Coconut Curry Dipping Sauce Recipe

Photograph: Vicky Wasik

South Asian flavors come together harmoniously in this easy dipping sauce, made by warming red curry paste with coconut milk, then rounding out and boosting their flavors with honey, soy sauce, fish sauce, ginger, and lime. It's perfect as a dip for dumplings, or with poached chicken.

Recipe Details

Coconut Curry Dipping Sauce Recipe

Active 5 mins
Total 5 mins
Serves 5 servings
Makes 2/3 cup sauce


  • 6 tablespoons coconut milk

  • 1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons fresh juice from 1 lime

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons Asian fish sauce

  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh peeled ginger


  1. Combine coconut milk and curry paste in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring, until slightly thickened and fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, combine lime juice, soy sauce, fish sauce, honey, and ginger in a small bowl. Add coconut-curry mixture and stir thoroughly to combine. Serve.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
49 Calories
4g Fat
4g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 5
Amount per serving
Calories 49
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 378mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 77mg 2%
*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.)