Thai Peanut Sauce

This is a classic dipping sauce for  Vietnamese Summer rolls but you may find many additional uses. For additional spice, consider adding the Asian chili-garlic sauce.


  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Asian chili-garlic sauce (optional)


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. 
  2. Adjust seasonings to taste, adding more water to thin if desired.
  3. If serving as a dipping sauce, try garnishing with chopped roasted peanuts, cilantro or sliced green onions.