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How To Make The Best Peanut Sauce (Easy Recipe)

How to Make Peanut Sauce! A quick, one-bowl peanut sauce recipe that’s vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, and full of flavor. This creamy sauce is perfect to dip spring rolls in, cook tofu or tempeh with, or simply use as a dressing for salad or noodles. 
Prep Time5 minutes
Course: condiments, sauces
Cuisine: asian
Keyword: vegan peanut sauce
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Remy


  • 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.


Expert Tips

  • I recommend using 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. If you want to use crunchy peanut butter, that is up to you!
  • You can also make this classic satay sauce with almond butter or cashew butter if you don't eat peanuts. Sunflower seed butter is a nut-free option.
  • Store the leftover sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 
  • Use this amazing sauce with my Tofu Satay, this Thai Salad, Pad Thai, and more!