Low-FODMAP Shrimp Cocktail Sauce/ Seafood Dipping Sauce; Gluten-free, Vegan

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One of the best things I discovered when I switched to eating low-FODMAP was how much better things taste with homemade dressings, sauces and dips.  Most of my recipes for salad dressings and sauces can be mixed in about 5 minutes, but the flavor difference is incredible.  I can’t believe that I never figured this out before!

My low-FODMAP Seafood Cocktail/ Shrimp sauce is so much better than the ones I have had from a jar.  It is tangy and fresh, with a kick from the horseradish (modify to your sensitivity).  I love that I can use organic ingredients, and control the sweetness.

You are going to be so proud to serve this low-FODMAP Shrimp Cocktail sauce at your next party, or alongside my low-FODMAP Crispy Breaded Popcorn Shrimp recipe for a fun dinner!

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Rachel Pauls, MD

Low-FODMAP Shrimp Cocktail Sauce/ Seafood Dipping Sauce; Gluten-free, Vegan

Servings: 10  (Yield about 10 ounces); 2 tbsp per serving

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins


  • 6 ounces (one can) tomato paste (no onion, garlic added)
    • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) is one low-FODMAP serving
  • ½ cup (4 ounces) water
  • 3 tablespoons prepared white horseradish
    • The brand I used (Silver Spring) contained: horseradish, distilled vinegar, water, salt, natural flavor
    • Some brands may be more ‘hot’ than others, adjust as necessary
    • 2 tablespoons is one low-FODMAP serving
  • 2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice (do not substitute concentrates)
    • This is about ½ a small lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, more to taste (I used 1 tablespoon since I like my sauce a little sweet)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, gluten-free if necessary
    • 2 tablespoons is one low-FODMAP serving
    • There may be scant onion and garlic in your brand’s ingredients, but this is such a small amount it is typically tolerated
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
    • Feel free to omit this, and/or titrate to taste, for a hotter sauce.  I like my low-FODMAP cocktail sauce to clean my sinuses 😉


  • Whisk or blend all ingredients together *except dry mustard powder* until well combined
  • Taste sauce, and add the mustard powder a bit at a time, if desired
  • Refrigerate until use, lasts up to 4 weeks
  • Tastes better made a day ahead

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