Gluten-Free Sweet & Sour Sauce

10 Oct

img_3608Here is a recipe to save you a fortune over time, if like me you used to pay £1 a pop for one of those jars of sauce. This is a million times better, you know exactly what’s in it, it takes minutes to make and costs pennies. Don’t be scared by the amount of vinegar you need to add, it tastes fantastic! This recipe easily serves 4 people, or 2 if you like a generous amount of sauce.


[Note: I have used dsp to indicate dessertspoon in this recipe which is the standard sized spoon you’d use to eat your cereal with]

  • 3 dsp sugar (white, granulated is fine)
  • 1 dsp cornflour
  • 1 dsp tamari sauce
  • 4 dsp white vinegar
  • 1 dsp tomato puree
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 pint water
  • 2-3oz chopped pineapple
  • 1 oz onion, very finely chopped
  • handful chopped red pepper (optional)

Place all the ingredients, except the pineapple and pepper (if using) into a saucepan and cook until the sauce thickens up, stirring all the time. Not too hot, as you don’t want to burn it and once it has thickened, simmer it gently for about 10 minutes to soften the onion. Then add the pineapple and pepper to heat through for a few minutes.

You can use this sauce however you wish, pour it over your chosen cooked meat, Quorn works well too (you can simmer your fillets in the sauce for 15 minutes, once it’s cooked- stirring periodically) or you can make a veggie sweet and sour, if you wish.


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