This quick orange sauce recipe was shared with us over a decade ago by a vegan company called Vege USA. These days they focus more on food service than retail, but maintain a commitment to veganism and good flavor. Which is why I’m giving this fabulous condiment recipe a refresh.
This easy orange sauce is similar to a popular Asian dipping sauce for spring rolls. However, it’s spiked with the warm, complex flavors of cinnamon and cumin, and can be made mild or spicy to suit your tastes. Enjoy it as a marinade, make it into a special soy-free sauce for stir fries and rice bowls, or go traditional and use it as a dipping sauce for spring rolls or other bites.
Special Diet Notes: Orange Sauce (Spicy or Not!)
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and generally top food allergy-friendly.
- 1 cup orange marmalade (see note above)
- ¼ cup rice vinegar
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
- Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
- Salt, to taste (optional)
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the marmalade, rice vinegar, cinnamon, and cumin until well combined.
- Add crushed red pepper flakes and salt, to taste, if desired.
In a short time I found exactly what I was looking for…..a NO SUGAR sweet and sour sauce! I ALWAYS buy the ‘no sugar added’ jams and even if it does turn out a bit “runny” I’m still going to be very happy! Thank you!!!
Awesome! Glad this works well for your needs!