Sweet chilli dipping sauce

You can tailor this brilliant sauce to your taste: add less sugar, ramp up the chilli or simmer till it’s sticky and jammy. It takes no time and keeps in the fridge for up to 5 days.


1 garlic clove, chopped

1 red chilli, chopped (deseeded, if liked)

50g caster sugar

3 tbsp white wine vinegar


1. Put all the ingredients in a pan with 100ml water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 3–5 minutes, until the chilli has softened and the sauce has reduced by half. Take off the heat, then pour into a small dish and leave to cool.

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  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 10 minutes 10 minutes

Makes: About 75ml

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 129kJ
Fat trace
Saturated Fat 0g
Carbohydrate 7.5g
Sugars 7.4g
Protein 0.1g
Salt trace
Fibre trace

This nutritional information relates to a 15ml serving

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This recipe was first published in Thu Aug 28 17:03:46 BST 2014.