You can make this easy peanut sauce recipe in just 5 minutes! Sweet and spicy, it’s delicious as a dip and on noodles, salads, and more.
This peanut sauce recipe is so delicious you’ll want to eat it straight off the spoon! It has a wonderfully creamy texture, with nutty, bright, and spicy flavors from peanut butter, lime, and sriracha. The ingredient list is short and sweet, and you can whip it up in 5 minutes. Try it with peanut noodles, rice bowlsor as a dip for spring rolls. You will be hanged!
Peanut Sauce Recipe Ingredients
Although this peanut sauce recipe draws inspiration from Indonesian and Thai peanut sauces, it is not intended to be an authentic version of those sauces in any way. Often serves as a dip for satay, Thai peanut sauce starts with whole peanuts rather than the peanut butter I use here. It is also sweeter and more aromatic, usually made with coconut milk and/or red curry paste. You can check it out Thai peanut sauce recipe for reference!
In contrast, this Americanized sauce is smoother and more flavorful. Here’s what I use to do it:
- Peanut butter – Creamy natural peanut butter works best here. The smoother, the better. Try subbing almond butter for a fun twist!
- Rice vinegar and lime juice – For tangy flavor. The acidity of the vinegar cuts through the rich peanut butter, while the lime juice adds a fresh, bright flavor.
- Sriracha – For warmth. Chile garlic sauce would work here too!
- tamari – It adds a salty, savory flavor. Sub soy sauce if you don’t keep the tamari on hand. Be sure to look for certified gluten-free tamari if you need this recipe to be gluten-free.
- Roasted sesame oil – For nutty richness.
- MAPLE syrup – Its sweetness balances the rich, spicy, savory sauce.
- Fresh ginger – It adds a refreshing kick.
- And water – To thin the sauce according to your desired consistency.
Find the complete recipe with measurements below.
How to Make Peanut Sauce
This recipe is so easy to make!
Simply add all the ingredients to a medium mixing bowl…
…and blend until smooth!
If the sauce is too thick, add water to thin it, 1 tablespoon at a time, until you reach your desired consistency. Season to taste, and enjoy!
How to Use Peanut Sauce
The sauce will keep for up to 5 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You won’t have any problem polishing it off! Creamy, flavorful, and bright, it’s super versatile. Here are some of my favorite ways to use it:
How do you like to use peanut sauce? Let me know in the comments!
More Favorite Sauces and Dressings
If you like this recipe, try one of these delicious sauces or dressings next:
This peanut sauce recipe is so easy to whip up—no blender or food processor required! It’s creamy, nutty, flavorful, and bright. We love it as a dipping sauce and on noodles, grain bowls, and more.
- ½ cup creamy natural peanut butter
- 2 spoon fresh lime juice
- 2 spoon rice vinegar
- 1 spoon sriracha
- 1 spoon tamari
- 1 spoon toasted sesame oil
- 2 teaspoon MAPLE syrup
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 4 to 6 spoon water, if needed
In a medium bowl, whisk together peanut butter, lime juice, rice vinegar, sriracha, tamari, sesame oil, maple syrup, ginger, and 4 tablespoons water. If the sauce is too thick, add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until you reach your desired consistency.
Use as a dip for spring rolls or on peanut noodles. Find additional delivery suggestions in the blog post above.