Sweet Chilli Sauce

  • 5MINS
  • 5MINS
  • 13KCAL

We often get requests from our readers and members of our Facebook group, for slimming friendly versions of their favourite recipes. This Sweet Chilli Sauce is one of those recipes!

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories13
  • Carbs2g
  • Protein0.3g
  • Fat0.03g
  • Saturates0.004g
  • Sugars1g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

What diets is this Sweet Chilli Sauce suitable for?

This Sweet Chilli Sauce is suitable for vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free diets.

Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Sweet Chilli Sauce recipe?

  • You need to count [X] Points per portion of this Sweet Chilli Sauce recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count [X] Points per portion of this Sweet Chilli Sauce recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count [X] Points per portion of this Sweet Chilli Sauce recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Sweet Chilli Sauce?

 

How many calories are in this Sweet Chilli Sauce?

There are 13 calories per portion in this Sweet Chilli Sauce which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Sweet Chilli Sauce is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

What could I serve with Sweet Chilli Sauce?

This Sweet Chilli Sauce is the perfect accompaniment to any of the following dishes:

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How do you know when this Sweet Chilli Sauce is cooked?

You should cook this Sweet Chilli Sauce for around 5 minutes or until the sauce has thickened to your desired consistency.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Sweet Chilli Sauce in the fridge?

This Sweet Chilli Sauce should be poured into an airtight bottle or jar as soon as it’s cold enough.  You can store it in the fridge for around a week or so.

Can I freeze Sweet Chilli Sauce?

No, we wouldn’t recommend freezing this recipe.

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Sweet Chilli Sauce

We often get requests from our readers and members of our Facebook group, for slimming friendly versions of their favourite recipes. This Sweet Chilli Sauce is one of those recipes!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    5 MINS
  • KCals 13
  • Carbs 2G

Ingredients

  • 1 whole Red Chilli finely chopped - no need to remove the seeds (depending on how hot you like it!)
  • 160 ml White Wine Vinegar
  • 2.5 tbsp Granulated Sweetener
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Shallot peeled and grated
  • 2 cloves Garlic grated
  • 2 tsp Tomato Puree
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum you may need a little more or less
  • Low Calorie Cooking Spray

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Instructions

  1. Mist a small pan with low calorie cooking spray, then fry off the garlic, shallot and chopped chilli until they have started to colour slightly
  2. Pour in the white wine vinegar, then add the sweetener, salt and tomato puree. Stir well and bring to the boil
  3. Stir in the honey, allow to simmer for a minute then remove from the heat
  4. Add the Xanthan Gum a sprinkle at a time, whisking well after each addition. Continue adding and whisking until the sauce has thickened to the right consistency. Check the taste and add a little more sweetener if necessary
  5. Remove from the heat and allow to cool, then pour into an airtight jar or bottle and keep in the fridge until you're ready to use

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Rosemarie R.WangTuesday 3rd September 2019

I love this recipe. Can it be frozen?

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    Emma TThursday 19th September 2019

    Hi Rosemarie,

    We’ve not tried freezing it, I’m not sure it would work as it may become gloopy when defrosted.

    Hope that helps!

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