Lime, lemongrass and mint dipping sauce

Lime, lemongrass and mint dipping sauce
  • 0:45 Prep
  • Makes 3/4 cup
  • Easy

The zesty flavours in this sauce make it the perfect match for Vietnamese spring rolls, fishcakes and chicken meatballs. Double the ingredients (except the lemongrass) and use as a dressing for noodle salads.

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  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 stalk lemongrass (white part only), finely shredded
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1cm piece fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped


  • Step 1
    Combine lime juice, lemongrass, garlic, ginger, vinegar, fish sauce and sugar in a bowl. Set aside for 30 minutes to allow flavours to develop.
  • Step 2
    Add mint just before serving.

  • Author: Kim Coverdale
  • Image credit: Guy Bailey
  • Publication: Super Food Ideas



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