Peanut Dipping Sauce

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2 cups


  • 1 tomato—peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped

  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 scallions, finely chopped

  • 1 Thai chile, seeded and minced

  • 1 stalk of fresh lemongrass, tender inner bulb only, minced

  • 3/4 cup chunky peanut butter

  • 1/2 cup chicken stock or canned low-sodium broth

  • 3 tablespoons Asian fish sauce (nuoc mam)

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  1. In a processor, combine the tomato, cilantro, garlic, scallions, chile and lemongrass; pulse until finely chopped. Add the peanut butter, stock, fish sauce, lime juice, sugar and pepper and process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and serve.

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