Learn how to make peanut sauce, then experiment with the seasonings to make it as mild or as spicy as you like. Follow these simple directions to make your own homemade peanut sauce.
There are many peanut sauce recipes on the Internet and they're all a little different. After experimenting several times, this recipe made with coconut milk is the one I like best. Today I'm here to explain how to make peanut sauce and why you should!
Why learn how to make peanut sauce?
So you can
- avoid additives
- adjust the ingredients to suit your tastes
- save money
Homemade Peanut Sauce is great to have on hand so you can make:
I've used homemade peanut sauce in a few recipes here on the blog, but after having an incredible peanut sauce in a Thai restaurant on our recent vacation, I played with my recipe a little to make it lighter and creamier. This recipe is the result, and I've nailed it!
This recipe for how to make peanut sauce from scratch uses natural creamy peanut butter. It will not taste the same if you use peanut butter with sugar added. Use canned, full-fat coconut milk to get that sought-after creamy texture. Adjust the seasonings to suit your family's tastes. This version is quite mild, so you could increase the amount of ginger and sweet chili sauce if you want a spicier result.
Making Homemade Peanut Sauce is easy!
Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth and creamy.
This recipe makes 1 1/2 cups of peanut sauce. I store it in 1/2 cup Mason jars in the fridge or freezer so they're ready to use when I want to make my Easiest Chicken Satay Salad or my Simple Singapore Chicken Satay, my favourite Thai Noodle Salad or as a tasty dip for fresh veggies.
How to Make Peanut Sauce
- 1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
- 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
- 2 tbsp coconut aminos (for paleo diet) or tamari soy sauce
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 clove garlic,
- 1/4 inch knob of fresh ginger (or more)
- 1 tbsp sweet chili sauce (or more)
- 1 tsp lime juice
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until very smooth and creamy. Store in small glass jars in the refrigerator or freezer. Makes 1.5 cups.
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