Ssamjang (Korean Dipping Sauce)

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You’re gonna love the sweet heat and savory earthiness in this easy ssamjang recipe! Use it as a Korean BBQ sauce – or as a unique dip for your vegetable tray.


  • ½ cup Korean fermented soybean paste (doenjang)
  • 3 tablespoons Korean hot pepper paste (gochujang)
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  1. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. 
  2. Serve with lettuce leaves, rice, or as a sauce for meats, seafood, or vegetables.


Make it less spicy by using less gochujang.

Make it sweeter by adding 1 tablespoon honey.

To toast sesame seeds, place them in a pan over low heat and shake the pan for 1-2 minutes until the seeds turn golden brown. Make sure to keep an eye on them as they can burn quickly!


Keywords: dipping sauce, Korean, doenjang, gochujang, korean bbq, bbq sauce

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