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Spicy Lime Dipping Sauce

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Stylist: Sara Slavin
Total time 5 mins
Yield Makes 1/4 cup
Thai chiles give Spicy Lime Dipping Sauce its punch. Serve Spicy Lime Dipping Sauce with your favorite lettuce wraps or spring rolls. 


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

How to Make It

  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.

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