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How To Make Chili Garlic Sauce

ChihYu Smith

This Chinese chili garlic sauce has the perfect blend of garlic, spice, and a little sweet and spicy. It takes 15 minutes to make and uses healthy avocado oil.

Let’s get started!


Start the pan cold


Infuse the avocado oil with minced garlic over low heat.

Bloom the aromatics


Add grated ginger and salt and continue to simmer the oil.

Add the spices


Add Korean chili flakes, coconut sugar, and sesame oil.

Add the seasonings


Add coconut aminos and vinegar. Continue to infuse the oil.

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