Healthier Asian Dipping Sauces: Who doesn’t love to dip! Those dips can sabotage a healthy meal, snack or appetizer. Don.t fall off your healthy eating plan to dip, make these healthier versions.

Healthier Asian Dipping Sauces

By on January 31, 2016

Chips and dip, vegetables and dip….Who doesn’t love to dip! However those dips can sabotage a healthy meal, snack or appetizer.

When we eat Asian or Thai foods we also love to dip and drizzle! Asian dips are a standard on our table when we eat spring rolls and lettuce wraps.  It seems to elevate the dish to another level! 

Our favorite sauces are  peanut sauce, sweet chili sauce and of course a more traditional soy based sauce.  When serving spring rolls as an appetizer these sauces are a must! Drizzling these tasty sauces on chicken lettuce wraps creates a new taste sensation with each different sauce used.   Check out our spring roll recipe! 

Traditional sauces can be high in sugar and fat so of course we cleaned them up to fit into our healthy eating lifestyle. They are not perfect but have less sugar and fat and we can enjoy our food and stay on track!

Substituting honey or organic sugar instead of refined white sugar as well as substituting BRAGG Liquid Aminos  for soy sauce are a couple of the changes made. We also chose to use smooth organic peanut butter in the peanut sauce.  Potato starch works nicely to thicken the sauces just a bit but you can use corn starch if that is what you have on hand.  Feel free to adjust flavorings to your taste.  Let us know of your favorite combinations!

By making your own sauces and controlling the ingredients you do not have to hesitate to dip but can do so in moderation without worry! Healthy eating is not meant to be deprivation! Enjoy!Healthier Asian Dipping Sauces: Who doesn’t love to dip! Those dips can sabotage a healthy meal, snack or appetizer. Don.t fall off your healthy eating plan to dip, make these healthier versions.

 

Peanut Sauce
A savory, nutty dipping sauce for spring rolls or to drizzle over chicken lettuce wraps. It is also a great dipping sauce for fondue!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  2. 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  3. 3 green onions, sliced
  4. 2 tablespoons smooth organic peanut butter
  5. 1 tablespoon BRAGG Liquid Aminos or soy sauce
  6. 1⁄2 cup water
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a small sauce pan.
  2. Sauté green onions and ginger for 5 minutes.
  3. Add water and soy sauce, bring to a boil.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until it melts.
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Sweet Chili Sauce
A sweet and tangy sauce for dipping spring rolls or drizzling on chicken lettuce wraps.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon honey or agave syrup
  2. 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  3. 1 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  4. 1 tablespoon hot pepper flakes
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  7. 1/4 cup potato starch (or corn starch, tapioca starch, arrowroot powder)
Instructions
  1. Whisk the honey/agave, vinegar, and 1 ¼ cups of water.
  2. Bring to a boil and stir until dissolved.
  3. Add the hot pepper flakes, salt, and garlic powder.
  4. Mix and simmer for 2-3 more minutes.
  5. Mix the starch with the rest of the water.
  6. Add it to the pot.
  7. Bring to a simmer, stirring until thickened
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Soy Sauce Dipping Sauce
A traditional soy dipping sauce.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup BRAGG Liquid Aminos or soy sauce
  2. 1/4 cup water
  3. 1 teaspoon potato starch (corn starch, tapioca starch, arrowroot powder)
  4. 2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  5. 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  6. 2 tablespoons agave syrup or organic sugar
Instructions
  1. Whisk all ingredients together in small saucepan.
  2. Stir until sugar dissolves and corn starch is well mixed.
  3. Simmer for 3-5 minutes, until thickened
  4. Cool before serving.
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