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How to make the best Thai Peanut Sauce ever!  This Peanut Sauce Recipe can be used as a dipping sauce, salad dressing, for peanut noodles or with chicken satay.
How to make the best Thai Peanut Sauce ever!  This Peanut Sauce Recipe can be used as a dipping sauce, salad dressing, for peanut noodles or with chicken satay. | Easy peanut Sauce Recipe | Peanut Dipping Sauce for spring rolls | Peanut noodle sauce | Asian Peanut Sauce | Spicy Peanut Sauce | Peanut Dressing | Vegan Peanut Sauce | Gluten Free Peanut Sauce

How to make the best Thai Peanut Sauce ever!  This Peanut Sauce Recipe can be used as a dipping sauce, salad dressing, for peanut noodles or with chicken satay. | Easy peanut Sauce Recipe | Peanut Dipping Sauce for spring rolls | Peanut noodle sauce | Asian Peanut Sauce | Spicy Peanut Sauce | Peanut Dressing | Vegan Peanut Sauce | Gluten Free Peanut Sauce

How to make the best Thai Peanut Sauce ever!  This Peanut Sauce Recipe can be used as a dipping sauce, salad dressing, for peanut noodles or with chicken satay. | Easy peanut Sauce Recipe | Peanut Dipping Sauce for spring rolls | Peanut noodle sauce | Asian Peanut Sauce | Spicy Peanut Sauce | Peanut Dressing | Vegan Peanut Sauce | Gluten Free Peanut Sauce

How to make the best Thai Peanut Sauce ever!  This Peanut Sauce Recipe can be used as a dipping sauce, salad dressing, for peanut noodles or with chicken satay. | Easy peanut Sauce Recipe | Peanut Dipping Sauce for spring rolls | Peanut noodle sauce | Asian Peanut Sauce | Spicy Peanut Sauce | Peanut Dressing | Vegan Peanut Sauce | Gluten Free Peanut Sauce

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Hello friends!  Today I am sharing a recipe that I spent years perfecting.  This is my recipe for the Best Thai Peanut Sauce Ever.  I use this recipe as a peanut dipping sauce, as a dressing for salads, to make peanut noodles and anything else I think needs a punch of flavor from peanut sauce.
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How do you make Thai Peanut Sauce?

This recipe for Thai Peanut Sauce uses everyday ingredients that are easy to find at the grocery store.  Although many Thai peanut sauce recipes use coconut milk, this peanut sauce recipe does not.  All you need to do is whisk together peanut butter with soy sauce, rice vinegar, lime juice, chili garlic sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic and water.  This is a simple, no cook peanut sauce!How to make the best Thai Peanut Sauce ever!  This Peanut Sauce Recipe can be used as a dipping sauce, salad dressing, for peanut noodles or with chicken satay. | Easy peanut Sauce Recipe | Peanut Dipping Sauce for spring rolls | Peanut noodle sauce | Asian Peanut Sauce | Spicy Peanut Sauce | Peanut Dressing | Vegan Peanut Sauce | Gluten Free Peanut Sauce
A few notes about this recipe:

  • You can make this spicy peanut sauce by using more chili garlic sauce.  You can sub sriracha if you have it on hand, but I prefer the flavor of chili garlic sauce.
  • You can use honey instead of brown sugar, however I find that the flavor of the peanut sauce is better with brown sugar.
  • Use more water to thin the sauce and use as a peanut sauce dressing for salad.
  • What can you dip in this peanut sauce? Spring rolls, lettuce wraps, veggies, chicken, coconut shrimp, tofu.  You can use this peanut dipping sauce for just about anything!

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Best Ever Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe

4.55 from 285 votes
Prep 5 minutes
Total 5 minutes
Servings 1 Cups
How to make the best Thai Peanut Sauce ever!  This Peanut Sauce Recipe can be used as a dipping sauce, salad dressing, for peanut noodles or with chicken satay.

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Combine all ingredients except water.  Whisk to fully combine.
  • Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached. I normally use 2 tablespoons for a sauce and up to four if using it for a dressing. 

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Notes

I use unsweetened peanut butter.  If you use conventional peanut butter the sauce may turn out too sweet.  Try reducing the brown sugar to 1 tablespoon.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cups | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 540mg | Potassium: 233mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.8mg

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

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, sauce
Cuisine: Thai
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Hello! I’m Meghan.

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501 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I made this exactly according to the recipe last time and it was exactly what I was looking for! Tonight I was just looking for something quick I could whip up to dip veggies in (I was cleaning out the fridge and had some celery and carrots that needed used up). So I used what I had on hand. I used regular crunchy JIF pb, skipped the sugar entirely, and I also didn’t have the chili garlic sauce. It still came out really tasty!

  2. I’m in Australia, and we tend to have eithe really hot Chilli Garlic sauces (and I don’t like heat) or Sweet Chilli sauce – which does contain garlic. I’m wondering if I can use Sweet Chilli Sauce, or even if this ingredient can be happily left out? thank you in advance.

    1. Hi Amanda – the chili garlic sauce I use is closer to Sambal Oelek or even Sriracha. You can leave it out or just replace it with red chili flakes. I probably wouldn’t use sweet chili sauce since it already has sugar. Although, chances are it would still be fine, just maybe a bit sweeter.

  3. I make this all the time… it’s not only DELICIOUS…it’s good for me! I use honey instead of brown sugar. When I buy my ginger I use a spoon to scrape the skin off and throw it in the freezer in a container to keep it for a while. I grate it on a pyramid grater. That makes the hardest part of this real easy and handy.

  4. 5 stars
    Absolutely amazing Thai Peanut Sauce. I used this for a crispy chicken sandwich and it has been a total hit! I am afraid I will be be having to make it over and over again. The fresh ginger just knocks it out of the park! Thank you!

  5. I follow a whole-foods, plant-based (vegan) diet, so I’m always looking for the best peanut sauce recipe. So far, this is the best I’ve found. I just served it to a family gathering, and everyone loved it. I did not vary the recipe at all.

  6. 5 stars
    I finally found the peanut sauce I have been looking for. Could not be easier. Tweaked it to accommodate personal taste but I love this recipe. Very silky.

  7. 5 stars
    I’ve tried other online peanut sauce recipes. My search is over. This is The One. I used it as a dipping sauce for dumplings so i had to use the 4 tablespoons of water to get a good consistency for that but not too thin. I make a honey teriyaki turkey burger (in a pita pocket rather than a bun) and I will add a little of this as a dressing using a little less water for a thicker consistency.

  8. I Google-searched for “best Thai peanut sauce” and landed here after seeing such raving reviews. The last peanut sauce recipe I tried was lackluster and didn’t hit the spot for me but this one was the precise flavor I was hoping for. Perfect amount of sweetness and spice, not to mention the hint of lime that balanced it all out. I really had to double take when I tasted it after mixing in my food processor because it was just perfect!
    Thank you for such a great recipe!

  9. 3 stars
    This was delicious!! I had to make a substitution for the chili garlic sauce, so I used Thai Sweet Chili sauce with some added garlic powder and extra rice vinegar. I was using it as a sauce for whole wheat noodles, grilled chicken and broccoli, so I added some extra water as suggested. I can’t wait to make it again when I am not doing a “clean-out-the-refrigerator-before-vacation” dinner so I can use the actual Chili garlic sauce and probably add green onion and maybe some water chestnuts and chopped peanuts. Anyway, the SAUCE was perfect for this meal.

  10. I used the blender to combine all the ingredients including whole garlic cloves and pieces of ginger. Substituted lemon for lime juice (because that’s what I had) and it still came out delicious. Thanks for a great, easy recipe!

  11. Can this sauce be frozen? It is just me eating it and I would like to freeze small individual meal portions.

  12. I’m not sure what I did wrong. I followed the recipe to the “T” and it was…. Just awful. I’ve been eating Thai peanut chicken for decades and decided to give it a try. This recipe has such good reviews. This was very sour and overwhelming with the vinegar. I tried doubling the peanut butter but nothing could cut it. I’m sorry. This just didn’t work for me

    1. Hi Felicidoo – sorry that happened! 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar really should not have caused the sauce to be sour. It should just give it some acidity to balance the flavors. What kind of vinegar did you use? Are you sure it was only 1 tablespoon?

      1. 5 stars
        She got mixed up and used regular white vinegar instead of rice vinegar. White vinegar is very harsh. You absolutely cannot use it in peanut sauce, it would ruin it.

  13. Very quick and easy sauce. I used regular peanut butter and added brown sugar to taste. I also used cayenne instead of chili garlic sauce. Again to taste.

  14. 5 stars
    Easy to make. Thank you for a great recipe. I gave the peanut butter 25 seconds in the microwave first to make it easier to mix with the other ingredients. Tastes lovey. I will use it with stir fried Asian veggies for dinner this evening, with rice that’s cooked in chicken broth with the juice of half a lemon squeezed in.

  15. 5 stars
    This sauce is delicious and have used this recipe numerous times. The only change is replacing rice vinegar with apple cider vinegar and brown sugar with honey. Also add 1to 2tbsp hoisin sauce.

  16. 5 stars
    Hands down my favorite peanut sauce ever! Added 1 extra TB lime juice, water and chili sauce. I’ll be making this every single weekend.