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Sweet and Sour Sauce

What you need: 

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons corn starch

What you do: 

1. Cook the vegan sugar, vinegar, lemon juice, and water until the sugar is dissolved.
2. Mix cornstarch with a bit of water until not lumpy. Gradually add the corn starch mixture to pot.
3. Cook until thickens.

Preparation Time: 
10 min
Cooking Time: 
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This is a great and simple recipe. We use it with the tofu fingers recipe on this site.  The 2 things I change is add a heaping 1/2 cup brown sugar and while cooking I add ketchup.


This is really yummy with the crunchy tofu strips on this site.  Great, simple recipe! ;)b


If I had known doing sweet and sour sauce was so easy, I wouldn't have wasted any time searching the grocery stores for ready-made sauce.

I did change it up a bit, because I'm not a huge fan of vinagre... so, as I could smell it really strongly while it was cooking, I added more sugar, more lemon juice, and also some ketchup to add to the sweetness and cover the vinagre flavour a bit, as well as give it the color I'm used to seeing here. I also used only 2tablespoons of cornstarch, I liked that thickness. Thank you for this!


best sweet n sour recipe we've found so far...had it over freid tofu and rice! delish! thanks! ;)b


Thank you for this recipe.  I made the simple sweet and sour vegetables recipe and the ingredient amounts were wrong so I was a little disappointed as  the sauce really makes the recipe.  I threw out the other sauce and made this recipe and it saved my dinner.  thanks a million!!


Thanks, this recipe is so simple and easy, it was perfect for fried rice :D i subbed lime for the lemon, cuz thats all i had, and it was really good.


Good recipe--the cornstarch gives it the perfect texture.  I used this with the recipe for sweet & sour seitan on this site.  I substituted brown rice syrup for half the sugar, used apple cider vinegar, and added a little pineapple juice.  It was great!

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