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Delicious Peanut Sauce Recipe

This delicious and simple peanut sauce is super versatile! Use it as a marinade, dressing, dipping sauce, or even a stir-fry sauce. Perfect for summer rolls which are a great, light meal option all year round!

Delicious Peanut Sauce Recipe

If you've never made a peanut butter dipping sauce, then you're in for a treat. This simple sauce is quick to pull together and the flavor profile is surprising and wonderful. There is something about the way the sweet, salty, and sour flavors combine with the freshness of the ginger that is just so so good!

A word about ginger

Many online recipes will say that you can use dried ground ginger instead of fresh ginger for this recipe. The truth is, you really can't! You'll probably still end up with a tasty sauce, but fresh ginger has a freshness and bite that dried ginger just doesn't have. Make the effort to get the real thing, you won't be disappointed.

The basic recipe

There are so many recipes to choose from when it comes to making the perfect peanut dipping sauce! This basic recipe requires no cooking and uses only simple ingredients. Feel free to tweak and change it as you wish!

Simply mix together all the ingredients. You can mix by hand, use a mixer, or throw everything in a jar and shake (hard) until it's all combined.

  • 1/3 cup peanut butter (no sugar added)
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated ginger (add more if you like ginger)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or honey or sugar or any other sweetener that you prefer)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar (or another vinegar that you like)
  • 2 tablespoons hot water (more if you like it thinner)

Top tip: If you’re mixing by hand, use a fork instead of a spoon. It can be hard to get the peanut butter to mix smoothly with the other ingredients.

How do I up the heat?

If you'd like a little spice in your sauce, add chili flakes or some sriracha sauce. Don't have any on hand? Fresh, finely chopped chilies will make a great substitute.

What can I use this sauce for?

This is the perfect peanut sauce for summer rolls. The texture is just right for dipping! Looking for other things to dip in? Try your favorite raw veggies, chicken satay, or even toasted pita pieces. 

Use a little oil to thin the sauce and turn it into a delicious salad dressing, cook-in sauce, or marinade. Why not try it next time you make a stir-fry? It is so quick and easy to make which means you don't need to pay extra for a ready-made sauce!

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