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3 Classic Spring Roll Dipping Sauces

Three classic spring roll dipping sauces that are sweet, tangy & flavorful! Ready in under 5 minutes! Included are a creamy peanut sauce, tangy Vietnamese fish sauce & sweet hoisin sauce. 
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
Servings: 12
Calories: 94kcal


Vietnamese Dipping Sauce - Nuoc Cham

  • ¼ cup fish sauce - vegetarian option in Note 1
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice - freshly squeezed, about half a lime
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic - finely diced
  • 1 small Thai chili pepper - finely diced
  • 1 Tablespoon shredded carrot
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce - (optional)

Hoisin Dipping Sauce

  • ½ cup hoisin sauce
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons water
  • 4 teaspoons lime juice – freshly squeezed
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped peanuts – for garnish

Peanut Dipping Sauce

  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter – I used all natural, unsweetened peanut butter
  • ¼ cup lite coconut milk – can substitute with water
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped peanuts – for garnish
  • 1 Tablespoon chili garlic sauce – (optional)


Vietnamese Dipping Sauce - Nuoc Cham:

  • Set the carrots aside. Add the remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix it together until the sugar completely dissolves. Add the shredded carrots right before serving. Makes about 1 cup of sauce.

Hoisin Dipping Sauce:

  • Set the water aside and mix the remaining ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Depending on how thick your hoisin sauce is, you may need to add more or less water.
  • Add the water a teaspoon at a time until it reaches your desired consistency. Adjust for seasoning if needed. Makes ¾ cup of sauce.

Peanut Dipping Sauce:

  • Combine all the ingredients (except for the chopped peanuts) in a medium size bowl and mix it together until the peanut sauce is smooth and creamy. Depending on how thick your peanut butter is, you may need to add more coconut milk or water to get the desired consistency.
    If your peanut butter has added sugar, you may want to reduce the amount of sugar added.
  • Garnish with chopped peanuts and chili garlic sauce if desired. Makes about ¾ cup of sauce.


  1. For a vegetarian option to fish sauce: you can replace the amount with 2 Tablespoons of water and 2 Tablespoons of soy sauce. Adding too much soy sauce can overwhelm the flavor of the sauce so adjust for seasoning using sea salt. 
  2. Storing leftovers: Store leftovers in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for up to 5 days. 
  3. Serve with Vegetarian Summer Rolls.


Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 717mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 209IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg