Sweet Chili Thai Sauce


This sweet chili sauce makes a great savory dip for shrimp or spring rolls. It also works well in stir-fries and noodle dishes, or on a whole-wheat pizza crust with feta, sun-dried tomatoes, chicken, and vegetables.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
3 cups


  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup rice vinegar

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger root, minced

  • 2 teaspoons hot chile pepper, minced

  • 2 teaspoons ketchup

  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon water, or as needed


  1. Pour water and vinegar into a saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in sugar, ginger, chile pepper, ketchup, and garlic; simmer for 5 minutes.

  2. Place cornstarch in a small bowl; mix in water until smooth. Whisk cornstarch mixture into chili sauce.

  3. Remove the saucepan from the stove; let cool. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until needed.

    close up view of Sweet Chili Thai Sauce in a small glass bowl
    Cherise Marie Garland

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

34 Calories
9g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 34
% Daily Value *
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 8g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 1mg 0%
Potassium 4mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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