Nuoc Cham Chay (Vietnamese Vegan Dipping Sauce)
This is a simple and delicious 5-minute recipe for nuoc cham chay, a vegan dipping sauce for Vietnamese dishes. Made with soy sauce, lime juice, water, garlic, sugar and optional thai chili peppers. It’s a great base, and you can adjust to your own taste. Enjoy with your favorite Vietnamese vegan or vegetarian meals!
Add sugar to a small bowl. Add hot water and stir with a spoon until the sugar is dissolved. Add the soy sauce, lime and garlic, mix well. Optional: add chili pepper a little bit at a time, taste for spice level preference. Taste and adjust the sauce to your liking.
*Nu tritional facts provided are only an estimate, accuracy is not guaranteed.
Use sauce for Vietnamese spring rolls, rice noodle bowls, rice dishes, or stir frying noodles and vegetables.
The taste of nuoc mam chay is a balance of sweet, tart, garlic and umami-ness. However, adjust it to your taste.
Make sure to use warm or hot water, this will help dissolve the sugar better.
Store in an airtight container, like a small mason jar in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Serving: 0.5 cup Calories: 281 kcal Carbohydrates: 58 g Protein: 17 g Fat: 1 g Saturated Fat: 1 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g Sodium: 8060 mg Potassium: 657 mg Fiber: 4 g Sugar: 44 g Vitamin A: 875 IU Vitamin C: 142 mg Calcium: 68 mg Iron: 5 mg