Thai Dipping Sauce

We don’t get groceries super often these days and even when we do, half of the things we want are out of stock. And rice and beans gets old. Actually I don’t know that as a fact because we haven’t made rice and beans at all, but I assume it would get old. But either way, one of the things I like to do to compensate for boring meals is to have plenty of flavourful condiments, sauces, and dips on hand at all times.

So here’s a quick “recipe” for one such dipping sauce. It’s a little sweet, a little salty, a little sour, and a little spicy. I like to dip plain noodles in it but it also goes well with grilled or roasted meats, cooked green veggies, rice, salad greens…. I’m sure it’d really perk up some rice and beans!

Anyway, here’s the recipe.


  • 1/2 cup fish sauce – we like this stuff
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 – 4 Thai chilis, minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, minced
  • 1/4 cup scallions, minced

These ingredients are all staples in our kitchen. We keep a bag of Thai chilis in the freezer and luckily have parsley and scallions in the garden to supplement what we get from the store.

Thai dipping sauce ingredients


  1. Whisk all ingredients together. Boom.
Thai dipping sauce

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