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I miss condiments. A lot of the Paleo food that I am eating would be great with condiments! But unfortunately, those condiments would not be great for my Paleo diet. So I decided to make one that was. I knew that not just any condiment would do– it couldn’t be just ok or vaguely resemble a condiment.

It had to be something great, something that could make me forget about the Ketchup or BBQ sauce that I used to know. And this something is Paleo Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce.

This sauce is sooo good! On par with what I have had at restaurants.

Its not too spicy, not too sweet–and has the perfect texture– its thick enough to stay on what you are eating post-dunk.

Finally a normal textured, normal tasting Paleo condiment!


I no longer eat my paleo chicken fingers while secretly wishing that I could dunk them in ketchup because I have something better to dunk them into.


It really completes many a meal that requires a dipping sauce.  I love it with eggplant, pulled pork or sweet potato fries.

It really is delicious with so many foods! So what are you waiting for??

5 from 7 votes

Paleo Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce

Servings: 4
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
A simple sweet and spicy paleo dipping sauce that's a great way to add flavor to meals.


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  • Mix the vinegar, honey, garlic powder, salt, and hot pepper flakes in a bowl until well blended.
  • Put the mixture into a pan and heat it over medium high heat until it boils.
  • Lower the heat to a simmer and add the 2 tsp of tomato paste, mashing it well into the mixture with a rubber spatula.
  • Let the mixture simmer for 5 minutes while mixing with a rubber spatula pretty often.
  • Pour into a bowl and let cool for a few minutes and enjoy 🙂


Calories: 73kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 0.3gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.03gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gSodium: 32mgPotassium: 66mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 157IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: sauce
Cuisine: American, Paleo
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  1. My son loves fondue. We cook our meat in a coq au vin broth and use this as one of our dipping sauces. Yum!5 stars

  2. i know ketchup is a no-no, but if you were out of tomato paste, could ketchup be used and just cut down on the honey? (since ketchup is sweet too)