S'Beet and Sour Sauce

August 4th, 2015

S'beet and Sour Sauce | Sharing Every Bite #glutenfree #vegan #beets #sauce #sweetandsour #chinese #organic #quickandeasy #cornfree #lowcarb

 

S'beet and Sour Sauce | Sharing Every Bite #glutenfree #vegan #beets #sauce #sweetandsour #chinese #organic #quickandeasy #cornfree #lowcarb

 

S'beet and Sour Sauce | Sharing Every Bite #glutenfree #vegan #beets #sauce #sweetandsour #chinese #organic #quickandeasy #cornfree #lowcarb

 

You guys. I will not lie to you... this is going to be your newest addiction: S'beet and sour Sauce (traditional sweet and sour infused with the ever-popular beets!) It goes so well with some fresh spring rolls, although I've since tried it on some salads, stir fries, and veggie burgers. It plays nice with all the foods in the playground. Not only that, it is incredibly simple to make!

 

So where did the inspiration for this beauty come from? Well, mostly I just love mixing obscure, somewhat similar ingredients into "classic" recipes and hoping for the best. It's the most fun that way. Also, I've been challenging myself to try out recipes that I once thought were too difficult. Somehow, spring rolls fell into that category. Why? Couldn't tell you. All you do is soak rice paper in warm water for a few seconds, and wrap your favorite ingredients in it. Then, all you need is an awesome sauce (hint, hint) and you're ready to impress your next dinner guests.

 

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 4-6 minutes

Total time: 14-16 minutes

 

Difficulty level: easy/medium

 

Servings: 3

Serving Size: 1/3 c.

Calories: 126*

 

 

*I don't count calories. My recommendations on calorie counting and nutrition can be found here.

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 1/4 c. canned beet puree (can also use fresh roasted beets if you prefer)
  • 3 large cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 tsp. diced ginger root
  • 1/3 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. honey (or agave if you prefer)
  • 1/3 c. water
  • 2 Tbs. coconut oil
  • 3 Tbs. fresh lemon juice

 

 

Directions:

 

  1. Puree your beets to the consistency of ketchup.
  2. Bring a sauce pan to medium-high heat. When it is good and hot, add coconut oil.
  3. Sautee the garlic and ginger until lightly browned, then add water, followed by the rest of the ingredients, stirring well to incorporate.
  4. Decrease heat to low and let simmer for a few minutes to reduce, continuing to stir.
  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool. You can serve warm, room temperature, or chilled after storing in the refrigerator.

 

S'beet and Sour Sauce | Sharing Every Bite #glutenfree #vegan #beets #sauce #sweetandsour #chinese #organic #quickandeasy #cornfree #lowcarb

 

S'beet and Sour Sauce | Sharing Every Bite #glutenfree #vegan #beets #sauce #sweetandsour #chinese #organic #quickandeasy #cornfree #lowcarb

 

S'beet and Sour Sauce | Sharing Every Bite #glutenfree #vegan #beets #sauce #sweetandsour #chinese #organic #quickandeasy #cornfree #lowcarb

 

Best wishes,