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Sweet Chilli Sauce — Cooking with Gia and Olive

By Gia Kavanagh 1 min read
Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Bring a little bit of Thailand into your home with this naturally-sweetened sweet chilli sauce.

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

Cooking Time: 10 Minutes


  • ½ cup dates, pitted
  • ¾ cup hot water
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 red chilli, with seeds
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • ¼ cup cold water


  1. Place dates and hot water in the blender and let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, chilli, lemon juice and salt, and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour the sauce into a pot and bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. In a cup, mix arrowroot and cold water. Turn stove off and stir in arrowroot mixture. It should thicken very quickly.
  5. Allow sauce to cool before storing in an air-tight jar in the refrigerator.

Source: The Revive Café Cookbook