The secret to great spring rolls is that it’s ALL about the dipping sauce. Probably my favorite is a spicy peanut sauce but I have a few others that I really love as well so I thought I’d share all three spring roll sauces here so you can print and make any of them that sound good to you.
The spicy peanut sauce is creamy, slight spicy, slightly sweet, and just totally delicious. I’ve made this exact recipe but swapped the natural peanut butter for almond butter and it was stilly really good so feel free to try that if you have a peanut allergy or are just avoiding legumes.
The sweet and spicy sauce is exactly what it sounds like, a thinner dipping sauce that really packs a punch! You can use fresh chilis or even just a good amount of dried red pepper flakes to make this recipe.
If you’re looking for a super quick and easy sauce that you can make from probably things you already have in your kitchen then make some Yum sauce to dip those spring rolls in. Yum!
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3 Easy Spring Roll Sauces
For spicy peanut sauce:
- 1/2 cup 3/4 cup coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons red curry
- 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 – 1/3 cup water
For sweet and spicy sauce:
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon water
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 red chili (finely chopped OR 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes)
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch or arrow root powder
For the Yum sauce:
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1-2 tablespoons water
- For the spicy peanut sauce first shake well your can of coconut milk. Then add all the ingredients, except water, to a pot and cook over medium heat. Stir as you cook until the sugar is dissolved and everything is heated through. Taste and add more red curry paste if you prefer (start with just 1 tablespoon). Then thin the sauce with water to the consistency you desire.
- For the sweet and spicy sauce first mince the garlic and finely chop the fresh chili if using. Remove some seeds if you prefer a less spicy sauce. In a sauce pan combine the vinegar, 1/2 cup water, sugar, garlic, soy sauce, and chopped chili or pepper flakes. Cook over medium heat and stir well to dissolve the sugar. In a small bowl with a fork whisk together the 1 tablespoon water and 2 teaspoons arrow root powder or corn starch. Whisk until combined well. Drizzle this in to the pan and continue to cook until the sauce thickens and coats the spoon well. Remove from heat.
- For the Yum sauce simply combine all the ingredients except water in a small mixing bowl. Stir together. Taste and add more salt or seasoning you prefer. Then thin to your desired consistency with water.