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3 Easy Spring Roll Sauces

homemade spicy peanut sauce, sweet & spicy sauce, and yum sauce
Course condiment
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword spring roll sauces
Servings 4
Author Emma Chapman


For spicy peanut sauce:

  • ¾ cup coconut milk canned
  • 2 tablespoons curry red
  • cup peanut butter natural
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar packed
  • ¼-⅓ cup water

For sweet and spicy sauce:

  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • ½ cup + 1 tablespoon water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 red chili finely chopped OR 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch or arrow root powder

For the Yum sauce:

  • ½ cup mayo
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons water


  • For the spicy peanut sauce, first shake well your can of coconut milk. Then add all the ingredients, except water, to a pot and cook over medium heat.
    Stir as you cook until the sugar is dissolved and everything is heated through. Taste and add more red curry paste if you prefer (start with just 1 tablespoon).
    Then, thin the sauce with water to the consistency you desire.
  • For the sweet and spicy sauce, first mince the garlic and finely chop the fresh chili if using. Remove some seeds if you prefer a less spicy sauce.
    In a saucepan, combine the vinegar, 1/2 cup water, sugar, garlic, soy sauce, and chopped chili or pepper flakes.
    Cook over medium heat and stir well to dissolve the sugar. In a small bowl with a fork, whisk together the 1 tablespoon water and 2 teaspoons arrow root powder or cornstarch.
    Whisk until combined well. Drizzle this into the pan and continue to cook until the sauce thickens and coats the spoon well. Remove from heat.
  • For the Yum sauce, simply combine all the ingredients except water in a small mixing bowl. Stir together. Taste and add more salt or seasoning you prefer.
    Then thin to your desired consistency with water.