A sugar-free paleo cocktail sauce with just 5 ingredients that you can stir together in minutes! You’ll never go back to the bottled version with all the sugar and processed food chemicals. This easy cocktail sauce is also keto, Whole30, vegan, and gluten-free.
This paleo cocktail sauce is surprisingly simple. With only five ingredients it comes together in minutes. You’ll wonder why you ever bought the pre-made version with all the scary ingredients.
One of the leading cocktail sauce brands contains high fructose corn syrup, sodium benzoate, and xanthan gum. Another brand also adds red no. 40 and 3, caramel color, and blue no. 1. Luckily, it’s easy to make a quick cocktail sauce using real food ingredients.
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Sugar free cocktail sauce
The great thing about making your own cocktail sauce is you can control the quality of the ingredients. This super easy and delicious seafood sauce contains no sugar or added sweeteners, making it low carb, keto, and Whole30-compliant.
I skip the ketchup found in so many cocktail sauce recipes and use a combination of strained tomato sauce and tomato paste to get the right consistency and flavor. I found an Italian brand that comes packed in glass jars and contains just organic tomatoes for both the tomato sauce and the tomato paste.
Be sure to use a prepared horseradish that contains just horseradish and vinegar. I like to go pretty heavy on the horseradish, but you can always use less if you don’t like it as strong.
Lemon juice and sea salt are the only other ingredients in this paleo cocktail sauce. Freshly squeezed lemon juice makes a difference, so skip the bottled lemon juice. And of course, you can always add a dash of hot sauce if you want a little more heat.
This cocktail sauce is wonderful with smoked shrimp or roasted shrimp cocktail — and a perfect complement to a classic raw bar platter of chilled shellfish. Try it with snow crab claws, clams, and oysters (or use it to spice up a Bloody Mary).
If you’re looking for a super easy and impressive appetizer for entertaining, you can’t go wrong with this shrimp cocktail sauce. No one will know it’s secretly sugar-free, keto, paleo, and Whole30!
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