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Low Sodium Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

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This low sodium sweet and sour sauce recipe is bright, sweet, and fantastic over rice, vegetables, or chicken!  Made with a few simple pantry staple ingredients, and ready in 10 minutes.

This sauce gets it’s classic sweetness from pineapple juice, and the bright color from paprika and chili flakes. It’s fantastic tossed with your favorite protein and is an easy weeknight sauce for your entrees.

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Let’s get saucy, with this fantastic homemade low sodium sweet and sour sauce! This recipe couldn’t be easier to make: add all ingredients to a sauce pan, stir, and it’s ready in 10 minutes.

I love anything coated in sweet and sour sauce, but the kinds you buy at the store are loaded with preservatives and chemicals. This super simple sauce recipe get’s it’s sweetness from pineapple juice and sour flavor from rice vinegar. A pantry staple sauce that takes just minutes to whip up.

This Low Sodium Sweet & Sour Sauce Recipe Is:

  • Thick
  • Sweet
  • Delicious
  • Easy
  • Flavorful
  • Made with Natural Ingredients
  • Great for Serving with Stir Fries

One of the BEST Pantry Sauce Recipes

This low sodium  sweet and sour sauce recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards – most of which you probably have on hand. Keeping a low so pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate.  I made a list of my Favorite Low Sodium Pantry Staples that I always keep stocked. By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious salt-free & low so recipes without a trip to the store!

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What’s In Sweet and Sour Sauce That’s Low in Salt?

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  • Pineapple Juice, I used the juice from a can of pineapple that I drained.
  • Brown Sugar: I  like to use a dark brown sugar for this sauce because I find it has a really nice flavor.
  • Unseasoned Rice Vinegar – I like to get unseasoned vinegar to control the amount of sugar and salt in this dish.
  • Paprika – for a hint of color and great flavor!
  • Red Chili Flakes: for a little heat!
  • Ginger: I love adding fresh or ground ginger
  • Liquid Aminos – Liquid aminos have a fraction of the sodium, but still a ton of the great flavor of soy sauce. We always keep a few bottles of this in our pantry!  It gives a great umami flavor to this dish. 
  • Corn Starch: the secret to thicken the sauce at the end, it really makes a difference adding it to cold water.

Low Sodium Sauce Recipes for a Healthier Meal

This low sodium sweet and sour sauce recipe is a fantastic recipe to drizzle over your favorite stir fry. We’re all about making recipes low sodium when we can. Low sodium cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around fresh ingredients and bright flavorful spices you can make healthier meals for you and your family. Check out all my low sodium condiment & sauce recipes here that are on LowSoRecipes. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic meals for everyone at your table. And I love this fantastic article on How Much Sodium Is A Low Sodium Diet!

How Do I Make Sweet and Sour Sauce Low Sodium?

  1. In a sauce pan, add the pineapple juice and brown sugar, and whisk together over low heat.
  2. Add the rice vinegar, paprika, chili flakes, ground ginger, and liquid aminos and bring to a boil.  Once boiling, reduce heat to a low. In a separate bowl, mix the cornstarch and cold water until corn starch dissolves. Pour the corn starch into the pineapple juice mixture and mix well to combine.
  3. Allow sauce to cook over low heat for 5 minutes until thickened. Toss with steamed vegetables, jasmine rice, or crispy baked chicken and enjoy!

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Low Sodium Sweet and Sour Sauce

This low sodium sweet and sour sauce recipe is bright, sweet, and fantastic over rice, vegetables, or chicken!  Made with a few simple pantry staple ingredients, and ready in 10 minutes. This sauce gets it's classic sweetness from pineapple juice, and the bright color from paprika and chili flakes. It's fantastic tossed with your favorite protein and is an easy weeknight sauce for your entrees.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course dip, Sauce
Cuisine American, asian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 106 kcal

Equipment

  • sauce pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup pineapple juice I used the juice from a 16-ounce can of pineapple
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar unseasoned
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium liquid aminos low sodium soy sauce/tamari
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch mixed with 3 tablespoons of cold water must be cold for the corn starch to dissolve

Instructions
 

  • In a sauce pan, add the pineapple juice and brown sugar, and whisk together over low heat.
  • Add the rice vinegar, paprika, chili flakes, ground ginger, and liquid aminos and bring to a boil.  Once boiling, reduce heat to a low. In a separate bowl, mix the cornstarch and cold water until corn starch dissolves. Pour the corn starch into the pineapple juice mixture and mix well to combine.
  • Allow sauce to cook over low heat for 5 minutes until thickened. Toss with steamed vegetables, jasmine rice, or crispy baked chicken and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 106kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.03gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 169mgPotassium: 83mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 77IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 0.3mg
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