Hoisin Peanut Sauce is easy to make and is the perfect accompaniment for fresh and healthy spring rolls. It has a sweet and salty taste that elevates Asian dishes' flavor and is made with only a few ingredients. In just 5 minutes, you will be ready to use this delightful sauce as a dipping sauce or as an easy sauce for stir fry dishes.
Why I love this sauce
This sauce is so easy to make, and it tastes delicious! It is perfect as a dipping sauce for spring rolls (also known as salad rolls, rice paper rolls, summer rolls, and cold rolls).
This sauce comes together in only 5 minutes, and it has so much flavor. It turns out every single time and is made with ingredients I already have on hand!
What is Hoisin Peanut Sauce?
Hoisin Peanut Sauce is a delicious and flavorful dipping sauce that originated in Vietnamese cuisine. It is trendy for use as a dip for spring rolls and as a sauce in noodle dishes or stirs fry.
All that is required for this flavorful dipping sauce is hoisin sauce, peanut butter, rice vinegar, water, and peanuts.
- Peanut butter. I use organic creamy peanut butter, but feel free to use whatever kind you have on hand. If you are allergic to peanuts, substitute your favorite nut butter.
- Hoisin sauce. Hoisin sauce is sold in any grocery store in the Asian food aisle. If you don't have any Hoisin sauce, you can substitute it with Oyster sauce; however, you may need to add a little bit of sugar.
- Rice vinegar. This gives the sauce a slightly sweet and sour taste. If you don't have any, you can substitute it with apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar.
- Peanuts. I like to chop these up and sprinkle them on top of the sauce. If you don't have any or are allergic, you can substitute toasted sesame seeds.
This sauce comes together in 5 minutes or less. All you need to do is add the hoisin sauce, peanut butter, water, and rice vinegar to a small bowl and whisk together until smooth. Pour sauce into a serving dish if you like, and add crushed peanuts on top. Voila! See, I told you it was easy!
Ways to use Hoisin Peanut Sauce
My favorite way to use this sauce is as a dipping sauce for delicious spring rolls (also known as salad rolls or rice paper rolls). It is also great as a dipping sauce for egg rolls.
In addition to a dipping sauce, it is a wonderful sauce to add to stir fry dishes, noodle dishes, lettuce wraps, or grilled chicken to give it an Asian flavor. What is your favorite way to use this sauce?
If you have any Hoisin Peanut sauce left, it will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. Just make sure you store it in a container with a tight-fitting lid.
You can also freeze hoisin sauce for up to 3 months. Let it thaw in the fridge overnight. Stir it well before serving.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
It is quite high in sodium, like most condiments, and therefore it can cause your body to retain fluid and increase your blood pressure. It is also quite high in sugar. I consider this a treat, and once in a while, it is okay to have a treat. Just make sure you have it in moderation.
Both sauces are used in Asian dishes. Hoisin sauce is a rich, reddish-brown color that has a sweet and salty flavor. Oyster sauce is less sweet, saltier, and has more of a fishy taste. Both work well as ingredients for dipping sauces or stir fry sauces.
Regular Hoisin sauce does have gluten; however, you can buy gluten-free Hoisin sauce at the grocery store.
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Hoisin Peanut Sauce
- ½ cup Hoisin sauce
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup water
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon peanuts, chopped
- In a small bowl, add Hoisin sauce, peanut butter, water, and rice vinegar.
- Mix with a whisk until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into a serving dish.
- Add chopped peanuts on top for garnish.