Thai Chili Dipping Sauce
Have you ever had Thai chili dipping sauce before? If not, you are missing out on the real deal street snack of Thailand! This super simple chili dipping sauce is my childhood snack! A little back story- This is our first year back in our home that we bought 10 years ago, (we moved away for a few years). I had forgotten that I had planted an apple tree in our tiny backyard! Last year, there was just one small sad apple from the tree. So I planted a few fruit trees last fall hoping the pollination will help grow more apples. It worked! This spring, the tree delivered. It was full of glorious white blossoms!I figured most of those flowers would fall off and wouldn’t fruit. How wrong I was! The apple tree gave us a grand production this year and oh do we have apples this year! We had to thin some out, as the branches were looking too heavy to hold the abundance of the young fruit.So naturally, I thought of a recipe that I could come up with to not waste those tart young apples. Immediately I thought of the simple Thai chili dipping sauce. This sauce was meant to be eaten with young mangos back when I was a child. The spicy, sour, sweet and spicy sauce combined with the tartness of the young fruit just makes this dip the perfect afternoon snack.I live in Washington, a region known for fertile soil for orchard fruit. It’s going to be apple season soon in the PNW. Right now, the young green apples are perfect for this recipe since I don’t have access to young green mangos. The crispy, sour and tart young apples are as close to the young mangoes as we’ll get around here. And if you live an area with young green mangoes, I’ll give you my address to send them to me! (: This recipe is quite simple. You only need 6 ingredients. It can get spicy, but you can moderate the spice level as needed. I brought this dip to a dinner party the other night and was quite surprised at how many people handled the spiciness! After one bite though, it’s going to be hard to stop, so get ready for some mouth-watering chili dipping sauce. Are you ready to try this super simple recipe and never waste your green sour and tart apples again? Let’s make this!