Delicious, creamy peanut sauce with peanut butter, soy sauce, clove of garlic, etc. The nutty sauce is mixed in just 3 minutes.
Lucky you, because you just found your way to what is probably the best peanut sauce 🙂 This nutty sauce is creamy, flavorful, and is perfect for salads, summer rolls, pasta or as a dip!
The ingredients are mixed into a nutty, delicious sauce in 3 minutes only. You can also prepare the sauce in advance and keep it in the fridge for a few days.
You need these ingredients for the peanut sauce
- Peanut Butter: It’s best to use 100% natural peanut butter (unsalted, unsweetened)
- Soy sauce or tamari for salting
- Sambal Oelek or Chili Paste: You can also use fresh chili or use chili flakes or chili powder.
- Fresh lime or lemon.
- Garlic Cloves: Peeled and pressed.
- Ginger: Peeled and grated
- Brown Sugar: You can use agave syrup or maple syrup instead of sugar.
- Water: You can use coconut milk instead of water for a more exotic taste.
How to make peanut sauce
This Asian Peanut Sauce recipe uses simple ingredients that you can easily find at any supermarket or Asian market. To prepare the sauce, you simply have to mix all the ingredients in a blender or puree them finely with a blender. The sauce is not boiled and is mixed in just 3 minutes!
Here's how you can use the peanut sauce
- Salad dressing
- For Gado Gado Bowl
- Dip (such as with summer rolls)
- With rice bowls
- As a pasta sauce or zoodle sauce
- As a dip for smoked tofu skewers
- As a dip for wraps
- With grilled vegetables, tofu, etc.
- To lettuce wraps
Tips for the perfect peanut sauce
- You can customize the spicy peanut sauce to your liking: just add a little more chili for more spiciness, or more soy sauce for salt and adjust to your personal taste.
- Instead of brown sugar, you can also use agave nectar or maple syrup. However, I find that the sauce tastes best with brown sugar.
- If your peanut sauce is too thick for you, you can simply add a little more water to thin the sauce and make it runnier. This is especially good if you’re using them as a peanut sauce dressing for salads.
It is best to use fresh garlic and ginger. But if you don’t have fresh ingredients on hand, you can also use garlic powder or ginger powder.
Where does peanut sauce actually come from?
Peanut sauce is often associated with Thai cuisine, where it is also used very often. However, this excellent sauce actually comes from Indonesia. There it is known as satay sauce, which is typically served with skewered meat. But it is also used for many other Indonesian dishes like gado gado, curries, etc.
How to store peanut sauce
You can store the peanut sauce in a sealed container in the fridge for about a week.
As the sauce cools, it may change consistency and thicken. You can just add some water and stir the sauce and it’s nice and runny again.
That's why you should definitely try the recipe:
- The sauce is super easy to make and incredibly delicious
- Thanks to its seasoning and the delicious nutty taste, you can use the peanut sauce in many different ways
- You can adjust the sauce as you like and season it very hot or rather mild.
- 120g peanut butter (or 1/2 cup)
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp Sambal Oelek
- Juice of 1 fresh lime
- 2 garlic cloves (pressed)
- 1 tbsp ginger (grated)
- 1-2 tsp brown sugar
- 2-4 tbsp water
- Put all the ingredients in the blender and mix well until creamy.
- If necessary, add a little more water until the desired consistency is reached.