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Sweet and Hot Lemon Garlic Sauce


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  • 1/4 cup Agave, or Honey or Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tsp coarse or stone ground French Mustard – see note below
  • 1 Garlic clove – minced
  • 1/2 tsp Sambal Oelek or other favorite hot sauce



Step 1

Put all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together together, or blend together in a blender.

Note on mustard – I had a coarsely ground mustard that I tried and really liked with these recipes. We have about 5 different varieties of mustard in our fridge and most would have worked well. I would not have used our Pommery mustard (very vinegary) or a common yellow mustard (not sure how that even got into our fridge? ; ) but the Dijon, wild or other mustards would work well. A Dijon or other smoother grained mustard would work as an emulsifier and so the sauce would not separate when whisked or blended together, which would be nice as well. I considered it, close.

I liked the grain and texture of the sauce how I made it and would make it this way again. Have fun experimenting. Start with what you have on hand. The hot (sambal), sour (lemon) sweet (agave) and savory (mustard-garlic) give a wonderful flavor together that excited the taste buds and work very well together.

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