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Easy Peanut Sauce


  • Author: Caitlin Shoemaker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: about 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This easy peanut sauce is creamy, tangy, and slightly spicy thanks to only 6 wholesome ingredients! Use it as a dip for veggies or drizzled over bowls.


Ingredients

  • ½ cup natural peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)*
  • 2 tbsp low-sodium tamari
  • ½ tbsp ginger, finely grated (about ½” knob)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • ½ tbsp maple syrup*
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar (can also sub lime juice)
  • ¼½ tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 24 tbsp filtered water

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients except for the water to a medium bowl and mix until well-incorporated
  2. Next, add 2 tbsp of filtered water to the bowl and gently mix. Continue to add water in 1 tbsp increments until your desired thickness is reached.
  3. Let sit for at least 5 minutes before serving, to allow the flavors to combine. Refrigerate leftovers in a sealed container for up to 10 days.

Notes

  • Try to use a peanut butter with only 2 ingredients: peanuts and salt. If you like some texture in your sauce like I do, I’d recommend using crunchy peanut butter (or adding in some chopped peanuts at the end!)
  • Maple syrup can be substituted with coconut sugar, or any other sweetener of your choice