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Goes-With-Everything Peanut Sauce

picture of peanuts in a bowl


Maybe it’s due to my love of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, or maybe it’s because I crave peanut butter on a daily basis – for whatever reason, peanut sauce is a common ingredient in my cooking. It’s become a favorite salad dressing of mine and is perfect for tofu and a dipping sauce for spring rolls. It tastes fantastic cold or warm, and is easy to whip up in a matter of seconds.

I used to buy pre-made bottled peanut sauces and vinaigrette, but it’s so easy and inexpensive to make at home! The great thing about this sauce is you can make it with ingredients you probably already have on hand – I didn’t have a fresh lime so I used bottled lime juice instead. Try playing around with different ingredients to create a sauce you love!

peanut sauce drizzled over a bed of greens and baked tofu

shelled peanuts in a bowl

Peanut Sauce

Versatile and tasty, this peanut sauce will become a staple in your homemade sauce rotation. Adjust ingredients to suit your particular taste and consistency preferences.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Cuisine Sauce
Servings 10 servings


  • 1/2 cup peanut butter natural, no sugar added
  • 2 tbsp lime juice fresh or bottled
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp tamari or soy sauce low sodium
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp water adjust as needed


  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.


Nutrition in 1 serving (2 tbsp):
Calories: 86    Protein: 3 g     Fat: 7 g      Carbohydrate: 3 g       Fiber: 1 g

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