This Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham) is one of my favorite Paleo, Whole30, and Keto salad dressings. From spring roll dipping sauce to noodle dishes. This is the must-have condiment for Vietnamese food lovers!

Vietnamese Dipping Sauce - Nuoc Cham- is Paleo, Whole30, and Keto friendly from I Heart Umami.

Nuoc Cham is a sweet, sour, and salty condiment that is served with virtually every Vietnamese dish. I love using it as a dipping sauce for my Paleo spring rolls or drizzle it over Vietnamese noodle salad bowls. It’s easy to make and comes with three variety for Paleo, Whole30, and Keto users.

Nước Chấm Pronunciation

Nuoc [nook] Cham [chum]

How long does nuoc cham last in the fridge?

If store in a glass and airtight container in the fridge, nuoc cham should last 3-4 weeks. The chili and garlic flavor might become stronger overtime. Use a clean spoon every time to keep the sauce fresh.

Does fish sauce have shellfish?

I only use one brand of fish sauce – Red Boat – and it contains dry anchovies and sea salt. Red Boat fish sauce does not have shellfish and it’s my go-to for Thai and Vietnamese cookings.

Vietnamese Dipping Sauce - Nuoc Cham- is Paleo, Whole30, and Keto friendly from I Heart Umami.

How do you make Vietnamese dipping fish sauce?

To make Paleo, Whole30, and Keto Vietnamese Sauce (Nuoc Cham), you’ll need –

  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • ½ tbsp rice vinegar
  • ½ cup room temperature water
  • 1 tbsp Lakanto monkfruit sweetener or 6 tbsp apple juice (Whole30)
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 2 Thai chilis or 1 serrano chili pepper

Vietnamese Dipping Sauce Pairings

So my friends, you can use this Vietnamese dressing for any dishes you like! It’s the perfect salad dressings for hot summer and whenever you crave Vietnamese food. If you give this Nuoc Cham dipping sauce a try, rate the recipe and leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!

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Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham) - Paleo, Whole30, Keto

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 12 tbsp
Author: ChihYu
This Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham) is one of my favorite Paleo, Whole30, and Keto salad dressings. From spring roll dipping sauce to noodle dishes. This is the must-have condiment for Vietnamese food lovers!
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Ingredients

Vietnamese dipping sauce (Nuoc Cha| Paleo Whole30 Keto

  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • ½ tbsp rice vinegar
  • ½ cup room temperature water, ⅓ cup for Whole30
  • 1 tbsp Lakanto monkfruit sweetener, or 6 tbsp apple juice for Whole30
  • 1 clove small garlic, finely minced
  • 2 whole Thai chilis or 1 serrano chili pepper, sliced, optional ingredient

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine ingredients from lime juice to chili pepper, if using. Stir well until the sugar is dissolved. Let the sauce sit for at least 15 minutes before using.
  • Store in an airtight glass container in the fridge for up to 3-4 weeks. The chili and garlic flavor might become stronger overtime. Use a clean spoon to scoop the sauce every time to keep it fresh.

Notes

  • You can also use 1 to 1.5 tbsp honey as sweetener. This will be Paleo friendly.
  • The nutritional label is calculated per tablespoon with monkfruit sweetener.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tbsp | Calories: 3kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 13mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 1mg
Course: dressing, sauce
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: Keto Vietnamese Dipping Sauce, Nuoc Cham, Paleo Vietnamese Dipping Sauce, Vietnamese Dipping Sauce, Vietnamese Salad Dressing
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