Black Bean Dipping Sauce With Maple Syrup Recipe

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Chinese fermented black soy beans are eye-bulgingly salty and all kinds of funky. Here, its fermented tang is transformed into a delicious dipping sauce with the help of maple syrup, creamy peanut butter, and a little chili oil for some warm heat. It's perfect as a dip for dumplings, and is also delicious with roasted chicken and seared pork chops.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 8 servings
Makes: 1 cup

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  • 4 tablespoons Chinese or Korean fermented black bean paste

  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 4 teaspoons chili oil

  • 6 tablespoons water


  1. In a small bowl, combine black bean paste, peanut butter, maple syrup, and chili oil. Stir until emulsified, then whisk in water until thoroughly combined. Serve.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
63 Calories
4g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 54mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)