Updated: Feb 23, 2021
Our Vietnamese-style dipping sauce uses ingredients that you probably already have at home. The sweet flavor pairs perfectly with noodles, rice paper rolls, and vegetable dishes. It can work as a base for so many peanut-centric dishes (I'm looking at you, peanut noodles). I grew up with this as a staple in my household, and I'm so excited to share this quick and easy recipe with you.
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Creamy Peanut Sauce
1/4 cup water
3 tbsp smooth peanut butter
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tbsp sriracha or sambal oelek
1 tbsp sugar (add more for sweeter sauce)
1 tbsp soy sauce
Add all ingredients to a small saucepan.
Turn heat onto low and mix until all ingredients are combined and sauce has smooth consistency. If texture is too thick, add extra water 1 tbsp at a time. If mixture is too runny, add peanut butter 1 tbsp at a time.
After everything has been incorporated into a smooth sauce, pour into a small bowl and enjoy with spring rolls.
This dipping sauce pairs perfectly with our lemongrass tofu spring roll recipe.
Let us know what you think of this dipping sauce in the comments!