Asian Lime Dipping Sauce

Jennifer H


This sauce is really good. My kids are really into dipping!!! If you are a fan of Asian cuisine, you will love this sauce.

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4-5 cups


10 Min


5 Min


2 c
thai fish sauce (nam pla)
3 c
fresh or bottled lime juice
1/2 c
chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 c
chopped fresh basil
1/2 c
chopped fresh mint
1 Tbsp
peeled and minced fresh ginger

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large non-reactive bowl, combine the ingredients and mix. Use or store.
The herbs darken as the sauce ages; this isn't a taste problem (quite the opposite, as the flavor deepens over time) but the sauce will lose its looks. If this bothers you, make and store the sauce "base" only, then chop and add herbs an hour before serving it. Or strain out any tired herbs from "old" sauce and replace them with fresh.
NOTE: Add grapeseed oil to the sauce in the proportion of 2 oil to 1 sauce. You'll have a great vinaigrette that's perfect for seafood and celery-root salads.

Use the sauce for "ceviche cooking" cod, salmon, and shrimp. Marinate chicken legs and thighs in the sauce, then fry
*** This keeps in the fridge for 1 week***

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces, Dressings
Regional Style: Asian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtag: #lime