Cashew Butter Dipping Sauce

I came across a recipe for this Vietnamese-style cashew dipping sauce over at Steamy Kitchen. It looked awesome so I knew I had to give it a try. I ended up doing a few things differently from the original recipe but it turned out really well! You could easily change the sauce’s flavor by using peanut butter to use with other recipes. I used chili oil and sriracha to change things up a bit and I thought it tasted great!  My favorite part was the combination of the garlic and hoisin sauce with the cashew butter. It was a match made in heaven!

Cashew Butter Dipping Sauce
(Makes about 1 cup)
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  • 1/2 cup cashew butter
  • 1 tbsp chili oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp sriracha or chili garlic sauce
  • 5 tbsp water
  • 4 tbsp hoisin sauce


  1. Heat the oil in a saute pan.
  2. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the cashew butter, hoisin, sriracha, sugar, and water and mix together until smooth.
  4. Cook for another 3-4 minutes, adding more water if necessary, and then remove from heat.

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