Whether you’re snacking on a dumpling, feasting on roast chicken or crunching down on fresh vegetable crudités, a good dipping sauce can make all the difference. Here, 11 recipes for dipping sauces for every occasion.
1. Mint-and-Date Dipping Sauce
Padma Lakshmi calls this sauce “liquid heaven.” She purees sticky dates with fresh mint, lemon juice and chile, creating a sweet, bright-flavored and slightly spicy sauce. It’s stellar with kathi rolls but also great on a sandwich.
2. Peanut Dipping Sauce
Coarse, flavor-packed peanut butter is incredible in this fragrant Burmese-inspired dip. Try it with raw vegetables.