Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce - A Family Feast

Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups


Note: You can leave the pepper seeds in if you like this sauce to be hotter and spicier.


  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh garlic, about three cloves
  • 3 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh jalapeno or Serrano peppers, stemmed and seeds removed, see note
  • ¼ cup champagne vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. In a blender, place ginger, garlic, peppers, vinegar, water, ketchup, sugar and salt. Puree until smooth but leave a few bits unprocessed, about 30 seconds.
  2. Place ingredients into a sauce pan and bring to a simmer and simmer for five minutes.
  3. In a small cup, mix corn starch and water and add to pan. Heat just to thickened, then remove from heat.
  4. Cool and refrigerate until ready to use. When ready, remove to room temperature before serving.
  5. Keep up to two weeks refrigerated.