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Vegan Egg Roll dipped in Sweet and Sour Sauce

Sweet and Sour Sauce

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 3-5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 Minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 cup 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Diet: Vegan


Healthy, flavorful, and rich, this oil-free Sweet and Sour Sauce is full of rich sweetness and umami flavors.


  • ½ cup pineapple chunks *
  • 1 Tablespoon reduced-sodium tamari *
  • 1 Tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup (+/-)
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon white miso *
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onions
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch (or arrowroot powder)


  1. Place all the ingredients except for the cornstarch into a high-speed blender, pulse until all the ingredients are smooth and emulsified. Then add the cornstarch and pulse just to mix in.
  2. Place the sauce into a small sauce pot, bring to a boil, then immediately lower to a low boil, simmer for 3 to 5 minutes until the mixture slightly thickens, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat, allow to cool. Use immediately or refrigerate.
  4. Serve as a delicious topper for Asian dishes as well as with potatoes, pasta, and rice.


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.   

*Serving: Makes ½ cup