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Low Carb Hoisin Sauce

This low carb hoisin sauce is perfect for dipping, stir fries and as a meat glaze! Sugar free, gluten free and keto recipe.

Low Carb Hoisin Sauce - great for dipping! Sugar free, gluten free and keto recipe.

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Hoisin sauce – the thick and fragrant sauce that is used in Chinese cooking is a wonderful blend of salty and sweet. However, in a tablespoon of regular hoisin sauce, there may be over 6.5g net carbs! This is due to the soybeans, sugar and other starches such as sweet potato, rice, or wheat that are found in a traditional recipe.

My low carb version uses soy sauce as the base, but I've then added smooth almond butter (you could also use peanut butter but I'm not personally a fan of peanuts!), rice vinegar, sesame oil and garlic paste. To sweeten it, I've used a low carb honey alternative. I love the flavor of the Nature's Hollow sugar free honey! And as you'll see, my version is just 2g net carbs for TWO tablespoons!

Low Carb Hoisin Sauce - great for dipping! Sugar free, gluten free and keto recipe.

How to Make Low Carb and Keto Hoisin Sauce

Combine all these ingredients in a small saucepan, and cook over a low heat until the nut butter has dissolved and a glossy sauce has formed. It only takes a few minutes – and a silicone whisk is a useful tool for getting everything mixed together. You might like to give it a taste test at this point, as you might prefer more honey or even a dash of hot sauce! Whisk in some water to finish, as the sauce thickens when it cools.

Low Carb Hoisin Sauce - great for dipping! Sugar free, gluten free and keto recipe.

Let the sauce cool, then transfer to a bowl, cover it, and store in the fridge until required. This recipe makes about half a cup of sauce.

Low Carb Hoisin Sauce - great for dipping! Sugar free, gluten free and keto recipe.

What to do with your sugar free hoisin sauce!

  • Use it as a glaze for meats like chicken or pork
  • Enjoy it as a dipping sauce for meat or shrimp skewers – or try it with my low carb coconut shrimp!
  • Combine it with mayo for a fantastic condiment – perfect with pulled pork!
  • Ideal for serving with Peking Duck!!!Low Carb Peking Duck
  • Add it to stir fries
  • Drizzle it over an Asian-inspired salad – like these wonderful Tuna Lettuce Cups!

Low Carb Hoisin Sauce - great for dipping! Sugar free, gluten free and keto recipe.

What do you plan to use this low carb hoisin sauce for? Let me know in the comments!

Low Carb Hoisin Sauce

Low Carb Hoisin Sauce

Yield: ½ Cup
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This low carb hoisin sauce is perfect for dipping, stir fries and as a meat glaze! Sugar free, gluten free and keto recipe.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients except the water in a small saucepan, and cook over a low heat until the nut butter has dissolved and a glossy sauce has formed.
  2. Whisk in the water to finish (the sauce will thicken when it cools).
  3. Let the sauce cool, then transfer to a bowl, cover it, and store in the fridge until required

Notes

2g net carbs per serving of 2 tablespoons

Recipe makes ½ cup of sauce.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving Calories 76Total Fat 5gSodium 815mgCarbohydrates 5gNet Carbohydrates 2gFiber 3gProtein 3g

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Suze

Wednesday 17th of March 2021

Hi - this looks great! Have you tried making it with coconut aminos instead of soy sauce? I'm trying to use soy as little as possible. I can deal with a little if aminos won't work, though!

Georgina

Wednesday 17th of March 2021

I haven't tried it, but I can't see why it wouldn't work. Although you might need to season it with a little extra salt, depending on your preferences!

Dee

Monday 26th of October 2020

I was looking for a Keto Hoisin sauce recipe to add to the low carb brown sauce I'm making to drizzle over my Asian pork stuffed Peppers. Rather than making the Hoisin sauce, I'll add the nut butter to the soy sauce, beef bone broth, and traditional Hoisin sauce seasoning. I sweetened my brown sauce with xylitol and thickened with arrow root. My brown sauce definitely needed the rice vinegar kick. The Asian pork stuffing is made with cabbage, mushrooms and onions. A nice change from a ground beef base. Thanks for the inspiration.

Arielle

Saturday 9th of February 2019

Can you suggest a substitute for sugar free honey? I’d love to make this tonight but there’s nowhere in town that sells it. Thanks.

Linda

Saturday 16th of February 2019

Maybe a little xanthan gum used with no carb sweetener would work?

Georgina

Saturday 9th of February 2019

It's tricky because the honey is adding both sweetness and texture. For sweetness you could use any liquid sweetener you might have, or make a simple syrup from granulated sweetener dissolved into boiling water then cooled. Let me know how it turns out!

DavetteB

Thursday 13th of December 2018

I use Hoisin instead of BBQ sauce on pork ribs.

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