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A bowl of peanut sauce with lime and cilantro next to tofu satay.

Best Ever Peanut Sauce

  • Author: Laurel
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: about 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This peanut sauce is the perfect balance of salty, sour, sweet and umami to make it irresistible! Great as a dipping sauce or a dressing.


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup peanut butter – you can use smooth or crunchy.
  • 1/4 cup orange juice 
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice – freshly squeezed!
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons liquid aminos – or tamari, reduced sodium soy sauce, etc.
  • 23 teaspoons sriracha – adjust this to taste, making the sauce spicier or more mild. If you’re extra sensitive to spice, start with just 1 teaspoon.
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced ginger
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • Water – optional to thin.

Instructions

Add all the ingredients to a bowl and stir. Keep whisking until the sauce is thick and creamy. It will look like it won’t come together, but keep whisking – it will!


Notes

Water: If making a dipping sauce, I like to make the recipe as written. If using as a dressing or drizzle, I add 1-2 tablespoons water. Note that the peanut sauce will thicken as it sits. It’s best to make it and them wait 3-5 minutes to see its true consistancy before adding water.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 232
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 140mg
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: ginger, garlic, soy, orange, lime, sriracha, maple, easy, no cook, vegan