• Chili Dipping Sauce with Sesame Seeds, Lime & Mint


Spicy, Sweet & Sour Dipping Sauce

By Andrew Zimmern

Available at most grocery stores, bottled Thai chili sauce is a versatile condiment you should keep stocked in your cupboards. I doctor it up with fresh lime juice, fish sauce, sesame seeds, spicy chiles and mint for the easiest and most delicious dipping sauce I can think of for appetizers like egg rolls or dumplings. It’s the perfect balance of sweet, sour, salty and spicy.

Chili Dipping Sauce with Sesame Seeds, Lime & Mint

Servings: makes 1 cup


  • 1/4 cup Thai chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mint, minced
  • 2 hot fresh chiles, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar


Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Whisk until the sugar dissolves and ingredients are well incorporated. Serve.

Photographs by Madeleine Hill.

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