Best Healthy Peanut Sauce (No Oil, Refined Sugar Free)



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This peanut sauce has been my go to sauce for the last 2 weeks. I’ve grilled my tempeh and tofu in this sauce, dipped spring rolls into it and also made noodle salads tossed in it. It comes together in one bowl and takes 5 minutes or less to make.

peanut sauce

It’s full of flavour, but made without oil or refined sugars. I like to make a jar of this sauce at the start of the week and use it to cook through the rest of the week–it goes quickly because it’s so good!

peanut sauce

As always, you can adjust this sauce to suit your taste preferences. If you like your peanut sauce on the sweeter side, add some more maple syrup. If you like it saltier/more savoury, add more tamari! Same goes for texture, adjust accordingly with more or less water.

If you’re allergic to peanuts, you can substitute with an alternative nut or seed butter, but taste will vary.

5 Minute Healthy Peanut Sauce

5 from 3 votes
Servings: 10 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
A quick, one bowl peanut sauce recipe! It's vegan, gluten-free, oil-free and full of flavour. Perfect to dip spring rolls in, cook tofu or tempeh with, or simply use as a dressing for salad or noodles.


  • 1/3 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3 tbsp water more as needed
  • 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger or 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 clove garlic roasted or 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • optional sesame seeds roasted peanuts to top


  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl, and whisk until smooth and emulsified.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.


*I recommend using a peanut butter that contains only peanuts (no salt, no added sugar), as the maple syrup adds sweetness to this sauce, and the tamari adds saltiness.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Love & peanuts,

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Hi there, I’m Remy! Welcome to Veggiekins Blog, home to nourishing vegan + gluten-free recipes and tips to live your best balanced and holistic life. I’m a human on a mission to empower you to be well and be kind to your mind, body and soul with the healing power of plants.

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  1. Hello Remy😃 I just introduced myself to your blog just now and was LOOKING for easy plantbased sauces and voilá. Yours popped up. I'm excited to try the easy peanut sauce. And I do mean easy peasy!!! Those are my kind of recipes for a an on-the-go girl. Please keep me up-to-date with your vegan happenings☕ Warm regards in health, D. 🌻
    1. Hi Damaris, I'm so so glad you enjoyed!!! It is definitely easy peasy lemon squeezy. Thanks for giving it a shot and be well! 😃
  2. I love this sauce! It is so quick and easy to make and full of flavor! I serve it over ramen noodles and tofu-yum!

    5 stars