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a bowl of homemade asian peanut sauce

Homemade Peanut Sauce

Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Asian-Inspired
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 117kcal
Author: Emily
The best Thai-inspired Peanut Sauce for dipping and more!
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  • 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 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.


  • Peanut Sauce can be stored covered in the fridge for up to 1 week. 
  • 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.


Serving: 1tablespoon | 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