This scrumptious Peanut Sauce is great to drizzle and dip on everything from salads to noodles! Comes together in 5 minutes with delicious peanut, garlic, and ginger flavors in every bite.
This flavor-packed Peanut Sauce recipe is an absolute treat to drizzle on salad, like this tasty Asian Chicken Salad, dip raw veggies in it, drizzle on noodles, dress up a chicken breast, and so much more! You’ll want to lick the serving spoon, most definitely. It comes together in a snap with no cooking involved and even stores well in the fridge as a make-ahead sauce too. Because once you taste it, you are going to want it often.
It is creamy and fresh, with such delicious flavors, so it is everything you’d ever want in a peanut sauce. And it could not be any easier to make!
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How to Make Peanut Sauce
This Peanut Sauce recipe does not require any cooking, and the blender or food processor does all of the work, resulting in an incredible sauce you can use in any number of dishes in seconds.
Here’s how to make it.
Be sure to see the recipe card below for the full listing of ingredients, instructions, notes, and estimated nutritional information.
- peanut butter – Use creamy peanut butter
- soy sauce – You can use coconut aminos instead if you wish.
- lime juice
- Worcestershire sauce
- ginger – I use ground ginger most often so that it stays fresh when stored in the refrigerator, but you use a small knob if you choose to use fresh ginger.
- garlic – I mostly use garlic powder, so the sauce lasts longer in the refrigerator when made ahead. If you want to use fresh garlic, you will use one clove.
- red pepper flakes – Use just a pinch of this for a bit of spicy heat.
- peanuts – Optional – Stir in some rough-chopped peanuts to the final sauce if you want.
Begin blending ingredients. Add the peanut butter, soy sauce (or coconut aminos), Worcestershire sauce, lime juice, honey, red pepper flakes, ginger, and garlic to the container of my blender or food processor.
Slowly add water. Keep the motor of the food processor running, slowly pour water through the chute, and blend until the sauce reaches the desired consistency.
Add peanuts (optional) – Stir in rough chopped dry roasted peanuts if you wish.
To store – Place peanut sauce in a container with an airtight lid and keep it in the refrigerator for up to one week.
To freeze – Place sauce in a freezer-safe container with an airtight lid and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and give it a stir prior to serving.
You can adjust the consistency of the peanut sauce with how much water you blend into the other ingredients. More water equals thinner sauce.
Frequently Asked Questions
Peanut sauce is the same as satay sauce.
It’s delicious as a salad dressing and drizzled on top of noodles. Dip spring rolls and raw veggies in it, and use it atop proteins like chicken and beef.
More Favorite Sauce Recipes
Here’s my super easy Peanut Sauce recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!
Easy Peanut Sauce Recipe
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce or coconut aminos
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- pinch red pepper flakes
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup roughly chopped peanuts, optional
- Add peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, honey, Worcestershire sauce, ginger, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes to the blender or food processor. With the motor running, slowly pour water through the chute until the mixture is creamy and reaches the desired consistency. More water will make the peanut sauce thinner and less will make it thicker.
- Remove from container and stir in chopped peanuts, if using.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to a week.
Storage TipsTo store – Place peanut sauce in a container with an airtight lid and keep it in the refrigerator for up to one week. To freeze – Place sauce in a freezer-safe container with an airtight lid and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and give it a stir prior to serving.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.