Spicy Yellow Bean Sauce

This sauce is great with noodle soups or as a salad dressing. Dilute with more water for dressing.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 1 Tbsp. minced cilantro stems
  • 2 tsp. chopped garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped ginger
  • 3 Tbsp. soybean paste or yellow bean sauce
  • 1 long red chili (Serrano or finger pepper)
  • 1 tsp. palm sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. white vinegar


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Alternatively, pound all ingredients using a mortar and pestle until smooth, adding vinegar at the end.