Jeow(Laotian Salsa)

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Sharon123

Jeow is a lot of things, but mainly any sort of dipping sauce, typically made with char-grilled veggies. Sometimes spicy. Sometimes not. It could be vegetarian or it could be made with crushed beetles. Or anything in between. Great for dipping balls of sticky rice into. A Laotian staple. This is a good base sauce, feel free to add flavors and experiment. Laos is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia, bordered by Burma and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south, and Thailand to the west.

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Love it! Heat AND flavor, yummy

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Roast tomatoes, chilies, and garlic over a campfire, on a grill(I used a grill pan), in a comal (flat pan available at Latino markets) over medium heat or in the oven until blackened and soft. Be sure to continually turn the garlic so it cooks evenly.
  2. Peel and puree with cilantro, fish sauce(if using) and salt.

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