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Healthy Bang Bang Sauce (with Shrimp Appetizer!)

An easy, homemade bang bang sauce that goes with just about everything! Simple ingredients and just one step to make this keto, whole30, paleo, gluten-free, and dairy-free version of a popular, beloved sauce. 
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time28 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: bang bang shrimp sauce, dairy-free, gluten-free, keto, paleo, sauce, whole30
Servings: 4 people
Author: Ashley McCrary



  • 1 1/2-2 pound shrimp deveined and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper for seasoning
  • green onions for garnish

Bang Bang Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayo or Greek yogurt (Yogurt is not whole30)
  • 1-2 tablespoons sriracha depending on the desired spice level
  • 1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon coconut aminos
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • OPTIONAL* 1 1/2 tablespoons Sweet Chili Sauce


  • Pat dry the shrimp and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook for 2-3 mins on each side or until pink and opaque.
  • In a medium bowl combine all the ingredients for the sauce and mix.
  • Once the shrimp is done cooking, toss in the sauce until evenly coated. Serve in a lettuce wrap or over cauliflower rice. Garnish with green onions and enjoy! Toss to combine.


Greek Yogurt: If not dairy-free you can substitute Greek Yogurt for the mayo in the sauce for higher protein and less fat.
Thai Sweet Chili Sauce: Yai's Thai Sweet Chili Sauce is Whole30-approved
Nutrition Facts: The nutritional information accounts for the sauce alone. 

Serving Tips

This sauce is so versatile and delicious. It’s the perfect way to jazz up a dish. Add to anything that needs a creamy, sweet, and spicy kick!

Storage Tips

  • Store leftover sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Use it as a sauce, a dip, a dressing, and more! 


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 275mg | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 494mg | Fiber: 0.05g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 1mg