Korean Dipping Sauce

Korean Dipping Sauce Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Look for roasted ground sesame seeds at ­Korean markets. They're not ground to a powder but crushed a bit. You can make your own by toasting sesame seeds until deeply golden, allowing them to cool, and crushing with a mortar and pestle. Serve this sauce with Scallion Pancakes and Shrimp Mandu.


Serves 8 (serving size: about 1 tablespoon)
Total time: 3 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 3 Minutes
Total: 3 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 12
Fat 0.3 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.1 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 0.6 g
Carbohydrate 1.7 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 196 mg
Calcium 3 mg


1/4 cup lower-sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons roasted ground sesame seeds
2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
1 red jalapeño pepper, sliced


1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add onions and jalapeño.