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Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  54
  • Protein  0 g
  • Carbohydrates  14 g
  • Fat  0 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  68 mg
  • Potassium  14 mg
  • Phosphorus  3 mg
  • Calcium  3 mg
  • Fiber  0.1 g

Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

Taste the sweet, spicy taste of Thailand cusine with DaVita dietitian Erin's low sodium version of Thai Sweet Chili Sauce.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Erin from Washington.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 2 tablespoons


  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 red jalapeno chili peppers
  • 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 14 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch 


  1. Peel garlic cloves and de-seed peppers.
  2. In the blender, purée together all the ingredients, except cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of the  water.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  4. Lower the heat to medium and simmer until the mixture thickens, and the garlic and pepper begin to soften, about 3 minutes.
  5. Combine the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water to make a slurry.
  6. Whisk in the cornstarch mixture and continue to simmer one more minute.
  7. Let cool completely before storing in a glass jar in the refrigerator.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Most comparable bottled sauces contain 400 mg sodium for a 2 tablespoon serving.
  • Use Serrano or other chili pepper variety of choice. Skip de-seeding for more heat.
  • The cornstarch will help the sauce to thicken slightly, causing nice suspension of the garlic-pepper bits; otherwise, you get a thin sauce with all the little pieces floating on the surface.



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Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

btmailman says:


Why not use Splenda or other heat-stable sugar substitute to make this even more diabetic-friendly? Dietitian comment: You could certainly make that change. Carbs will decrease to 3 grams per serving.

Sep. 15, 2013, 9:30 AM - Inappropriate review?

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