Easy Peanut Sauce

Easy Peanut Sauce

I have been thinking constantly about making a peanut sauce for the past 3 days. I wanted a peanut sauce that was light, salty, spicy, with a slight tang and sweetness. And not to toot my own horn (TOOT TOOOOOOT) I hit the nail directly on the head. I am so in love with this luscious sauce!

I think this would go perfectly with a tofu/ tempeh bowl, comprised of some rice noodles (or any light noodle) with crunchy veggies. It would also serve perfectly as a dipping sauce for some fresh spring rolls! The possibilities are endless!

When thinking up this recipe, I knew I wanted to keep it pretty light and simple. So I lightened it up a bit by using some powdered peanut butter (this is the kind I use HERE). I like to use it whenever possible to save on the heaviness that nut butters can sometimes contribute to a dip/ sauce in a dish. But if you like your sauces thiccc, then go ahead and use more traditional peanut butter (spread). It’s all up to you.

I hope you guys enjoy this peanut sauce and report back when you’ve tried it!! Be sure to check out the recipe notes for some tips!

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Quick and easy peanut sauce great for dipping or coating noodles!


2 tbsp powdered peanut butter

1 tbsp peanut butter ( traditional spread)

2 tbsp lite soy sauce

1 tbsp vinegar

1 tbsp maple syrup

2 tbsp water

1/2 tbsp sriracha (or more if you like it spicy)

1/8 tsp ground ginger

black pepper (to taste)


  1. if you want a thicker sauce only use 1 tbsp of water and then add accordingly
  2. if you don’t have powdered peanut butter, sub 1 tbsp of regular PB + 1 tbsp of water for the 2 tbsp of powdered peanut butter


Put all of your ingredients in a bowl and mix until you achieve a smooth sauce consistency. If you want a thicker sauce start with only 1 tbsp of water and then go from there.

If yo have the time, let the sauce sit in the fridge for about 1 hour so the flavors can marry and meld together.


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