Vietnamese Peanut Dipping Sauce Recipe (Sốt Bơ Đậu Phộng)

Peanuts are one of my favorite foods. This Vietnamese Peanut Dipping Sauce Recipe is one of my favorite dipping sauces; it is delicious on many different foods.

The Vietnamese peanut dipping sauce is a popular dish to eat with the Vietnamese fresh spring rolls. The classic Vietnamese peanut dipping sauce is full of nutrients, taste, and flavor. Not only is the Vietnamese Peanut Dippin Sauce delicious, but full of nourishment.

About The Vietnamese Peanut Dipping Sauce – (Sốt Bơ Đậu Phộng)

The Vietnamese peanut dipping sauce (Sốt Bơ Đậu Phộng) is a trendy sauce for Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls, known in south Vietnam as gỏi cuốn. This sauce is used a lot in south Vietnam; some restaurants in North Vietnam may include it on the menu or as a dipping sauce for their spring rolls.

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The Vietnamese Peanut Dipping Sauce Recipe -(Sốt Bơ Đậu Phộng)

The Vietnamese peanut dipping sauce recipe (Sốt Bơ Đậu Phộng) is a favorite for many people; the peanut sauce complements the Vietnamese fresh spring rolls. It has e perfect blend of peanuts with a decidedly Asian taste. The Vietnamese peanut dipping sauce also tastes great with a variety of foods and dishes.

Here are few things to remember when making this peanut dipping sauce (Sốt Bơ Đậu Phộng):

  • Easy Dipping Sauce to Make – This is a very easy peanut dipping sauce to make. It will take you about 20 minutes to make it. You can store it in the fridge and use it as a dip for other foods as chicken and fried tofu.
  • Not Exact Measurements – So much of Vietnamese cooking is not exact measuremnts. That is why this recipe will say from 2 to 3 heaping tablespoons as it is up to you to decide how much of a peanut butter taste you will want for the dipping sauce. I personally go with 3 tablespoons as I like the peanut taste.
  • Fresh Ingredients – For the garlic, shallots use fresh ingredients. The garlic in a jar or tube does not do well in Asian cooking and fresh ingredients just tastes so much better.
  • Can Make Keto-friendly – If you want to make this recipe keto-friendly then use a sugar free peanut butter, keto friendly hoisin sauce (or make your own). To make the spring rolls keto-friendly check out our lettuce wrapped spring rolls.
  • Red Chillis- We like the fresh red chilles in our sauce, you can omit this is if you do not like red chillies or cannot easily find them.
  • Crushed Peanuts – I am a huge fan of peanuts so we add crushed peanuts in the end, before serving. The crushed peanuts help to pack the dipping sauce with alot of extra flavor.
  • Sesame oil – Sesame oil is the perfect oil to use for this dipping sauce, so make sure you use an Asian brand of sesame oil.
Peanuts Nutritional Values

All About Peanuts

Peanuts and peanut butter are some of my favorite food. Most Americans tend to agree with me as 94% of American households have at least one jar of peanut butter in the pantry. Peanuts and peanut butter continue to be popular choices for most Americans.

Here are some interesting facts about peanuts and why this peanut dipping sauce tastes so darn good!

Why Do Peanuts Taste So Darn Good?

There are many reasons why peanuts taste so good and mix so well in so many different dishes. This Vietnamese peanut dipping sauce is an excellent example of how flavorful peanuts can be in a dipping sauce.

Peanuts taste so good because they have the right combination of protein, nutrients, and fiber. Adding salt or a bit of sweetness to the peanut enhances the natural peanut taste.

Here is some reason why peanuts taste so darn good and are also a great healthy food choice:

  • Protein – Peanuts have more protein than any other nut. This amount of protein helps to keep you satisified been meals. The high arginine content in peanuts are also known to help support healthy blood pressure and heart arteries.
  • Nutrients – Peanuts are a good source of Vitamin E, magnesium, niacin, copper and maganese. In other words, peanuts are packed full of nutrients.
  • Fiber – Peanuts also have a lot of great fiber. This fiber helps keep you full between meals and also improved your blood cholestrol level.
  • Low Carb – One of the great benefits of peanuts is that they low carb and low sugar. This low carb and low sugar combination helps support blood glucose while helping you sustain your energy level.
  • Bioactive – Peanuts are known to be bioactive which many reduce some inflamamations and lower the risk of certain types of cancers.
  • Healthy Fats – Peanuts are high in fat so many times peanuts have a bad name. But the fat that peanuts have is mono and polyunsaturated fats that are known to be healthy fats.

The Vietnamese have been growing peanuts and using peanuts in their foods for hundreds of years. The Vietnamese know how to mix peanuts in their dishes; this Vietnamese peanut dipping sauce is an excellent example.

Many foods that are so essential to the Vietnamese diet are not native to Vietnam. The Spanish explorers, through their trade with the Vietnamese, were thought to bring peanuts to Vietnam. Even if peanuts are not a food that is native to Vietnam, they have become an essential part of Vietnamese cooking.

Peanuts originate from South America. They are now grown in tropical and subtropical regions around the world. The peanut came to the United States in the 1700s on sailing ships carrying slaves to America.

Peanut Butter Tablespoon And Number of Peanuts

How many whole peanuts would make up a tablespoon of peanut butter?

This Vietnamese Peanut Dipping sauce is loaded with peanuts and has a peanut taste. Not only are there crushed peanuts in the sauce, but there are also peanuts in the peanut butter.

A 12-ounce jar of peanut butter has approximately 24 tablespoons of peanut butter. We know from the National Peanut Board that a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter has 540 peanuts. Therefore, one ounce of peanut butter would have 45 peanuts. If one ounce of peanut butter has 45 peanuts and measures as two tablespoons, one tablespoon of peanut butter would have approximately 22.5 whole peanuts.

This recipe calls for 2 to 3 heaping tablespoons of peanuts butter (depending on how much of a peanut taste you want for the dipping sauce), so the peanut butter would contain from 45 whole peanuts (2 Tablespoons) to 67.5 peanuts (3 tablespoons) of peanut butter.

Vietnamese Peanut Dipping Sauce Recipe (Sốt Bơ Đậu Phộng)

Recipe by Anita L Hummel Course: Vietnamese SaucesCuisine: VietnameseDifficulty: Easy


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Vietnamese Peanut Dipping Sauce Recipe is the perfect Asian dipping sauce. Wonderul dip for Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls.


  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons Sesame Seed Oil

  • 3 Cloves Garlic (minced)

  • 2 Pieces Shallots (minced – About 1 Tablespoon)

  • 8 Tablespoons Hoisin Sauce

  • 2 to 3 Tablespoons Peanut Butter (Heaping Tablespoons)

  • 1 Cup Water

  • 1 Piece Fresh Red Chilli (optional)

  • 2 to 3 Tablespoons Crushed Peanuts


  • Heat a pan and add the sesame oil
  • Cook shallots and garlic in the sesame seed oil, stirring constantly. Cook until they are slightly brown and fully cooked.
  • Add hoisin sauce and stir.
  • Add peanut butter and stir.
  • Add water and stir all together. Continue stirring until the peanut mixture is thoroughly mixed.
  • Add red chilies and crushed peanuts to the mixture.
  • Cool to serve.


  • It is a very versatile dipping sauce; you can serve it cool for fresh spring rolls or serve it hot to eat with chicken. It also works well with dishes like fried tofu.

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