Speedy Orange Sauce for Dipping, Stir Fries or Marinades


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.

Speedy Orange Sauce Recipe for Dipping, Stir Fries or Marinades

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.

Speedy Orange Sauce for Dipping, Stir Fries or Marinades
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Orange marmalade is traditionally bitter but also comes in sweet "American" versions. We prefer the sweeter variety for dipping, but feel free to choose the type that suit your tastes.
Serves: 1¼ cups
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the marmalade, rice vinegar, cinnamon, and cumin until well combined.
  2. Add crushed red pepper flakes and salt, to taste, if desired.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. 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!!!

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