Asian Dipping Sauce (V)

by Kelli & Brad

Healthy Asian Dipping Sauce

This is a great dipping sauce for asian food that takes just minutes to prepare and may be healthier than you think.

Soy sauce is made from fermented soybeans, so it’s a fermented food.  It’s one of the few foods that can be as healthy as the whole food it is derived from.  Try using the healthier soy sauce in this one.

Note: Using raw, unrefined sugar cane instead of processed white sugar will provide more nutrients and most importantly help you avoid a major sugar spike in your blood (raw sugar will hit your system more slowly than refined & processed sugar).  However, in this recipe, it will take a lot more time and effort to get that natural sugar to dissolve in this uncooked sauce, so I suggest using agave nectar instead.

Using raw (nama) unprocessed soy sauce (shoyu) that is organic (watch out for GMO’s) is also much healthier than regular soy sauce.  *Be aware: most soy sauces of any type contain a small amount of gluten.

Soy Sauce contains niacin (fights stress), protein, and manganese (good for bones), and is high in antioxidants.


Asian Dipping Sauce (V)
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 3 Tbs white rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbs nama shoyu
  • 2 Tbs unrefined cane sugar (or 1 Tbs + 1 tsp agave nectar)
  • 1 Tbs Asian hot chile oil
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  1. Whisk ingredients together until sugar dissolves.


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Bridgett Willaims May 21, 2013

I have made dips with my Tastefully Simple spices….which of course
calls for light mayo and light sour cream…is there any substitute for
these two items?? or I guess I could add the spices to my humus–what do you
suggest….I’m new to your website….but I have sent it to some of my friends already…..thanks for what yall are doing….


Brad May 21, 2013

Hi Bridgett. Thank you for your comment, and welcome to our site! And, thanks for sharing with your friends.

While “light” sounds good in theory, it generally means fat (a healthy substance) has been removed and chemicals or sugar (unhealthy substances) have been added. So what to use instead? Real mayo! The good news is its really easy. Here’s a simple recipe we’ve made and enjoyed (the sauerkraut juice or whey are optional):

Full fat true sour cream from hormone and antibiotic free milk is better than light sour cream. However, the majority of people don’t tolerate dairy well because it is an inflammatory food and is difficult to digest. Our suggestion would be to stick with the homemade mayo.


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