Thai Sweet Chili Sauce on a spoon

Thai Sweet Chili

This homemade Thai sweet chili sauce recipe is naturally sweetened and so much better than anything from a bottle. It is gluten free, paleo, clean eating and can be made vegan. A delicious condiment and dipping sauce.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 cup sauce (approx)
Author Leelalicious


  • 2 fresh long red chilli peppers like red jalapeño (in Thailand I used spur chilies)
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger (optional)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup  white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup mild honey or replace with maple syrup to make vegan
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Cut the chilli peppers in half and deseed them, except for 1/2 pepper. Chop coarsely and place in a food processor or chopper. 

  2. Add minced garlic and grated ginger together with water and pulse a few times. 

  3. Add mixture into a small saucepan and add vinegar, honey and water. Stir and bring to a boil on high heat.

  4. Then lower to medium-low and simmer until the sauce thickens. This takes about 20 minutes. Stir occasionally to keep sauce from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

  5. Fill finished sauce into a covered container to store in the fridge.