This tangy Vietnamese dressing would be a great dipping sauce for fresh spring rolls.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1998


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30 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine broth, lemongrass and 2 tablespoons shallot in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Strain into a small bowl, discarding solids. Add remaining 2 tablespoons shallot, lime juice, soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar and chile oil; whisk to combine. Just before serving, stir in cilantro and mint.



Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Vietnamese fish sauce is available in the international-food section of most supermarkets.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

2 calories; protein 0g; carbohydrates 0.6g; dietary fiber 0g; sugars 0.4g; monosaccharides 0g; disaccharides 0g; other carbs 0.1g; fat 0g; saturated fat 0g; mono fat 0g; poly fat 0g; trans fatty acid 0g; cholesterol 0mg; water 1.7g; ash 0g; vitamin a iu 1IU; vitamin a re 0.1RE; vitamin a carotenoid 0.1RE; vitamin a retinol 0RE; vitamin a carotene 0.6mcg; vitamin b1 thiamin 0mg; vitamin b2 riboflavin 0mg; vitamin b3 niacin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; vitamin b12 0mcg; vitamin c 0.6mg; vitamin e alpha equivalents 0mg; vitamin e iu 0IU; vitamin e mg 0mg; folate 0.2mcg; vitamin k 0mcg; pantothenic acid 0mg; calcium 0.3mg; copper 0mg; iron 0mg; magnesium 0.2mg; manganese 0mg; phosphorus 0.3mg; potassium 2.3mg; selenium 0mcg; sodium 0mg; zinc 0mg; 40 butyric 0g; 60 caprioc 0g; 80 caprylic 0g; 100 capric 0g; 120 lauric 0g; 140 myristic 0g; 160 palmitic 0g; 180 stearic 0g; 161 palmitol 0g; 181 oleic 0g; 201 eicosen 0g; 221 erucic 0g; 182 linoleic 0g; 183 linolenic 0g; 184 stearidon 0g; 204 arachidon 0g; 205 epa 0g; 225 dpa 0g; 226 dha 0g; omega 3 fatty acid 0g; omega 6 fatty acid 0g; alcohol 0g; caffeine 0mg; pyramid fruit 0; energy 2kcal; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; soluble fiber 0g; insoluble fiber 0g; boron 0.1mg; chromium 0mcg; fluoride 0mg; pyramid fat 0; exchange other carbs 0.