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epic peanut sauce served in bowl with vegetable fingers
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5 from 7 votes

Epic Peanut Sauce

This peanut sauce is EPIC! It comes together in less than 5 minutes and uses just 8 ingredients. The sauce is perfect to be served so many ways.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 216kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup natural peanut butter unsweetened
  • cup soy sauce low sodium (use tamari or coconut aminos for vegan version)
  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoon organic honey
  • 2 tablespoon red chili paste use sambal oelek for traditional Thai taste
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ginger grated
  • 2 medium sized garlic cloves grated
  • Water or coconut milk or coconut water to adjust the consistency of the sauce

Instructions

  • Into a bowl add peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, honey.
  • Grate ginger and garlic into the bowl.
  • Whisk until everything comes together.
  • The sauce initially will be thick in consistency. You need to bring it to drizzle-able consistency. Add water or coconut water or coconut milk as required to thin down the sauce and make drizzle-able.
    Cook’s Tip: The consistency of the sauce can be adjusted according to how you want to use it. Drizzle-able salad dressing can be a in pourable consistency.
  • For dipping purpose, keep the sauce consistency slightly thick. It works great for dipping spring rolls, vegetables or chicken satay!
  • Serve sauce for dipping vegetables, or drizzle it over salads or Asian dishes. You can use this sauce as marinade too. Marinate tofu or tempeh in the sauce and make a meal out of it.
  • Don’t forget to serve this sauce for chicken satay. It pairs very well with satay!
  • Leftover sauce can be stored in fridge for about a week.

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Notes

  • Use natural unsweetened peanut butter and low sodium soy sauce for best results.
  • Do not use garlic or ginger powder in place of fresh ingredients. Nothing can be compared to the taste fresh ingredients gives. Use only freshly grated ginger and garlic.
  • To make spicy sauce, increase sambal oelek (red chili paste) in the recipe.
  • To make close to Thai sauce use coconut milk and sambal oelek in place of water and regular red chili paste.
  • Adjust the consistency of the sauce as desired. Make it drizzle-able for salads or dressings. Make it little thick for dipping purpose.
 
Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Serving: 6servings | Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 820mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg