Sweet & Savory Orange Sauce

Kate JanzenCooking, Main Dish, SavoryLeave a Comment

This is a vegan, oil/soy/gluten free take on Sweet&Sour chicken. Clearly, not the same thing, but a delicious and fulfilling meal non-the-less. This particular page is the recipe for the orange sauce, see the Breaded Cauliflower page for the “chicken” part of this meal.

Sweet ‘n Savory Orange Sauce

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: gluten free, oil free, orange, soy free


  • 1 1/2 c. water (or nut/oat milk for a more "creamier" taste)
  • 1/4 c. lemon juice
  • 1/3 c. rice vinegar
  • 1 orange
  • 2 tsp Braggs liquid aminos or salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (add more for more heat)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp oats


  • Blend all sauce ingredients in a high powered blender until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour mixture into a saucepan, and cook on medium-high heat until it thickens, stirring constantly to prevent burning!
  • Serve on top of rice or quinoa, with breaded cauliflower or other vegetable assortments (carrots, broccoli, and/or potatoes also go well with this)
  • Garnish with green onion, sesame seeds, and/or dried onion
  • Serve hot and enjoy!

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