Walnut Dipping Sauce

  • Yield: 12-14 appetizer servings or 6 main course servings


1-1/2cup California walnut pieces, toasted
1-1/2tablespoon olive oil
1/4cup low sodium soy sauce
1/3cup lime juice
1-1/2tablespoon brown sugar
2teaspoons red chili paste*
1teaspoon honey
1/2teaspoon kosher salt, or salt to taste
1/2cup hot water


  1. To make the walnut dipping sauce, put the walnuts in a food processor and, with the machine running, add the oil.  Process until thick and pasty, stopping a few times to scrape down the sides of the container.  Add the soy sauce, lime juice, sugar, chili paste, honey and salt, and process until thick and smooth.  Add enough hot water, 2 tablespoons at a time, to make a pourable but not runny sauce–the right consistency for dipping. 

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