I’m posting this easy and delicious low carb sweet chili dipping sauce recipe on its own so that I can reference it in future (and even past) recipes. It’s so versatile and perfect for dipping all manner of low carb finger foods! Also a ton of Belize photos at the bottom of the post!
Chicken, fish, and shrimp are all no brainers for dipping into this low carb sweet chili dipping sauce, but it’s also great drizzled on stir fries and other recipes with an Asian flair!
I love the spicy / sweet thing that a this sauce has going on, and it’s surprisingly easy to achieve with only a few ingredients! You can also easily adjust the heat in this low carb sweet chili dipping sauce, so that it complements whatever you want to serve it with perfectly.
Low Carb Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce
- Yield: 16 servings 1x
This easy low carb sweet chili dipping sauce is spicy and sweet – the perfect compliment to chicken, shrimp or fish! Keto and atkins friendly!
- 1 cup sugar free orange marmalade
- 1 Tbsp lime juice
- 1 Tbsp fish sauce
- 1/4 tsp minced habanero (or to taste)
- 1/2 tsp dried red pepper flakes
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 tsp sesame oil
- Combine all of the ingredients together and mix well. Store in the fridge for up to a week.
- Category: Low Carb Condiment Recipe
- Cuisine: Asian
- Serving Size: 1 Tbsp
- Calories: 11
- Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 3g net
- Protein: 0
In other news, we are bracing ourselves for a direct hit from what is now being called Hurricane Earl which is on a course aimed right at us. Since we’re on an island and live right on the beach as well, it’s more than a little disconcerting. The house we’re leasing is all concrete and we have a second floor so we’ll be hunkering down up there for the next couple of days and will likely be fine.
Depending on how bad the storm is, we may not have power or internet for days – I’ll post an update (and more recipes) when I can.
Life in Belize isn’t all doom and gloom though – the reason I haven’t posted lately is because we had friend visiting for two weeks and pretty much didn’t work at all. Here’s a bunch of photos of what we’ve been up to for the last month!
Now I’ve got to go fill the tub with water in preparation for the storm! See you on the other side!!! ?
Curious if a bit of tamari and Worcestershire sauce would be an adequate substitute for the fish sauce? Also if I skip the habenaro and just use a couple of chili flakes would this be still sweet & savoury but without the heat? I’m thinking of pairing this with your sausage rolls recipe for a party and a lot of people are older and can’t handle any spices ? Or would you have an alternate suggestion? Thanks!
Mellissa Sevigny says
I think Worcestershire sauce would alter the flavor profile too much, the tamari alone would be fine. And yes you can leave out the habanero and add some pepper flakes for a much smaller kick. Otherwise maybe serve them with a sugar free ketchup or bbq sauce to dip in. And they are also tasty alone so no sauce is really even needed.
what brand of sugar free orange marmalade did you use?
Love this recipe! I did have to sub Worcestershire for the fish sauce though (I had a bad experience with fish sauce). I grilled whole wings until they were browned and then applied liberally to the wings on the grill and let them cook about 15 mins more. Served with cauliflower fried rice. It was super easy and everyone loved it. Will go into my regular rotation. I live in South Florida and I love to find unusual grill recipes. This is especially nice since there is no sugar and the grill doesn’t flare up. I used the Polaner
Sugar Free with Fiber as you mentioned. It does make it very thick so I added a little soy sauce to the part I used to coat the wings. Could easily add water or aminos if you don’t use soy sauce. Thanks so much for another great recipe!
Sweet and sour is great! I like sauces like these. Spicing up life. Nice pics
Robin Dailey says
My question is: ( I love spicy things but I have sensitive stomach lining issues, So… ) If I omit the pepper flake and the habanero, is there a mild alternative I can add to keep the base flavor similar? Like roasted green or banana peppers? I Love Sweet Chili dipping Sauce!
What brand of sugar free orange marmalade did you use? I can’t seem to find one.
Mellissa Sevigny says
I think it was Polaner plus fiber? It’s been a long time so I don’t remember. Smuckers has one too I think.
Anne C says
Love the Chili Dipping Sauce recipe. Can’t wait to make some!
Amy V says
These pictures of Belize made me miss it! OVer the past 5 years, I have spent many months in Belize writing my thesis and developing programming for a children’s home in San Ignacio. I love Caye Caulker. Are you still in Belize?
Maya | Wholesome Yum says
This looks wonderful! I’ll bet it’s great on chicken or fish. What are some of your plans to use it?
What exactly is fish sauce? Anxious to try this! :)
Mellissa Sevigny says
It’s like soy sauce Susan with a slightly different flavor. It adds a savory element to the sauce and makes it taste authentically Asian. You can usually find it in the asian section of the grocery store, but if you have a whole foods or are an amazon prime member I recommend paying a couple dollars more for red boat brand, it’s the best and has no sugar!
Do you need to add the fish sauce… Kinda $$ here
Mellissa Sevigny says
You could substitute soy sauce but the flavor will be a bit different Barbara!
Shirley B. says
I thought of you when I heard where the storm was heading. Best wishes from the Gulf coast of Texas!
You guys hang tough!
Thanks for the recipe, looks great! Take care of you and yours and be safe. The pics are beautiful, glad you are in a place you can enjoy.
I am new to low carbing, so I’m in the still reading-about-it-and-not-quite-trusting-or-understanding-it stage. Your recipes look delicious; thank you for sharing! I look forward to trying this one.
Also, your photos from today look amazing/terrifyingly beautiful; please stay safe and well! Prayers from a new friend/follower from Vancouver Island.
Amazing pictures. Following your recipes down here in Nigeria and loving the ones I could make. Please stay safe. Hope to read from you soon!
Stay safe with the hurricane bearing down on you! Beautiful place you have!
Thank you for the recipe! I love it! Also, great pictures! Especially the one with the clouds and boat! Amazing! Stay safe!
Will be trying this recipe asap! Thanks!
PLEASE let us know when you are safe! What awesome pics!
This looks excellent ! It will be nice as a sub for sauces I used in the distant past that were laden with sugar.
On another note, I lived on the Gulf Coast of Florida for a decade about 30 years ago. It got very tiresome and disconcerting every year dealing with hurricanes, unnamed storms that would pop up often at night destroying everything beyond several blocks from the water, and violent thunderstorms with hail large enough to smash anything and everything not under cover, including human heads. I loved the water, but living near it has a lot of drawbacks. Be safe !
Kathy Kral says
Stay safe Melissa!!!!
Beautiful pics! What storm??
Becky Cramer says
Will be keeping you and yours in my thoughts!!! Stay safe!!! (((((Hugs)))))