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Vegan Peanut Sauce

This easy, quick vegan peanut sauce recipe is loaded with flavor and sure to impress. Perfect for dipping spring rolls, as a salad dressing or use as a stir fry sauce!
Course Sauce
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword Vegan peanut sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 177kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup natural peanut butter , unsalted (145 g)
  • ¼ cup coconut milk (60 mL)*
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce (30 mL)
  • 2 teaspoon dark soy sauce (10 mL)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (15 mL)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar (15 mL)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (15 mL)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (15 mL)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic , crushed
  • 1 teaspoon ginger , grated
  • ½ teaspoon Sambal Oelek (optional)**

Instructions

Step 1: Mix Ingredients

  • Finley mince or grate the garlic and ginger. If you have a garlic press, use that for the garlic.
    1 teaspoon garlic, 1 teaspoon ginger
  • Add all the ingredients to a small mixing bowl or jar.
    ½ cup natural peanut butter, ¼ cup coconut milk, 2 tablespoon soy sauce, 2 teaspoon dark soy sauce, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 1 teaspoon garlic, 1 teaspoon ginger, ½ teaspoon Sambal Oelek
  • Stir until the sauce is well-combined and smooth. This may take a minute or two. The sauce should be thick and creamy; perfect for dipping.
  • Add extra coconut milk to thin the sauce if using as a salad dressing or stir fry sauce (up to 1 C/ 250 mL total).

Step 2: Serve

  • You can serve the sauce right away.
  • Chilling the sauce for 10-30 minutes before serving can help the flavors meld together.

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Notes

*Up to 1 C for thinner sauce (thin out if using for stir fry).
**Use more or less to taste. Can use sriracha, dried/ crushed red chili flakes, chili oil or fresh red chilies (minced).
Accuracy of nutrition information cannot be guaranteed (certain ingredients may not have all nutrients listed in the database); amounts may vary (and will vary depending on brands of ingredients used); all nutrition fact values rounded to the nearest whole number.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving (⅙ of recipe) | Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 399mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg