Vietnamese Dipping Sauce

Vietnamese Dipping Sauce

This tangy Vietnamese dipping sauce—perfect for spring rolls—is flavored with lime juice, fish sauce, garlic and serrano pepper.

From EatingWell: The Simple Art of EatingWell
Yield: 1/2 cup
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  1. 3 tablespoons lime juice
  2. 3 tablespoons water
  3. 2 tablespoons fish sauce (see Tip)
  4. 1 tablespoon sugar
  5. 1 clove garlic, minced
  6. 1 serrano pepper, minced, or 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  7. 1 scallion, minced (optional)


  1. Stir together lime juice, water, fish sauce, sugar, garlic, serrano (or crushed red pepper) and scallion (if using) in a small bowl until the sugar is dissolved.

Tips & Notes


Nutrition Per Serving: 13 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 0 g fiber; 298 mg sodium; 11 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus:

0 Carbohydrate Serving

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