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Best Peanut Sauce Recipe

Not only is this recipe fast, easy to make, and loaded with protein, but it is THE BEST all purpose peanut sauce, even better than most Thai restaurants! It uses easy to find ingredients, is naturally vegan and dairy free and can be tweaked to be gluten free or even paleo. And the best part - it can be ready in 10 minutes with minimal dishes to clean!
Course Sauces and Condiments
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 124kcal


  • 1 cup lite coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. minced ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Thai red curry paste (if you don't want it spicy, only add 1/2 Tbsp.)
  • 1/2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp. soy sauce (or tamari if gluten free)
  • 1/2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan over medium-low heat and bring to a low simmer. 
  • Simmer while whisking or stirring continuously for approximately 5 minutes. During this time, add water if sauce is too thick (normally about ¼ cup depending on actual cooking time and consistency). 
  • Remove from heat and serve. 


*Peanut sauce will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to five days. When reheating, add water to thin out if needed. 


Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 93mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.3mg