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Peanut Hoisin Sauce for Rice Paper Rolls

09/03/2017 (Last Updated: 06/08/2020)
 

This is the BEST Peanut Hoisin Sauce Recipe for rice paper rolls, ready in less than 5 minutes. This dipping sauce is packed with crunchy crushed peanut and a perfect sweet and salty flavour. So grab your cold rolls, summer rolls or homemade rice paper rolls and get dipping.

Peanut hoisin sauce in a bowl garnished with crushed peanuts

Why We Love This Recipe

This super simple recipe for peanut hoisin sauce is the perfect rice paper roll dipping sauce (also known as cold rolls, or summer rolls).

It’s quick and easy to make, and full of flavour. The best part is you can tweak that flavour to be just how you like it. 

 

Vietnamese dipping sauce in a small dish next to cold rolls and fresh coriander.

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Top down view of peanut hoisin sauce beside a sliced summer roll and fresh herbs.

What is Hoisin Peanut Sauce?

Usually served as a side to rice paper rolls, this tasty dipping sauce has Vietnamese and Chinese origins and is the combination of the two main ingredients – hoisin sauce and peanut butter. Blend in a little sesame oil and garlic with some heat and you’ve got yourself one very tasty dipping sauce.

How to Make Peanut Hoisin Sauce

Add the hoisin, peanut butter, sesame oil and garlic into a small saucepan and gently simmer on the stove.

Adding dipping sauce ingredients into the saucepan

Stir through water a little bit at a time until the sauce has a glossy look and a smooth, slightly runny texture.

Dipping sauce ingredients being mixed in a saucepan

Taste test a few times and add more of any ingredient or water until you’re satisfied with the flavour.

Dipping a Vietnamese summer roll into dipping sauce

How to Use Peanut Hoisin Sauce

This crunchy peanut sauce not only the perfect cold roll dipping sauce. Try these other delicious flavour combinations:

 

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The finished peanut hoisin sauce in a dipping bowl.

How long does Hoisin Peanut Sauce last?

Now, just in case there are any leftovers after getting through that list, your homemade dipping sauce sauce will last for a few days in the fridge.

(But if you’re anything like us, it probably ain’t gonna stick around. 😀 )

Peanut Hoisin Sauce next to summer rolls (aka cold rolls) and fresh herbs.

Other uses for Hoisin Peanut Sauce?

Not a fan of rice paper rolls or spring rolls? You can also use the sauce for:

  • Noodle sauce
  • Salad dressing
  • Grilled chicken
  • Stir fry sauce
  • Lettuce wraps

Get creative! What have you eaten this sauce with?

Close up view of the finished dipping sauce with fresh herbs.

Variations & Substitutes

  • If you’re allergic to peanuts or completely peanut intolerant, you can substitute with tahini or sunflower seed butter which should give similar results. Alternatively, you could also these other peanut alternatives over at Greatist.
  • Add in some freshly chopped chilli and set all those yummy flavours on fire!

 

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Peanut hoisin dipping sauce ready to eat!

Peanut Hoisin Sauce for Rice Paper Rolls

We've found the perfect peanut hoisin sauce for rice paper rolls, ready in less than 5 minutes. This dipping sauce is packed with crunchy crushed peanut and a perfect sweet and salty flavour. So grab your cold rolls, summer rolls or homemade rice paper rolls and get dipping.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 3 minutes
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 338kcal
Author: Wandercooks
Cost: $5

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • Water

Instructions

  • Add the hoisin, peanut butter, sesame oil and garlic into a small saucepan and gently simmer on the stove.
  • Stir through water a little bit at a time until the sauce has a glossy look and a smooth, slightly runny texture.
  • Taste test a few times and add more of any ingredient or water until you’re satisfied with the flavour.

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Notes

Variations & Substitutes

  • If you're allergic to peanuts or completely peanut intolerant, you can substitute with tahini or sunflower seed butter which should give similar results. Alternatively, you could also these other peanut alternatives over at Greatist.
  • Add in some freshly chopped chilli and set all those yummy peanut hoisin sauce flavours on fire!

Nutrition

Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 923mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin C: 1.1% | Calcium: 2.9% | Iron: 6%
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44 Comments

  • Reply
    Kathy
    29/02/2020 at 1:17 pm

    5 stars
    This is the BOMB!! SO YUMMO

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      02/03/2020 at 1:11 pm

      Awesome Kathy! It definitely is an addictive little sauce!

  • Reply
    Veronica
    25/09/2019 at 12:45 am

    5 stars
    This hoisin sauce really made the paper rolls all the more scrumptious giving it that punch of flavor that takes it to the next level!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      26/09/2019 at 10:12 am

      So good to hear Veronica! Thanks for letting us know. 🙂

  • Reply
    Tilly
    11/07/2019 at 2:24 pm

    5 stars
    I’m addicted to this sauce I could eat it literally on everything.

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      17/07/2019 at 4:23 pm

      Bahaha love this!

  • Reply
    Sylvie
    11/07/2019 at 1:58 pm

    5 stars
    Hoisin sauce is probably my favourite Asian sauce, and I had never thought of using it to make a yummy dipping sauce. It has so many delicious ingredients, cannot wait to try it!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      17/07/2019 at 4:23 pm

      Agreed, always good when you can find another use for hoisin. Yum!

  • Reply
    Natalie
    11/07/2019 at 1:51 pm

    5 stars
    YUM! Looks so delicious and perfect for a healthy balanced summer lunch!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      17/07/2019 at 4:21 pm

      It is, so nice and light when paired with rice paper rolls. 🙂

  • Reply
    Veena Azmanov
    11/07/2019 at 12:15 pm

    5 stars
    Love the flavors infused to making this sauce so yummy, crunchy and delicious. Awesome recipe.

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      17/07/2019 at 4:20 pm

      Thanks so much Veena, glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

  • Reply
    Jennifer Quisenberry
    11/07/2019 at 12:01 pm

    5 stars
    I love it when a recipe is so easy, with only a few ingredients, but packs a punch with flavor. I think this would be good to thin out a bit and use as a salad dressing too. All the more reason to double the recipe! YUM

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      17/07/2019 at 4:39 pm

      Oh now that’s interesting – that would be so cool to try as a salad dressing. Let us know how it goes. 🙂

  • Reply
    Molly
    12/06/2019 at 8:47 pm

    5 stars
    This looks so tasty! I will definitely need to try it soon!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      17/06/2019 at 6:47 pm

      Oh please do! Let us know what you think! 🙂

  • Reply
    Cassie
    20/03/2017 at 5:58 pm

    This sounds like absolutely perfect dipping sauce for rice paper rolls and i can’t wait to make some ASAP!!!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      22/03/2017 at 4:57 pm

      Don’t forget to amp up that chilli! 😀

  • Reply
    Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
    09/03/2017 at 11:51 pm

    5 stars
    Hoisin sauce can be quite samey – so I loooooove your enhancements. I can’t wait to try it. 🙂

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      10/03/2017 at 8:45 am

      Yep I know what you mean. The good thing is it makes a good base for all kinds of things by just adding in a few other tasty ingredients!

  • Reply
    Martin @ The Why Chef
    09/03/2017 at 11:22 pm

    5 stars
    I’m all over this! Rude not to be, considering how simple it is! And I’ve always got a secret stash of peanut butter to call upon…

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      10/03/2017 at 8:44 am

      Go the secret stash! But it better be crunchy peanut butter… 😉

  • Reply
    Amanda
    09/03/2017 at 11:13 pm

    5 stars
    I love recipes that are big on flavor and small on ingredients. I can see using this on so many things…maybe cold soba noodles with this as the dressing.

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      10/03/2017 at 8:42 am

      I would definitely give that a try – if you do, let us know how it goes!

  • Reply
    jane @ littlesugarsnaps
    09/03/2017 at 9:21 pm

    5 stars
    This looks seriously good and I like that you can pimp it with chilli when the mood takes you.

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      10/03/2017 at 8:41 am

      Haha which it frequently does! So addicted to that chilli zing, especially alongside the fresh flavours of mint and coriander in cold rolls.

  • Reply
    Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours
    09/03/2017 at 8:45 pm

    5 stars
    I love a good tasty dipping sauce, and this certainly looks up to the job. Perfect for those rolls. A delicious and flavoursome light meal in all.

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      10/03/2017 at 8:39 am

      Cheers Helen! Hope you enjoy this little taste of summer.

  • Reply
    Pretty
    09/03/2017 at 6:49 pm

    Looks great and super easy to make, love a 5 min recipe!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      10/03/2017 at 8:38 am

      Yep, same here – so nice to know this one’s ready to go when you need it!

  • Reply
    Nancy | Plus Ate Six
    09/03/2017 at 5:14 pm

    5 stars
    You didn’t mention it only had 4 ingredients! And I’ve got them all in the fridge already 🙂 Checking out your paperless spring rolls right now too they sound intriguing.

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      10/03/2017 at 8:38 am

      Don’t you just love when that happens?? Ooh hope you enjoy the paperless spring rolls, they’re almost as much fun to make as they are to eat, and they look so gorgeous on the plate too. 🙂

  • Reply
    Megan Marlowe
    04/03/2016 at 10:01 am

    5 stars
    YUM! I’ve made peanut sauces better (LOVE!) but I’ve never added hoisin. Definitely trying your version next time!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      04/03/2016 at 12:01 pm

      Peanut sauces are the bomb! This one with hoisin has all of the salty/sweet love going on so it’s really great with Asian dishes. Thanks for stopping by Megan, hope you enjoy! 🙂

  • Reply
    Sam | Ahead of Thyme
    29/02/2016 at 5:17 pm

    Yum! I love peanut hoisin dipping sauce and I can’t wait to try this one!!!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      01/03/2016 at 9:08 am

      It is the best with cold rolls isn’t it? Get on it haha! 😀

  • Reply
    Mrs Minty Cream
    29/02/2016 at 1:02 pm

    You bet I am going to be making this in my kitchen real soon!! This is like the kind of sauce I will always blend for my friends when we are having steamboat dinner and they love it! The magic is in the peanuts isn’t it? Thanks for the share!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      01/03/2016 at 9:05 am

      So much peanut magic it’s ridiculous haha. That sounds like an incredible combo with the steamboat too, what an awesome idea!

  • Reply
    Renz
    29/02/2016 at 12:30 pm

    Oooh.. this sounds yummy. I can imagine the intensity of this sauce with the peanut butter. I think this would be nice with a gamey meat too

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      01/03/2016 at 9:04 am

      Oh wow never thought of that! Thanks Renz. We’ll have to experiment and let you know how that goes. Incidentally, what meat would you try first?

  • Reply
    Sara
    29/02/2016 at 11:07 am

    5 stars
    I have never tried to make this dipping sauce, but I think that is going to change very soon thanks to this recipe!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      01/03/2016 at 9:02 am

      Great to hear! Hope you enjoy Sara. And why not when it’s so easy and tasty to make at home? 😀

  • Reply
    Sara | Belly Rumbles
    29/02/2016 at 10:08 am

    4 stars
    Hoisin and peanut dipping sauce is my fave with fresh spring rolls. I have a slightly different version, but loving yours with the addition of garlic, yum!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      29/02/2016 at 11:00 am

      Oh cool, would love to check out your recipe. What do you do different? Thanks for stopping by 😀

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