Easy Peanut Sauce

Easy Peanut Sauce

Easy Peanut Sauce

Calling all peanut lovers! This easy, zippy peanut sauce from Bon Appétit is full of flavour and an absolutely delicious addition to many savoury dishes on your dinner table.

This sauce is so easy you don’t even need an appliance. Just a quick whisk by hand – that’s it!

You will need a rasp or fine grater for the ginger and garlic, but of course you could always mince them by hand. After adding and mixing all the ingredients, taste to see how you like it.

Adding more of what you like to get the taste you want – is the joy of making your own! Not have added preservatives from using store-bought… is just another bonus.

Easy Peanut Sauce with Vegetable Spring Rolls

Delicious served with so glad it’s spring rolls as in the photo above, or anywhere you need a piquant, savoury dip. Make extra. You’re going to fall in love with it, and use it on everything~


Peanut Sauce

Peanut butter has a place on the dinner table. This recipe makes enough for two or three different meals, and keeps well in the fridge. To keep it gluten free, double check the labels on the soy and tamari sauces.
Course Condiment
Cuisine Asian, gluten free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup


  • 1 1-inch piece ginger peeled
  • 1 small garlic clove peeled
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free soy sauce or gluten free tamari
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon (packed) light brown sugar
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes (to your taste)
  • 1/3 cup water


by machine:

  1. With motor running, drop ginger and garlic clove into a blender, or small food processor, and blitz until finely chopped. Add peanut butter, soy/tamari sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, and 1/3 cup water and blend, adding more water by tablespoonfuls if needed to thin, until smooth.
  2. Taste and adjust for seasoning: more lime, sugar, soy, etc.

by hand:

  1. Use a fine rasp or grater for the ginger & garlic, and warm water for mixing. It’ll look curdled at first, but will become smooth on whisking.

Recipe Notes

*Note: a great make ahead, peanut sauce can be made 3 days ahead. Transfer to a small bowl, cover, and chill. Bring to room temperature before using.