sauce can be surprisingly high in carbohydrates. You're just dipping shrimp into a spicy sauce at a party – how bad can it be? Well, if you load each shrimp up with sauce like I love to do, those hidden carbs are going to add up. I've checked out the carbs in cocktail sauce from store bought options and most weigh in at around 5g net carbs PER TABLESPOON. Ingredients typically include water, sugar (or high fructose corn syrup), tomato paste, vinegar, horseradish, salt, corn starch, onion, spices, soybean oil and more.

So my very simple two-ingredient recipes uses prepared horseradish (the version I use from my local grocery delivery company is made from horseradish roots, vinegar, salt and mustard oil, with 0g net carbs per serving of 1 teaspoon) and low carb tomato ketchup (I love both Heinz Reduced Sugar Ketchup (1g net carbs per tablespoon) and Walden Farms Ketchup (0g net carbs per tablespoon – but on this occasion I used the G Hughes Ketchup (1g net carb per tablespoon) which you can buy from Netrition or Amazon).

As I'm sure you can work out, if you find a zero carb horseradish and use a zero carb ketchup, well, then, the carb count is going to be, well, zero!

Looking for low carb appetizers? Check out my giant list of recipes! Or take a look at all my low carb and keto sauces!

How to Make Low Carb Cocktail Sauce

To make this keto cocktail sauce, simply mix the two ingredients together.

Low Carb Cocktail Sauce that's perfect for shrimp - and just two ingredients! Sugar free recipe.

For about 1lb of shrimp to serve four as an appetizer, I estimate you need around half a cup of ketchup. Start by adding one teaspoon of horseradish, do a taste test, and add more if needed. You shouldn't need any salt or pepper for this recipe.

Low Carb Cocktail Sauce that's perfect for shrimp - and just two ingredients! Sugar free recipe.

And remember, even if you finished ALL the sauce on your own (mwahahaaaaa!) – that would either work out as zero net carbs or 8g net carbs, depending on which ketchup you use!

Low Carb Cocktail Sauce that's perfect for shrimp - and just two ingredients! Sugar free recipe.

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Low Carb Cocktail Sauce that's perfect for shrimp - and just two ingredients! Sugar free recipe.

Low Carb Cocktail Sauce

Low Carb Cocktail Sauce

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Serve this easy two-ingredient low carb cocktail sauce with fresh shrimp for a zingy appetizer! Sugar free and keto friendly recipe.

Instructions

  1. Mix the two ingredients together. Start by adding one teaspoon of horseradish, test for heat strength, and add more horseradish if needed.
  2. Store in the fridge until required. Perfect with shrimp!

Notes

0-2g net carbs per serving, depending on which ketchup is used. Nutritional data below is based on Heinz Reduced Sugar.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size Quarter of the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 10Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gSodium 385mgCarbohydrates 2gNet Carbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 2g
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Tony W. Grass Valley, CA

Saturday 30th of November 2019

Low Carb Cocktail Sauce: Have been making cocktail sauce for many years. I just started Keto and did not know there was a low sugar catsup.-cool I also add fresh squeezed lemon and crystal hot sauce- that gives it a nice POW! side note - old recipe : ( i would add some worshester sauce - but it is not KETO friendly-so no more! ) Love this Website! i want to run to the Grocery store Immediately to try all these new recipes!! Thank you!!!

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