Pineapple Sweet Chili Sauce

Pineapple Sweet Chili Sauce
Sweet chili sauce is one of my favourite condiments and it's super easy to make at home! You pretty much just need to puree some chilies and garlic, add a liquid, sugar, vinegar and a thickener and you are have some tasty homemade sweet chili sauce! One of the nice things about the sweet chili sauce recipe is that you can change it up by adding different things and in this case I went with a tropical theme by adding pineapple! In addition to adding the pineapple I switched the sugar for palm sugar to add a depth of flavour. If you love sweet chili sauce then you'll love this pineapple sweet chili sauce even more, both for the flavour and for the small chunks of pineapple which make this sweet chili sauce amazing!

Pineapple Sweet Chili Sauce

Pineapple Sweet Chili Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Servings: 32(~2 cups or 32 1 tablespoon servings)

A tropical pineapple sweet chili sauce!


ingredients
  • 1 cup pineapple, diced
  • 2 cayenne chilies, stems removed
  • 2 birds eye chilies, stems removed
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3/4 cup water or pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar or white vinegar
  • 1 lime, juice and zest
  • 1/2 cup palm sugar or sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
directions
  1. Puree the pineapple, chilies and garlic along with the water in a food processor.
  2. Bring the pureed mixture, vinegar, lime juice an zest, sugar and salt to a boil and reduce the heat to a simmer.
  3. Mix the cornstarch into the water, mix it into the sauce and simmer until the sauce thickens, about a minute.

Option: Use whichever red chilies you have available and add enough to get the level of heat to where you want.
Option: Instead of using chilies, use your favourite hot sauce, such as sriracha, to add the chili heat.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 18, Fat 0 (Saturated 0g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 109mg, Carbs 4.5g (Fiber 0, Sugars 3.7g), Protein 0g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

10 comments:

Sara said...

Oooh, I need to make this -- looks absolutely amazing!

adina said...

That looks so good! I love this kind of things...

Sheri Maloney said...

I'm new to the world of chilies - does this recipe have a lot of heat?

Kevin Lynch said...

Sheri Maloney: You can control the amount of heat by how many chilies you add. If you want it milder then use fewer chilies. Try adding the chilies one at a time until you get to the desired level of heat.

Bethany Hughes said...

I love chili, so I'll sure try this recipe. Any ideas what can I eat this sauce with? BBQ may be...

Kevin Lynch said...

Bethany Hughes: There are a few ideas just below the recipe and I also like to use it in marinades, dressings, as a condiment in sandwiches, chicken wings, BBQ, etc.

Matthew Schultz said...

How long does this keep? Do you make it before each meal or can I keep it as a condiment in the fridge?

Kevin Lynch said...

Matthew Schultz: It will keep in the fridge for about a week.

Meghan Ballard said...

Where/when do you add the lime?

Kevin Lynch said...

Meghan Ballard: In step 2 with the vinegar. I have updated the recipe! Thanks and enjoy!

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