healthy sweet and sour sauce

Healthy Sweet & Sour Stir Fry

Chinese take away food can always be loaded with msg and isn’t all that good for you. We thought we’d share this amazing sweet and sour sauce recipe with you. It’s so delicious and extra satisfying knowing you can make it yourself and you can control what’s going into your body.


Serves 4



  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Thumb sized piece ginger
  • 3 tbsp white rice wine vinegar
  • 100 ml agave syrup
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot
  • 100 ml boiling water
  • 2 tbsp tamari


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 400 g tofu
  • ½ bunch of scallions
  • ½ head pak choi
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 100 g handful of green beans
  • sesame seeds



  • Add your garlic, ginger, rice wine vinegar, agave syrup and tomato purée to the blender
  • Mix together your arrowroot and boiling water. Leave to sit until it thickens- about 30 seconds
  • Next, add your tamari and arrowroot mixture to the blender and blend!


  • Cut the scallion, peppers, carrots and pak choi into very thin strips, chop the tofu into bite size cubes. Cut the fine beans into thirds.
  • Put your frying pan on a high heat and add 2 tbsp of oil
  • Add the tofu, reduce the heat to medium and fry so that it starts to brown and then add 2 tbsp tamari coating the tofu well in the tamari, remove from the pan and set aside.
  • To your hot pan, add 1 tbsp oil
  • Add your chopped veg and fry for 3 – 5 minutes
  • Pour the sweet and sour sauce into the pan and cook for a further minute, add the tofu and heat for a further minute.
  • Serve with a dusting of sesame seeds and rice or noodles- whichever you prefer!


Keyword stir fry, sweet & sour
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