Homemade Peanut Sauce

This Thai-inspired homemade Peanut Sauce is so delicious and versatile you are going to want to put it on everything and dip everything in it! It’s really easy to make and only takes about 5 minutes.

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Ingredients Needed to Make Homemade Peanut Sauce

  • peanut butter
  • fresh ginger
  • fresh garlic
  • soy sauce (regular or low-sodium)
  • sesame oil
  • rice vinegar
  • honey
  • chili paste (I use Sambal Oelek brand) or red pepper flakes
ingredients for peanut sauce

How to Make Peanut Dipping Sauce

I promise this will be one of the easiest multi-purpose sauces you ever make! Place all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse/blend until smooth. The sauce will be thick at first so you can add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and continue to mix until you get the consistency you like. The sauce is ready to go!

homemade peanut sauce in a food processor

What to Use this Peanut Sauce for

I use this sauce as a dipping sauce for my Fresh Spring Rolls recipe. I add it to rice noodles with some chicken and veggies for a quick and healthy meal. You could also use it as a salad dressing, for pad thai, or a dip for fresh veggies or satay.

spring rolls with peanut sauce on a plate

Tips on Making Peanut Dipping Sauce

  • I use this mini food processor to make this sauce and it is one of my most used appliances. It’s small, easy to clean, and works perfectly in so many recipes.
  • This sauce can easily be doubled or tripled for larger meals or needs.
  • If you want to make this peanut sauce vegan, sub the honey with maple syrup or agave syrup.
  • As I mentioned, this sauce will be quite thick at first, so feel free to add water as needed to thin it out.
  • Asian chili paste, such as Sambal Oelek, will add a little spicy heat. You can add more if you are a spice lover!
  • All of the ingredients are pretty flexible in portions. If you love garlic, add it. If you don’t want the sauce to be as sweet, skip the honey, etc.
  • I always have a ginger root in my freezer. Whenever a recipe calls for ginger, I pull it out and use my handheld grater to grate the ginger. It’s so easy, there is less mess and I don’t even peel it. It still maintains its amazing aroma and taste but you don’t end up throwing away any unused ginger and you always have it on hand. 
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Homemade Peanut Sauce

The best Thai-inspired Peanut Sauce for dipping and more!
5 from 6 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 117kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous


  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 4 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced or grated
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1-2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 6 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste (I use Sambal Oelek brand) (can sub red pepper flakes)


  • Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and pulse and together until everything is mixed together and smooth. The sauce will be thick, you can add water as needed to get the consistency you want.
    homemade peanut sauce in a food processor


  • Peanut sauce can be stored in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 1 week.


Serving: 1tbsp | Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.3g | Protein: 4.2g | Fat: 8.7g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Sodium: 308mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 3.9g | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 2mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

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