Simple Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe
An easy Thai inspired peanut sauce perfect for dipping or drizzling! This delicious sauce comes together in one bowl in 5 minutes and is so much tastier than store bought peanut sauces.
I have been completely addicted to fresh spring rolls lately. When I’m out and about with no time to make lunch, I’ll grab a couple from Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods. When we get Thai take-out I always order fresh spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce. More recently I’ve started making spring rolls and peanut sauce at home.
You can find the Vegan Rice Paper Spring Roll Recipe here, but I wanted to give you the recipe for this amazing peanut sauce first, and separately, because you can use it for other recipes too. I love dipping crispy baked tofu into it! If peanut sauce is one of those things you only buy at the store, it’s time to try making it at home.
This simple peanut sauce recipe tastes so much better than the bottled version and is done in under 5 minutes. After testing and tweaking, this creamy peanut sauce has the perfect balance of sweet and salty flavors. Let’s take a look at the ingredients for Thai peanut sauce.
Peanut Sauce Ingredients
I almost always have all of these simple ingredients on hand. Peanut butter gets thinned out and loaded with flavor with a little help from soy sauce, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar and just a tiny splash of maple syrup and sriracha chili sauce. While some people make their peanut sauce with coconut milk, I find that this recipe is creamy enough without it.
I adapted this recipe from one on the back of a package of rice paper wraps from Star Anise Foods. This Thai peanut sauce isn’t spicy because I just use a tiny bit of sriracha. If you love spicy foods though, go ahead and add more sriracha. If you don’t do soy or gluten, scrap the soy sauce and use coconut aminos instead.
What to Make with Peanut Sauce
The first thing that comes to mind for using up peanut sauce is spring rolls, but there are many other ways to use it. Drizzle your homemade peanut sauce over Thai inspired Buddha bowls like this quinoa bowl, toss with noodles, add flavor to stir fry, or make a tofu satay to dip in your sauce.
This simple Thai peanut sauce will make your Thai inspired recipes so much more delicious. Watch the video to see how it’s done.
Simple Thai Peanut Sauce
A delicious Thai style peanut dipping sauce perfect for spring rolls, satay, or Buddha bowls. This easy recipe comes together in five minutes.
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (unsalted, unsweetened)
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce (coconut aminos for gluten-free)
- 1/2 tablespoon minced ginger
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon sriracha sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1/3 cup water
- Add the peanut butter, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, vinegar, sriracha, and maple syrup to a small bowl or jar. Whisk together, then whisk in the water slowly until the desired consistency has been reached. This peanut sauce tends to thicken up over time, so add more water as needed to thin. Taste and adjust as you'd like.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1/10 recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 82Saturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 3.5g
I love this recipe and wanted to know if you need to store in fridge later. Also approximately how long will it last – if there is any left?
THe recipe looks delicious! I am going. To make it!! About the peanut butter do you make it at home? If you do, is it made with peanuts without salt and that’s it?
Waiting for your response!!!
We made this tonight and it was wonderful! Thank you!
Instead of water I use strong brewed black tea, it adds even more flavor.
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Your sodium counts are very far off. One tbsp of soy sauce has around 900 mg of sodium alone. I know you said you’re not a nutritionist. But something like sodium is easy to calculate, and a very common thing that people look for
Thanks for catching! As noted, nutrition information is automatically computer generated, so there will be inaccuracies. All the zeros should say n/a as they haven’t been calculated. I’ll omit the sodium info.
I am also wondering, how long does peanut sauce last in the fridge? This looks delicious!
How long does this sauce last refrigerated? Thanks!
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Bonjour, cela me tente humm je fais dès que possible merci pour le partage Portez vs bien 😊
Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us, I’m so eager to try it.😊
Just what I’ve been looking for! Looks scrumptious & easy.
Tamari is also gluten-free!
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I tried your recipe. Perfect and Delicious!
I Made a lackluster chicken stir-fry last night, and my cilantro rice didn’t taste the same from our new rice cooker…fingers crossed that this easy sauce redeems the leftovers! (I tasted it out of the jar, and yum!)