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