Spicy Lime Dipping Sauce

Spicy Lime Dipping Sauce Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Stylist: Sara Slavin
Thai chiles give Spicy Lime Dipping Sauce its punch. Serve Spicy Lime Dipping Sauce with your favorite lettuce wraps or spring rolls.



Makes 1/4 cup
Total time: 5 Minutes

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Total: 5 Minutes


2 Thai or serrano chiles, stemmed and minced
2 teaspoons salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup fresh lime juice


1. Grind chiles in a mortar with 1 tsp. salt to a paste with a pestle.

2. Transfer to a small bowl and stir in remaining 1 tsp. salt, the pepper, and lime juice.


Charles Phan,

Adapted from Vietnamese Home Cooking, copyright 2012 by Charles Phan.,


August 2012
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