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peanut sauce in a bowl garnished with crushed peanuts and red pepper flakes.
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Peanut Sauce

My recipe for this easy Peanut Sauce requires just a handful of simple ingredients! In a matter of minutes, you can have this staple sauce on hand for a variety of different dishes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Keyword: peanut sauce, peanut sauce recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 115kcal


  • ½ cup peanut butter smooth
  • 1 inch ginger piece roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce low sodium
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • cup water or more as needed


  • Combine Ingredients: Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend until well combined. Add more water if needed.
  • Adjust Seasoning: Taste and adjust for seasoning as needed.


  1. Recipe yields about 1 cup of sauce.
  2. If you're allergic to peanuts or you're not a fan of the peanut flavor, you can substitute almond butter or sunflower butter instead!
  3. If your sauce is too thick for your liking, try thinning it out by stirring in one tablespoon of water at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
  4. Your sauce will keep for up to a week if refrigerated in an airtight container. Take the sauce out of the fridge about 30 minutes before serving to let it come to room temperature for convenience.
  5. Peanut sauce freezes well, so you can make a double or triple batch and freeze the leftovers! Store in an airtight container or freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg