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Pot Sticker Dipping Sauce

Ditch the store-bought stuff and go homemade with this 5-minute flavor-packed pot sticker dipping sauce! Perfect for serving with dumplings.

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pot sticker dipping sauce with dumplings

Tired of store-bought dumpling sauce that doesn’t quite hit the spot? This homemade pot sticker dipping sauce is the perfect match for your dumplings!

This sauce is seriously amazing! Salty soy sauce combined with the tangy rice vinegar and the flavorful garlic and ginger create a complex taste that’s out of this world.

And let’s not forget the touch of sweetness from brown sugar and the subtle warmth of sesame oil that brings it all together. Trust me, you’re gonna love it!

And once you learn how to make potsticker sauce in just 5-minutes, you’ll never want the store-bought stuff again.

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This sauce is so good that you might find yourself using it for more than just dumplings. It’s great for dipping egg rolls and wontons, or even drizzling over stir-fried veggies. The possibilities are endless!

So let’s get started on this delicious homemade pot sticker sauce recipe.

ingredients needed to make pot sticker dipping sauce

How to Make Potsticker Sauce

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Place the low-sodium soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, brown sugar, minced garlic, and fresh ginger in a small bowl. Whisk until they are all well combined. 

STEP TWO: Slice 1-2 tablespoons of green onions and add to your sauce.

STEP THREE: Enjoy!

mixing together all of the pot sticker ingredients in a bowl

Tips for Making the Best Potsticker Sauce

  • To enhance the sauce’s aroma, try lightly toasting the sesame oil in a pan before adding it to the mix for a deeper, more complex flavor.
  • Consider adding a sprinkle of sesame seeds into the sauce for added texture.
  • Store extra sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Give it a good stir before using it again.
  • Try pairing this potsticker sauce with other foods like spring rolls, tempura, and even drizzled over stir-fry dishes.
  • If you’re entertaining a crowd, divide the sauce into a few ramekins so everyone can easily dip their dumplings.

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Variations for Pot Sticker Dipping Sauce

  • You can use ground ginger if you don’t have fresh ginger. Use ⅛-¼ of a teaspoon of powdered ginger since it is more concentrated than using fresh. 
  • Add some spice by adding sriracha or crushed red pepper flakes.
  • If you don’t have brown sugar, you can substitute it with granulated sugar or honey. 
  • If the sauce is too salty, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until you reach your desired flavor. 
  • For a gluten-free sauce, substitute coconut aminos for the soy sauce.

What is Potsticker Dipping Sauce Made Of?

You only need 7 ingredients to make homemade pot sticker sauce! We’ll use soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, brown sugar, minced garlic, fresh ginger, and green onions.

You can omit the green onions if you don’t care for them.

close up of fried dumpling over dipping sauce

What’s the Difference Between Ponzu and Potsticker Sauce?

Both ponzu and potsticker sauces use soy sauce and have some sweetness to them. However, ponzu sauce includes yuzu or another citrusy ingredient for a vibrant flavor.

Potsticker sauce, on the other hand, uses ginger to give it a more earthy flavor.

What Are Potstickers?

Potstickers are Chinese dumplings that can be cooked in many different ways, but they almost always include meat or veggies inside a wheat flour dough wrapper.

dipping fried potsticker into pot sticker dumpling sauce

Is Gyoza Sauce and Potsticker Sauce the Same Thing?

Gyoza sauce and potsticker sauce are very similar! Gyoza is a popular type of Japanese dumpling while potstickers are a Chinese dumpling, and they use many of the same ingredients in their dipping sauces.

Gyoza sauce is usually made from half soy sauce and half vinegar.

Is this Potsticker Sauce Recipe Gluten-Free?

This pot sticker dipping sauce is not gluten-free because the soy sauce contains gluten. However, if you swap out the soy sauce for coconut aminos, then you’ll have a gluten-free sauce!

overhead shot of potsticker with soy vinegar sauce

What Kind of Potstickers Can You Eat With This Sauce?

You can eat any kind of potstickers with this delicious dipping sauce! 

Enjoy traditionally steamed potstickers, crunchy fried potstickers, potstickers cooked in your Instant Pot, or any other kind your heart desires.

What to Serve with Pot Sticker Dipping Sauce

Of course, you have to try this sauce with air fryer potstickers or Instant Pot dumplings first!

But it would also be great with air fryer wontons, air fryer egg rolls, or air fryer spring rolls.

dipping a crispy dumpling into potsticker sauce

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Yield: 3/4 cup

Pot Sticker Dipping Sauce

pot sticker dipping sauce with dumplings

Pot sticker dipping sauce gives you a tasty mix of soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil that captures the flavors of Asian cuisine in every delicious drop.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger
  • green onions

Instructions

  1. Place all of your ingredients in a small bowl, except the green onions.
  2. Whisk until they are all well combined. 
  3. Cut 1-2 tablespoons of green onions and place into your sauce, if desired.

Notes

  • You can use ground ginger if you do not have fresh ginger. Use ⅛-¼ of a teaspoon of powdered ginger since it is more concentrated than using fresh. 
  • You can add some spice if you like by adding sriracha or crushed red pepper flakes.
  • If you do not have brown sugar, you can substitute it for granulated or honey. 
  • If the sauce is too salty for you, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until you have your desired flavor.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4597mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 12g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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