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This Thai peanut sauce recipe is creamy, smooth, satisfying, a little spicy and also so easy to make! In addition, it's vegan, gluten-free, healthy, customizable and it only takes 5 minutes to make!
So, I always thought it would be so hard to make the peanut dip. This is not an authentic Thai recipe but it really is very delicious and comes together so quick just like my almond butter sauce!
Before we jump into the recipe, let's talk about how you can customize it and learn some tips.
What is Thai peanut sauce made of
So, there are different ways to make this peanut dip and some of them use fish sauce or coconut milk. In this recipe, I will skip the coconut and also I won't be using fish sauce to keep it vegan.
How do you make Thai peanut sauce recipe from scratch
Creamy Peanut butter
It is shocking how easy is to make this homemade recipe because you don't even need to cook it! So, you will need some creamy peanut butter to make this easy dip.
I usually get mine at Costco or I just get this one but I make sure it doesn't contain unnecessary ingredients like oil. The ingredient list should only have peanuts or maybe salt but that's it!
Coconut aminos (Sub for tamari or soy sauce)
I love using coconut aminos because I find it's less salty and tastes better. You can also sub for tamari or soy sauce but keep in mind it will be saltier!
Freshly squeezed lime juice give this sauce a tangy flavor but you can sub for lemon juice. I don't recommend using a bottle version because I don't think it tastes fresh.
For a little bit of sweetness, maple syrup works well but you can sub for your favorite sweetener.
I love anything that has garlic but I would be cautious adding too much here. I only added 1 clove because we won't cook this recipe, raw garlic can be overpowering.
Sriracha or chili garlic sauce (optional)
To give this dip a little kick, you can also add a little bit of sriracha or chili garlic sauce. If you don't like spicy, you can omit or add some chili flakes.
Fresh ginger gives this recipe a very unique taste so I don't recommend skipping it if you have it. You can use ginger powder instead but I think fresh ginger works better.
How to make Thai peanut dip recipe
All you have to do is add all the ingredients to a food processor or a blender and then blend until very smooth and creamy. You can also whisk all the ingredients together but make sure you really mince the garlic and ginger so it's smooth.
What do you use peanut sauce for
So, you can use this recipe for dipping vegetables or spring rolls. You can also marinade tofu, tempeh or drizzle it on steamed or roasted vegetables. But my favorite is using it over noodles to make Thai noodles with peanut sauce!
Tips & Variations
- You can add coconut milk instead of water for a richer flavor.
- If the recipe is too thick, add more water.
- If the dip is a thinner consistency than you like, you can also add more peanut butter to thicken.
- Garnish with cilantro or red pepper flakes.
- Always adjust to taste!
How long does homemade peanut sauce last
You can store this dip in the fridge, covered, for up to 1 week. You may need to add a little bit of water if the consistency got very thick.
This homemade recipe comes together in 5 minutes and it is very easy and versatile. It is also :
- Ultra Creamy
- Also so delicious!
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This Thai peanut sauce recipe is creamy, smooth, satisfying, a little spicy and also so easy to make! It's vegan, gluten-free, healthy, customizable and takes 5 minutes to make!
If subbing coconut aminos for soy sauce or tamari, keep in mind the sauce may be saltier. Adjust as needed.
Add coconut milk instead of water for a richer flavor.
For thinner sauce, add more water.
For thicker sauce, add more peanut butter.
Always adjust to taste!
- Serving Size: 4
- Calories: 178
- Sugar: 4.5g
- Sodium: 244.9mg
- Fat: 11.1g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 10.5g
- Fiber: 1.1g
- Protein: 4.9g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
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