Hoisin Peanut Sambal Sauce


Dipping sauce for Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Recipe makes 1 cup of sauce


  • 2/3 cup hoisin
  • 2 heaping tbsp chunky peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp rice or coconut vinegar 
  • Juice from one lime or lemon
  • 1-2 tsp chili sambal (add more if you like it spicy)
  • 1-2 tsp sriracha (add more if you like it spicy)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil/sesame oil mix
  • 1 tsp fish sauce


  1. In small sauce pan, Sauté  garlic, onion and green onion in oil.  Add fish sauce to pan.  Sauté for a minute until garlic starts to brown.  Do not let this burn.
  2. Lower heat to medium and add the hoisin, peanut butter, vinegar and stir until combined in pan.
  3. Add the sambal and sriracha, juice the lemon or lime over the mixture.
  4. Stir for another minute and turn off heat

You can top with more chopped peanuts if you’d like.  Ready to serve with spring rolls!


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