Sweet and Sour Sauce

This sauce is divine served with Chinese-style dishes and the Sola® saves oodles of calories and lends the perfect subtle sweetness.

  1. Slice the onion, place it into a saucepan with the garlic and olive oil, and cook over medium-low heat for approximately five minutes, until lightly golden-brown.
  2. Add the vinegar, water, red wine, tomato paste, Sola® sweetener, pineapple, and spices, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a low simmer and continue to cook (stirring regularly) for 25 minutes until the sauce has thickened and is rich in color.
  3. Whisk the cornstarch in and continue to cook for a couple of minutes until the mixture thickens slightly, then remove from the heat and use an immersion blender to blend the sauce until smooth.
  4. Serve the sauce warm; it will thicken slightly as it cools. 

*Total net carbs assist you in tracking carbohydrates that impact blood sugars. Dietary fiber and Sola sweetener should be subtracted from total carbohydrates since they minimally impact blood sugar.


Makes: approximately 8 servings

Prep time: 5minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes


  • ¼ large white onion
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup (240 ml) red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup (240 ml) water
  • ½ cup (120 ml) red wine
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 ½ cups (285 g) Sola® sweetener
  • 2 tablespoons fresh pineapple, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon chili paste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in 2 teaspoons water


  • Calories (kcal) 61
  • Fat (g) 0.04
  • Protein (g) 0.47
  • Carbohydrates (g) 38.01
  • Dietary Fiber (g) 0.49
  • Total Sugars (g) 1.28
  • Sola® Sweetener (g) 35.63
  • *Net carbs (g) 1.90
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Sandra Pulido