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Vietnamese Peanut Sauce

Rich and creamy Vietnamese peanut sauce with the right balance of sweet and savory. A great dipping sauce for fresh spring rolls and many other dishes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizers and Side dishes
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: easy, quick
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 102kcal
Author: Sophie


  • olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4-1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • teaspoon soy sauce
  • roasted peanuts (for toppings)


  • Add olive oil just enough to coat the bottom of a small sauce pan over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for a few seconds until fragrant.
  • Add hoisin sauce to the saucepan. Stir for about 10 seconds until the sauce looks thinner. Then add peanut butter, give everything a quick stir.
  • Add coconut milk and stir to combine. Once the sauce starts to simmer, add 1/4-1/3 cup of water to adjust consistency to your likings (you can also add more coconut milk instead of water).
  • Reduce the heat as needed to maintain a very gentle simmer and avoid boiling the sauce. Add salt and soy sauce, taste and adjust to your likings. Transfer to a clean bowl to let it cool down.
  • The sauce can be served once it is no longer hot, or you can refrigeratate and serve it the next day after warming it in the microwave or on the stove.


This recipe yields slightly over 1 cup of sauce. It is enough to serve with 16 spring rolls, which can serve 4-8 people.
Don't make the sauce too thick right out of the saucepan because it will continue to thicken when cooling down. You can watch the video in the post to see the consistency I prefer.


Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg