Dipping Sauce

Dipping sauce refers to the condiment served with snacks. It is called dipping sauce because snacks are dipped in it and eaten. Snacks may be either vegetarian or non-vegetarian. It is commonly used with easy snacks like tortilla chips, French fries, cubed mutton pieces, fish fingers, pita bread and dumplings. Unlike other sauces, dipping sauce is not applied or added to the food while cooking. Most of the dipping sauces are based on sour cream, yogurt, mayonnaise and cheese. Tomatoes are also used as the main ingredient in making various kinds of dipping sauces. In almost all cuisines, dipping sauce is used as a condiment with almost all kind of snacks.


Types of Dipping Sauces

  • Hoisin-based dipping sauce – Hoisin is a kind of Chinese dipping sauce. It is a thick barbeque dipping sauce seasoned with sugar, garlic, chili oil and ginger. Hoisin-based dipping sauce is mainly served with Asian dishes like noodles, grilled satay, meat and pork snacks and steamed buns.
  • Soya-sauce dipping sauce – it is a classic dipping sauce mainly served with dumplings, noodles and white meat snacks. Vinegar, soya sauce and chili oil are the main ingredients for making this popular condiment. It can also be seasoned with minced ginger to give extra flavor.
  • Sweet and sour dipping sauce- This is one of the most popular dipping sauce served with fried appetizers like fried tofu, fried chicken, fried fish and dumplings. This dipping sauce gives a nice sweet and tangy flavor to food. Vinegar, sugar, tomato sauce and Worchester sauce are mixed together to make sweet and sour dipping sauce. Pineapple can also be added to make variation in the recipe.
  •  Hot mustard sauce – The potent flavor of this dipping sauce goes well with deep-fried snacks like egg rolls and spring rolls. Mustard is mixed with ketchup to make a nice dipping sauce.
  •  Mayonnaise based dipping sauce – It is a creamy dipping sauce usually served with chips and fish fingers. It is a somewhat thick sauce and very easy to make.
  •  Yogurt-based dipping sauce- This condiment goes well with stir-fried or boiled vegetables. It is a low-calorie dish and very light.

Almost all dipping sauce dishes are very easy to make and tastes good with either fried or boiled snacks. To make a perfect dipping sauce it is very necessary to mix the ingredients in right quantity and the sauce consistency should be adjusted according to the preference. The selection of dipping sauce should be done according to the snacks served. Some of the popular dipping sauce dishes are peanut sauce, plum sauce, ginger scallion sauce and chili sauce.

Dipping Sauce Blogs

Pizza Hut Makes Dip Music

Pizza Hut Makes Dip Music On : 18-Sep-2013 By : thot4food

Well, food certainly seems to be the music of life for Pizza Hut, Canada. It has unleashed a video, which has various dipping sauces responding musically as a piece of pizza is twirled in it . This strange yet amusing action has been triggered off by the...

Top 10 Super Bowl Party Dips

Top 10 Super Bowl Party Dips On : 14-Jan-2011 By : Bubbly

Whoopee! Super Bowl is here! A time to let loose all that pent up madness that you had been scared to express so far. Fries & fritters & finger foods, the list of delicious companions during the week is essential too. But they don’t really taste...

Top 10 Dips To Go With Your Munchies

Top 10 Dips To Go With Your Munchies On : 23-Sep-2010 By : Sudipa

  No one likes to eat their favorite munchies without a perfect dip to go with them. That's why we've compiled a list of our favorite dips that are delicious and easy to make:   1. Creamy Spring Onion...

How To Melt Queso For Dip

How To Melt Queso For Dip On : 21-Oct-2010 By : nita.anil

Queso is a popular appetizer, which is an integral part of the Southwestern and Tex Mex cuisine. Queso is a popular smooth and creamy sauce, which is used for dipping. This dipping sauce is prepared from cream, melted cheeses, and chili pepper. Queso is...

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