A Spicy Twist: Brown Sugar Dipping Sauce for Sweet Potato Fries

Are you looking for a dipping sauce that perfectly complements the sweetness of sweet potato fries? Look no further! This Brown Sugar Dipping Sauce adds a spicy kick to your fries, making it a delicious snack or side dish for any meal. And the best part? It’s incredibly easy to make!

Hand dipping a Sweet Potato Fry into sauce.

Ingredients in Brown Sugar Dipping Sauce

The list of ingredients for this sauce may be simple, but it’s packed with flavor. You’ll likely find most of these ingredients in your pantry, making it convenient to whip up this dip right before dinner. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Mayonnaise – Creamy and cold, it adds a delightful texture to the sauce.
  • Fresh lime juice – Squeeze in the juice of a lime for a refreshing citrus twist.
  • Ground Chipotle powder – This spice brings smoky heat and sweetness to the sauce.
  • Chili powder – Just a touch of heat to make the sauce burst with flavor.
  • Paprika – Adds color and a mild, sweet taste to the dip.
  • Cumin – With its rich and earthy flavor, cumin enhances the taste profile.
  • Garlic powder – Provides the garlic flavor without the hassle of using fresh garlic.

Mayo, spices, lime juice to make Brown Sugar Dipping Sauce. Cutting board with sliced sweet potatoes.

Recipe Tips for the Dipping Sauce

This Brown Sugar Dipping Sauce is my absolute favorite! It’s bursting with flavors and has a beautiful orange color that looks as delicious as it tastes. Here are some handy tips to make the most out of this sauce:

  • Extra heat – Craving more spiciness? Add a few shakes of cayenne pepper, sriracha sauce, or your favorite hot sauce.
  • Lime flavor – While you can use bottled lime juice, fresh lime juice truly elevates the taste of the sauce.
  • Sweetness – For a milder heat and a touch of sweetness, add a tablespoon of maple syrup or brown sugar to the sauce.
  • Reduce the calories! – Want to lighten up the sauce? Opt for light mayo or replace some or all of the mayonnaise with light sour cream or plain Greek yogurt.
  • Storing – Cover any leftover sauce and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week. It’s not suitable for freezing.

“The dip is the BEST! Perfect pairing with the sweet potato fries. I’ve never enjoyed them with ketchup, but this dip totally makes the sweet potato shine.” – Gina

Plate of Sweet Potato Fries with dipping sauce. Limes and salt on the side.

Frequently Asked Questions

Close-up of Dipping Sauce for Sweet Potato Fries.

What to Serve with this Zesty Dip

These sweet potato fries are the perfect accompaniment to various meals! Whether you’re enjoying hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, or a classic BLT, adding a side of fries with this zesty dipping sauce takes your meal to the next level. Give it a try and experience the delightful taste!

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How to Make Brown Sugar Dipping Sauce for Sweet Potato Fries