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Low Carb Thai Dipping Sauce

This low carb Thai Dipping Sauce is a super useful recipe! It's keto, sugar free, and gluten free, too!

Low Carb Thai Dipping Sauce - sugar free, keto, and gluten free recipe

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So although I already have a low carb Sweet and Sour Sauce recipe on the blog, I've decided to add another one because it's really quite different! This sauce is Thai, more than Chinese, and is made from red bell peppers. It's great for dipping (PERFECT to go with my coconut shrimp!) but also it's delicious with mushrooms or chicken as a sauce. You can even make it spicy if you like!

It's based on a book I've had for around 10 years called Low Carb Gourmet – and it dates back to when Splenda was the only acceptable low carb sweetener to be used in published recipes! Although widely available, Splenda definitely has its limitations, and thankfully these days we have many more options to choose from.

How To Make Low Carb Thai Dipping Sauce

To make the base of the dipping sauce, add water and low carb sweetener (eg Lakanto – get 20% off if you use coupon code SAFTC!) to a small saucepan and heat until the sweetener has dissolved. Set aside to cool.

Roughly chop half a red bell pepper (include some of the seeds!) and place it in a small blender (this sauce *just* fits into the cup attachment on my stick blender!), together with garlic paste, salt, and half the sweetened water. Blend until only tiny pieces of pepper remain (and you will still see some of the seeds – it's supposed to be like that!).Low Carb Thai Dipping Sauce - sugar free, keto, and gluten free recipe

Add lemon juice, fish sauce, and the remaining water. Blend again and give it a taste test – you may prefer a touch more lemon, or salt, or even fish sauce to get that perfect blend of sweet and sour.

Finally, sprinkle some xanthan gum over the sauce, and give it a final whizz. This will immediately thicken up the sauce – no cooking required. Xanthan gum is a really handy zero carb thickener that is useful for all kinds of things!

Low Carb Thai Dipping Sauce - sugar free, keto, and gluten free recipe

Transfer the sauce to a bowl, cover, and store in the fridge for up to a week. It freezes well, too!

Low Carb Thai Dipping Sauce - sugar free, keto, and gluten free recipe

Oh, and if you want to make it a spicy low carb Thai dipping sauce, you have several options. You could blend a fresh chili pepper with the bell peppers, or you could add some hot sauce, or even a few shakes of red pepper flakes!

Low Carb Thai Dipping Sauce - sugar free, keto, and gluten free recipe

Low Carb Thai Dipping Sauce

Low Carb Thai Dipping Sauce

Yield: 1½ cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This low carb Thai Dipping Sauce is a super useful recipe! It's keto, sugar free, and gluten free, too!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add the water and sweetener to a small saucepan and heat until the sweetener has dissolved. Set aside to cool.
  2. Roughly chop the pepper (include some of the seeds!) and place it in a small blender, together with garlic paste, salt, and half the sweetened water. Blend until only tiny pieces of pepper are visible.
  3. Add lemon juice, fish sauce, and the remaining water. Blend again and give it a taste test - you may prefer a touch more lemon, or salt, or even fish sauce to get that perfect blend of sweet and sour.
  4. Finally, sprinkle some xanthan gum over the sauce, and give it a final whizz. This will immediately thicken up the sauce - no cooking required.
  5. Transfer the sauce to a bowl, cover, and store in the fridge for up to a week.

Notes

This recipe makes about 1½ cups of sauce.

1g net carbs per serving of approximately 3 tbs.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 3 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving Calories 8Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gSodium 688mgCarbohydrates 1gNet Carbohydrates 1gFiber 0gProtein 0g

Adapted from Low Carb Gourmet

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