Asian-style Jalapeno Green Onion Sauce

by Asian Recipes At Home

This Asian-style Jalapeno and Green Onion Sauce is savory and has a kick of spice from the red chili powder (gochugaru) along with fresh jalapenos. It is a great sauce to add a kick of flavor to tofu, rice, noodles, soup, eggs or even Korean pancakes (pajeon). You can even make this sauce Whole30 or Paleo compliant with just a couple ingredient swaps – the recommendations for that are further down in this post.

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Asian-style Jalapeno and Green Onion Sauce is savory and has a kick of spice from the red chili powder (gochugaru) along with fresh jalapenos. #koreanrecipe #koreanfood #whole30 #paleo #saucerecipes

 

Spicy raw jalapenos, fresh green onions with a blend of a few different Asian ingredients make this sauce irresistible. Spicy, soy sauce goodness (if you are doing a Whole30 or a Paleo diet see our recommended ingredient swaps below). This is really like a spicy/savory salsa. It is so easy to make. It only takes about 5 minutes from start to finish. Maybe a few more minutes longer if you’re not a fast chopper and dicer with the knife, but you get the picture. It takes very little time to whip this savory sauce up once you have all the ingredients on-hand. 

 

 

This sauce can really be used on almost anything to add a savory and spicy kick to your dish. We originally made this sauce to put on some simple pan-fried tofu (see below). Drizzle a bit on the golden brown, pan-fried tofu. You can also, scoop a bit more of the sauce on each individual bite as you like. Yum! We also think the uses for this sauce has endless possibilities! We would love to know in the comments what you decided to use this sauce for. 

Pan-fried tofu with our Asian-style Jalapeno Green Onion sauce

Ingredients Needed 

Most of the ingredients needed for this delicious Asian spicy sauce recipe is easily attainable at most grocery stores. The only ingredient you might need to go purchase online or at an Asian market is the red chili powder (gochugaru). Depending on where you live, you might also need to purchase fish sauce online or at an Asian market. We really like the fish sauce below if you’re wanting to purchase a good quality fish sauce online – it is also Whole30 approved!

  • 2 jalapenos, finely diced/brunoise, remove vein and seeds
  • 3 green onions, chopped, ¼” chopped
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce (if you are doing a Whole30 or a Paleo diet, see recommendations for swapping it below)
  • ½ tsp fish sauce (if you are doing a Whole30 or a Paleo diet, make sure the fish sauce you purchase is compliant)
  • 1 tsp red chili powder (gochugaru)
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper



Close up detail of the Asian-style jalapeno and green onion sauce.

Can I make this Asian-style Jalapeno Green Onion Sauce Whole30 or Paleo approved?

Yes, you can! Simply use coconut aminos in the place of soy sauce for Whole30’ers. We would just suggest adding a pinch of salt to replace a bit of the salt lost from not using soy sauce. Or if you are doing Paleo, you could use a Tamari sauce, like this one. Also, just make sure you find an approved fish sauce that fits your dietary needs. Ta-da! Now it’s Whole30 and/or Paleo approved and it will still be delicious! [[ begin your happy dance ]]

 

How to make this savory sauce

  1. Finely dice the two jalapenos. Make sure to remove the veins and seeds so it doesn’t completely set your mouth on fire. We want this enjoyable to eat. Place in a small bowl.
    Fresh finely diced jalapenos prepped for the Asian-style Jalapeno and Green Onion Sauce.
  2. Chop up the green onions. Place in the small bowl with the jalapenos.
  3. Add all other ingredients to the small bowl with the green onions and jalapenos and mix together well. Enjoy!
    Mixing together the ingredients for the Asian-style Jalapeno and Green Onion Sauce. Mixing together the ingredients for the Asian-style Jalapeno and Green Onion Sauce.

 

Serving Suggestions for Asian-style Jalapeno Green Onion Sauce

Serve this sauce with fried rice or plain white steamed rice. This sauce will also be great on top of Korean steamed eggs (gyeran jjim) – see our recipe here. Steam the eggs, then add a bit of this sauce on top of every bite. Yum!!!! Or pair this sauce with simple pan-fried tofu. This sauce would also be great with our Korean-style Spinach Rice recipe as well. Korean savory pancake (Pajeon) anyone? This sauce will also pair nicely with pajeon. This sauce can also add a great savory and spicy flavor to our steamed dumplings (recipe coming soon)!

Spoonful of Asian-style Jalapeno and Green Onion Sauce.

We hope you enjoy our Asian-style Jalapeno Green Onion Sauce recipe!

 

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Asian-style Jalapeno Green Onion Sauce

Asian-style Jalapeno Green Onion Sauce

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Asian-style Jalapeno and Green Onion Sauce is savory and has a kick of spice from the red chili powder (gochugaru) along with fresh jalapenos. Add a kick of flavor to tofu, rice, noodles, soup, eggs or even Korean pancakes (pajeon).

Instructions

  1. Finely dice the two jalapenos. Make sure to remove the veins and seeds so it doesn’t completely set your mouth on fire. We want this enjoyable to eat. Place in a small bowl.
  2. Chop up the green onions. Place in the small bowl with the jalapenos.
  3. Add all other ingredients to the small bowl with the green onions and jalapenos and mix together well. Enjoy!
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