Orange-Ginger and Lime Pickle Dipping Sauce

Orange-Ginger and Lime Pickle Dipping Sauce

[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Update your fried chicken with these no-cook dipping sauces in under 7 minutes »

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  • Yield:makes about 1 cup
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 mintues


  • 2/3 cup Indian-style hot lime pickle (such as Patak's)
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2-inch knob peeled ginger
  • 2 tablespoons sliced scallions


  1. 1.

    Combine lime pickle, orange juice, and ginger in a blender. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute, scraping down sides and watering down with water as necessary. Transfer to a dipping bowl, garnish with scallions, and serve with fried chicken.