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Peanut Hoisin Sauce for Rice Paper Rolls

05/11/2020 (Last Updated: 09/04/2021)

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.

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.

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

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:

The finished peanut hoisin sauce in a dipping bowl.

FAQs

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.

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?

Peanut Hoisin Sauce next to summer rolls (aka cold rolls) and 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 other peanut alternatives.
  • Don’t have hoisin? Swap for 2tbsp oyster sauce instead. You may also like to add a little bit of honey or sugar and 1 tbsp of peanut butter to balance out the flavour.
  • 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

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add the hoisin sauce, peanut butter, sesame oil and garlic into a small saucepan and gently simmer on the stove.
    3 tbsp hoisin sauce, 2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter, 1 tsp sesame oil, 1 clove garlic
  • Stir through water a little bit at a time until the sauce has a glossy look and a smooth, slightly runny texture.
    water
  • Taste test a few times and add more of any ingredient or water until you’re satisfied with the flavour.

Video

Recipe Notes

  • 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.
  • Don’t have hoisin? Swap for 2tbsp oyster sauce instead. You may also like to add a little bit of honey or sugar and 1 tbsp of peanut butter to balance out the flavour. 
  • Add in some freshly chopped chilli and set all those yummy peanut hoisin sauce flavours on fire!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Hoisin Sauce for Rice Paper Rolls
Amount per Serving
Calories
338
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
22
g
34
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Cholesterol
 
1
mg
0
%
Sodium
 
923
mg
40
%
Potassium
 
265
mg
8
%
Carbohydrates
 
28
g
9
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
16
g
18
%
Protein
 
10
g
20
%
Vitamin C
 
0.9
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
29
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1.1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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50 Comments

  • Reply
    Olga
    24/06/2021 at 11:51 am

    5 stars
    yum! so quick and easy! I added a healthy dose of sriracha and it was perfect over fresh veggies, grilled chicken and coconut rice!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      30/06/2021 at 9:17 am

      Thanks Olga. What a great way to have the sauce, love the idea, thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    Cassie
    01/03/2021 at 1:31 pm

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious – thanks ladies! I usually make a version with coconut milk but went to the cupboard today and had none so had to improvise. Glad I found your recipe – quick, easy and yum.

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      02/03/2021 at 9:07 am

      Oh cheers Cassie! Glad we could help out – you can’t have cold rolls without the hoisin! haha

      Cool to know you can add coconut milk too, that would be a nice and creamy version. 🙂

  • Reply
    Melanie Alden
    29/12/2020 at 6:03 pm

    5 stars
    My whole family loved this sauce for our rice paper rolls. Thanks for the simple tasty recipe.

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      30/12/2020 at 3:31 pm

      Yay, awesome Melanie! Glad the whole family enjoyed. 🙂

  • Reply
    Kathy
    05/11/2020 at 10:10 am

    This is the BOMB!! SO YUMMO

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      05/11/2020 at 10:10 am

      Awesome Kathy! It definitely is an addictive little sauce!

  • Reply
    Veronica
    05/11/2020 at 10:10 am

    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
      05/11/2020 at 10:10 am

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

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