Black Bean Dipping Sauce With Maple Syrup Recipe

Black Bean Dipping Sauce With Maple Syrup Recipe

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik]

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.

  • Yield:Makes about 1 cup sauce
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes


  • 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. 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.