Nuoc cham sauce

Garlic-chili paste provides metabolism-boosting heat.

“This healthier version of the traditional Vietnamese dressing doesn’t have any added fat and replaces granulated sugar with just a touch of honey to balance the acidity,” says New York City-based recipe developer Laura Rege.

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Photography by Jennifer Causey


1 teaspoon fish sauce
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon garlic-chile paste



Whisk all ingredients together with 1 teaspoon of water until the honey is dissolved then store in an airtight container in the fridge.