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Orange Ginger Sauce

gluten-free orange ginger dipping sauce recipe

I like to serve this delicious Orange Ginger Sauce with the gluten free Chicken Fingers from my book, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook.  It’s sweet enough that my children enjoy it and gingery enough for me –a perfect condiment for the entire family.  I also like to dip steamed broccoli into this sauce.  I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do!

With all of the cold weather we’re having here in Colorado, I’ve been relying on ginger quite a bit in my cooking.  In addition to this sauce, I’ve had a pot of my Ginger Licorice Tea on the stove just about every day over here.  Yesterday I changed it up and made a big pot of Soothing Chai.  These spicy drinks are keeping me warm in the bitter cold of this Colorado winter.

Orange Ginger Sauce


  1. Combine all ingredients in a mason jar
  2. Shake vigorously to combine
  3. Serve with Chicken Fingers (from The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook)

Have you made the Chicken Fingers from The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook?  If not, you are missing out.  They are my children’s fave dinner.  If you don’t have my book, serve this healthy gluten free sauce with Fish Sticks.

Here are some other great looking dipping sauce recipes for Chicken Fingers and Fish Sticks:
-Pineapple Dipping Sauce from The Sensitive Pantry
-Thai Peanut Sauce from Book of Yum
-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce from Nourishing Meals

posted on March 8, 2011, 21 comments

  1. Valerie @ City|Life|Eats @ citylifeeats.com

    Hi Elana – these look fabulous. I adopted you for Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger this month – it’s been a pleasure to read through your archives and cook my way through several recipes on you blog and in your first book :) http://www.citylifeeats.com/2011/03/adopt-gluten-free-blogger-elana-of.html

  2. Jenny

    This recipe looks great – am going to try it tonight w/ oven roasted cod fish sticks. Looks like it would go great with a spinach salad too (think I’ll make that for dinner also). Thanks for saving us from another boring meal!

  3. Archena

    Absolutely Lovely, will just have to try this out

  4. Jenny Eliuk @ Stay on Path @ stayonpath.blogspot.com

    Yum! Chicken fingers and a dipping sauce are definitely things we miss on a gluten-free diet. I was dreaming of buffalo wings for dinner, but this looks more realistic for tonight. I might add some paprika and chile powder to the “breading” and see how that turns out.

  5. nicolette @ momnivore's dilemma @ momnivoresdilemma.blogspot.com

    so glad this sauce is soy-free as well! going to bookmark this and give it a try.

    thanks, elana…

  6. AnneKD

    Hmm. Maybe I’ll try this sauce on a big bowl of steamed veggies sometime soon. My husband is vegetarian, and I usually can’t be bothered to cook two different things so for suppers I just do a gluten free vegetarian something or other. This sauce will be a nice change from the overly salty gf soy sauce we usually use over steamed veggies. Thanks!

  7. Hello Elana,
    Love your blog and your recipes. Thanks for great info. I am a pharmacist that believes in holistic health and I now practice Functional medicine.
    I have two popular websites and would like to ask if you wouldn’t mind me posting some of your recipes and I will place a link to your blog.
    Best, Inna Lukyanovsky, RPh, CGP

  8. Jenny

    Just made this dressing for dinner and had it on spinach, bacon salad w/ scallops. It was so good, I actually drank the left over dressing from the bottom of my salad!

  9. Shirley @ gfe @ glutenfreeeasily.com

    Upscale, yet still very simple, dipping sauce! Love it. :-)


  10. Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing @ nourishingflourishing.com

    This looks delicious! I also live in Boulder and our ginger stores are dwindling for the same reasons. I bought a bottle of ume plum vinegar probably over a year ago, in hopes of using it in one of your recipes. I haven’t quite figured out how to best incorporate it into my cooking; it’s still a new flavor for me! : )

  11. Lisa @ www.bakedinmaine.com @ bakedinmaine.com

    I LOVE ginger!
    I LOVE orange!

    Add some chicken fingers and I’m soooo HAPPY!

    ~Lisa xo

  12. wow. deliah looking and so much better for dipping than typical high fructose corn syrup sauces you get w take out

  13. Luana

    Orange and ginger is such a lovely combination. I’d like to try this as a salad dressing, maybe with some mixed greens and arugula, cucumber, radishes and chickpeas.

  14. bob

    Thanks for the recipe, Elana. Since I had planned steamed broccoli for dinner anyway (thanks to your inspiration after reading about you eating two heads of it for dinner) I made some of this sauce and drizzled it on top. It was a nice change to plain veges, and I like the ginger/orange combo. Yum!

  15. Thank you for posting such wonderful recipes. I’m looking forward to trying this one – I love ginger and orange. I saw your gluten-free almond flour cookbook at my nutritionist’s office the other day and just ordered it for myself. All of the recipes looked so delicious, I can’t wait for it to get here!

  16. Jen @ keepitsimplefoods @ keepitsimplefoods.com

    This sounds terrific! I wonder if apple cider vinegar would work as a sub for the plum wine vinegar? It’s probably not as sweet, so it might not work. Love this sauce though. Sounds perfect for dipping veggies!

  17. I made this last night after getting a good piece of fresh chicken at our health food store …

    I dipped the chunks of chicken in corn starch, deep fried ever so quickly, so they were just barely tan and “OH SO MOIST”, served with jasmine rice and poured this sauce over it all … OMG … I want this several times a week …. so simple to make and wonderful deliciousness …

    Thank you Elana~
    Karin xoxoxo

  18. Holly

    I love this dipping sauce! I wrote it straight into the cookbook under the chicken finger recipe. Elana, it’s like you left the gap there on purpose!

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