No-Added-Sugar Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce Recipe

Low-Carb Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Spicy Dipping Sauce
Low-Carb Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Spicy Dipping Sauce. Photo © Laura Dolson
Total Time 3 min
Prep 3 min, Cook 0 min
Yield About 1/2 cup Dipping Sauce

This super-easy no-added-sugar and low-carb dipping sauce is great with coconut shrimp, chicken wings, tofu chips, ribs, meatballs or whatever your imagination can come up with!


  • 1/2 cup sugar-free apricot jam
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce OR any other Asian chili or chili-garlic sauce OR just use your favorite hot sauce to taste


  1. In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup sugar-free apricot jam, 1 teaspoon mustard, 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce OR any other Asian chili or chili-garlic sauce OR your favorite hot sauce.
  2. After mixing well, adjust the flavors and thin with water, if necessary, to desired consistency.

Nutritional Information: Carbs and calories mostly depend on the jam. I like to use Jok 'N' Al brand, which is 2 grams of carb per tablespoon, so I count that amount for the sauce.

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Sugar-Free Chinese-Style Plum Sauce Recipe: This 4-ingredient recipe is not only sugar-free and low-carb, it's a tasty sauce that goes great with Moo Shu Chicken.

If you don't have access to sugar-free plum jam, you can use blackberry or apricot.

Chicken Wings with Spicy Peach Dipping Sauce Recipe: These days, what used to be throw-away meat -- chicken wings -- are the hottest thing since the last great food trend. 

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The sauce is a nice combination of spicy and sweet. Try to find truly sugar-free canned peaches for the recipe, as most canned peaches have sugar added (even "in juice" has a lot of extra sugar). Alternatively, rinse canned peaches really well, add a cup of water, and sweeten to taste with sugar substitute -- it's probably only a few grams of carb more for the whole recipe.

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