This quick and easy Thai inspired Peanut Sauce is the BEST you’ll ever taste! Perfect dip for fresh or fried spring rolls, veggie bowls, satay, salads, noodles, stir fry and more! You’ll want it drizzled on everything! So GOOD! Gluten free
I Absolutley love peanut sauce and this one is a must make crave worthy recipe! Traditionally used in Thai, Vietnamese cuisine. it’s creamy, slightly spicy, little sweet, savoury, just umami!! made with coconut milk, peanut butter and more (no fish sauce)… Guaranteed to become a favourite!
This Thai peanut sauce recipe is adapted from my peanut noodles it is sure to be a hit with everyone! and takes 5 minutes to whip up at home! -and tastes incredible paired with my Vietnamese fresh summer rolls for lunch or dinner! It’s a match made in heaven!! and ready in no time
..But that’s not all -you can use it for so many dishes! Read on for how to make it and peanut dipping sauce serving ideas!
Peanut sauce ingredients:
This scratch made recipe calls for basic pantry ingredients that you likely already have on hand
- Peanut butter: for rich nutty taste. I used natural peanut butter
- Coconut milk: adds wonderful creaminess
- Tamari: salty and savoury, could use soy sauce. Have not tried with coconut aminos
- Sesame oil: compliments all the flavours beautifully
- Rice vinegar: adds a subtle tart tang
- Fresh ginger: gives it a zippy brightness, slightly peppery and sweet
- Brown sugar: for a little sweetness, have not tested with maple syrup
- Curry powder: adds a depth of flavour
- Chili garlic sauce: optional if you'd like a little heat! really tasty!
How to make it:
- Make sauce
Mix all peanut sauce ingredients in a bowl .
Serve warm or cold and enjoy that's it!! For extra freshness and zing add a wee drizzle of hoisin, squeeze of lime juice and chopped cilantro. For full ingredients and instructions see printable recipe card below
How to use peanut sauce
Here are some of my favourite serving suggestions for this amazing asian sauce
- Serve along side my Vietnamese sauce with fresh spring rolls!
- Use as warm satay dipping sauce with crispy, grilled or marinated tofu
- as a dip with fresh veggies
- Add it to a sandwich or wrap
- Pour on roasted veggies, or buddha bowls
- Drizzle on rice dishes or lettuce wraps
- Toss with a thai noodle salad or slaw
- Stir in ramen noodles, pad Thai or peanut noodles
For the most part it is healthy as it is mostly peanuts and most recipes just have touch of sugar, palm sugar or maple syrup
Most pad Thai recipes are made with a tamarind sauce with chopped peanuts or a full on peanut sauce
For the most part- Yes it is usually gluten free but if using store bought check label to make sure. Some recipes call for hoisin sauce which is typically not gluten free.
Generally home-made peanut sauce is vegan but always check the back label in case it contains dairy if buying from a grocery store
Yes I recommend storing it covered in the fridge for up to a week
- If using sweetened peanut butter you may want to use less sugar
- Peanut sauce could be thicker depending on what peanut butter you use so adjust with a little more coconut milk if needed and it will also firm up in fridge so let come to room temp if you like or serve chilled.
- Make a day or 2 ahead for easy party planning
This recipe is:
- Savoury & sweet
- Little tangy
- super simple
- delicious on everything!
- Kid approved
More favourite sauce recipes:
- 10 Minute Vegan Tzatziki
- Vegan Raita (Indian Cucumber Yogurt Sauce)
- Vegan Burger Sauce Recipe
- Teriyaki Sauce
- Easy Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce
- 5 Spice Stir-Fry Sauce
Enjoy everyone! Happy Day! Please feel free to comment below and give this recipe a rating. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!Print