Skip to Content

Low Carb Tamarind Dipping Sauce

Low CarbGluten FreeDairy FreeSugar Free

This low carb tamarind sauce is sweet and fruity, but also slightly sour and spicy! A Thai-inspired recipe that's perfect with shrimp – and much more!

Low Carb Tamarind Dipping Sauce - a sour, sweet, and slightly sweet sauce that's perfect for shrimp and so much more!

This post contains affiliate links, which means that at no extra cost to you I can make a tiny bit of money to help support this blog. Thank you!

When I made my recipe for Crying Tiger Steak (soooo good!) I bought some tamarind concentrate. It keeps well in the fridge but I thought it was about time that I used some more – and I was craving that fruity sour flavor! I originally thought of making an Indian-style tamarind chutney, but I was worried that the carbs would work out too high. So I created this dipping sauce, which although has some Thai flavors would work equally well as part of an Indian meal (perhaps for dipping low carb naan bread into?!?!)

It would also make a great marinade or cooking sauce – in fact I'm thinking I rather like the idea of making a tamarind glaze for some ribs – watch this space!

How to Make a Low Carb Tamarind Dipping Sauce

This recipe does need a few special ingredients other than the tamarind concentrate, like red Thai curry paste (you can also use it for my low carb red Thai curry and my red Thai curry chicken wings!), fish sauce, and brown Lakanto sweetener – it's a new product and I *highly* recommend it! Plus you can get 20% off everything in the Lakanto store if you use coupon code SAFTC !

Low Carb Tamarind Dipping Sauce - a sour, sweet, and slightly sweet sauce that's perfect for shrimp and so much more!

Combine these ingredients in a medium saucepan with some water. Cook over a medium heat until the sweetener has fully dissolved.

Low Carb Tamarind Dipping Sauce - a sour, sweet, and slightly sweet sauce that's perfect for shrimp and so much more!

To thicken the sauce, sprinkle a little xanthan gum over. I recommend starting with about an eighth of a teaspoon, and gradually adding more until you get the thickness that you like. 

Let the sauce cool, then store in the fridge for up to three days. To serve, sprinkle with a few toasted sesame seeds.

Low Carb Tamarind Dipping Sauce - a sour, sweet, and slightly sweet sauce that's perfect for shrimp and so much more!

Here are some ideas for what to serve with the sauce:

Low Carb Tamarind Dipping Sauce - a sour, sweet, and slightly sweet sauce that's perfect for shrimp and so much more!

Low Carb Tamarind Dipping Sauce

Low Carb Tamarind Dipping Sauce

Yield: Makes approx. ½ cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This tamarind sauce is sweet and fruity, but also slightly sour and spicy! A Thai-inspired low carb recipe that's perfect with shrimp - and much more!

Instructions

  1. Combine the tamarind, sweetener, fish sauce, curry paste, and water in a medium saucepan. Cook over a medium heat until the sweetener has fully dissolved.
  2. To thicken the sauce, sprinkle a little xanthan gum over. I recommend starting with about an eighth of a teaspoon, and gradually adding more until you get the thickness that you like. 
  3. Let the sauce cool, then store in the fridge for up to three days.
  4. To serve, sprinkle with a few toasted sesame seeds.

Notes

3.7g net carbs per serving of one tablespoon

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving Calories 25Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 191mgCarbohydrates 3.7gNet Carbohydrates 3.7gFiber 0gSugar 3.5gProtein 0.2g

Adapted from this recipe.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to Recipe