This easy Peanut Sauce is perfect for spring rolls. It also works well as a dressing on a salad or in a Thai noodle dish.
One of my favorite sauces is Peanut Sauce. I could practically drink the stuff, it is so good. I have made a few variations of it, but this one is the original, and the one that I know by heart.
This gluten-free vegan peanut sauce is sweet, savory, and spicy. It's the perfect sauce to dip your favorite spring rolls in or drench some rice noodles in.
If you don't add water, it can be used as a spread.
❤️ Why You'll Love It
- It is made in minutes.
- It is really versatile.
- It is sweet, savory, and spicy.
This is an overview of the ingredients. To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Peanut butter: I used all-natural peanut butter, You could also use shelf-stable peanut butter.
- Sweet red chili sauce: I love the sweet and spicy flavor of sweet red chile sauce. You could also red curry paste and maple syrup like I did in my Tofu Spring Rolls or use ginger, garlic, and coconut milk like I used in my Vegan Thai Salad.
- Sriracha sauce: Adds a spicy flavor. Leave it out if you don't want the spice.
- Tamari: I like to use low-sodium gluten-free tamari so that I can control the amount of sodium. You could also use soy sauce.
- Lime juice: Brown rice or rice vinegar would also work.
- Water: Thins the sauce.
📖 Variations / Additions
- Red curry paste
- Coconut milk
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Step 1: To a bowl add peanut butter, sweet chili sauce, sriracha sauce, gluten-free tamari, lime juice, and water.
Step 2: Mix until smooth and creamy.
- If you want to use this as a spread, add less water, as I did in my Vegan Thai Wraps with Peanut Sauce.
- Experiment with the amounts! I've made this so many times that I eyeball it, so it comes out slightly different each time. Sometimes I add mirin or use both lime juice and brown rice vinegar.
- Add some minced ginger for a little kick.
👩🏻🍳 Recipe FAQs
This peanut sauce will last about 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
Peanut sauce pairs well with spring rolls, and noodles, drizzled on tofu or veggies, and used in a wrap.
This peanut sauce is gluten-free. It has all gluten-free ingredients including gluten-free tamari.
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- Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Add the amount of water listed, or as desired.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.