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This homemade vegan almond butter sauce recipe is so easy to make and also perfect for vegan noodle bowl or vegan lettuce wraps! In addition, this Asian inspired sauce is gluten free, customizable, and quick to make!
You can easily change the consistency and drizzle over vegetables or salads, marinate tofu, add to stir fry, or make it thicker and use it as a dipping sauce. If you are a fan of Asian inspired sauce, you can also try my Thai peanut sauce or vegan teriyaki sauce.
Before we jump into the recipe, let's talk about how you can customize it and learn some tips.
How to make almond butter sauce
Creamy Almond Butter
The star of the show! Make sure that you are using good quality and runny almond butter because it will make a difference in taste and consistency.
Tamari and Toasted Sesame Oil
To add some Asian flavors, we will be adding tamari but you can sub for low sodium soy sauce if you are not gluten free. Toasted sesame oil gives so much flavor to this dip that I don't recommend omitting it.
Garlic and Ginger
I only used 1 clove because raw garlic can be overpowering but you can add more if you like. We'll also add some fresh ginger for extra flavor.
Lemon Juice and Maple syrup
Freshly squeezed lemon juice gives this sauce a tangy flavor but you can use lime juice instead. To balance out the flavors and also add sweetness, maple syrup works great.
Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
If you like this almond butter sauce spicy, you can add red pepper flakes.
How to make it
- All you have to do is to add all the ingredients to a bowl and then mix it well until very smooth. But always adjust to taste and make the adjustment if needed!
- If you are having a hard time mixing the ingredients really well, you can also use a food processor to blend everything.
- If you are using this as a dipping sauce, simply omit or add the water 1 tablespoon at a time until you have the consistency you are looking for.
- If the consistency is too thin, you can add more almond butter to thicken.
- For dipping sauce, don't add water or add it very slowly for the consistency you are looking for.
- If the almond butter is not runny and the ingredients are not mixing well then use a food processor to blend.
- Always adjust to taste, you can also add more tamari for more salt, maple syrup for sweetness, or lemon juice for tanginess.
- Pour over a vegan noodle bowl, use it as a salad dressing, or drizzle over veggies
- Make vegan lettuce wraps
- You can also use it as a marinade for tofu
- Add it to stir fry
- Use it as a dip for spring rolls
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, instead of tamari, you can add coconut aminos.
Toasted sesame oil give so much flavor but you can omit it, keep in mind, it may not be as flavorful.
Yes, you can use creamy peanut butter but it will change the taste.
How to store almond butter sauce
You can store it in the fridge, covered, for up to 3 to 4 days. If it gets thicker, you can also add a little water to thin it out.
This homemade almond butter sauce comes together in 5 minutes and it is very easy. It is also:
- Gluten free
- Perfect for many plant based Asian dishes
- Also so delicious!
More plant based sauces & dips to try
So, did you make this? I’d love for you to leave a comment and rate the recipe. You can also share your photo of the recipe on Pinterest and tag me on Instagram using @avocadocentric or #avocadocentric! xo, SelinPrint
This vegan almond butter sauce recipe is so easy to make and perfect for a vegan noodle bowl or for veggies! This Asian inspired sauce is gluten free, customizable, and quick to make!
- ⅓ cup creamy almond butter
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoon tamari (sub for low sodium soy sauce if not gluten free)
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 clove garlic (minced)
- ½ teaspoon fresh ginger (minced)
- 3 tablespoon water (adjust to desired consistency)
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
- Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix it well until very smooth. Always adjust to taste and make the adjustment if needed.
- If you are having a hard time mixing the ingredients really well, use a food processor to blend everything.
- For dipping sauce, simply omit or add the water 1 tablespoon at a time until you have the consistency you are looking for.
If the consistency is too thin, add more almond butter to thicken.
Always adjust to taste, you can add more tamari for more salt, maple syrup for sweetness or lemon juice for tanginess.
- Serving Size: 4
- Calories: 192
- Sugar: 7.3g
- Sodium: 421.1mg
- Fat: 15g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 11.9g
- Fiber: 2.3g
- Protein: 5.2g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: asian almond butter sauce, almond butter dipping sauce, almond butter sauce for veggies