The Best Peanut Sauce

The Best Homemade Peanut Sauce Recipe
Creamy coconut milk and tangy lime make household peanut butter shine!

I am fully convinced that this homemade peanut sauce recipe is THEE absolute best. And if I’ve found a better one in the future, I’ll be sure to let you know! A little salty, a little sweet, a little spicy, a little tangy… this little number is the whole package. Admittedly, yes, there are a lot of ingredients– but the finished product is worth it!


The Best Homemade Peanut Sauce Recipe

The Best Peanut Sauce Recipe

Peanut Sauce


  • 1 inch piece ginger, peeled and trimmed of dry spots
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ cup unsalted peanut butter (if using salted peanut butter, reduce soy sauce to 1 ½ tsp)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 3 ½ tsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 6 tbsp full fat coconut milk


  • In a food processor, process the ginger and garlic until finely chopped. Add all remaining ingredients and blend, adding more coconut milk if needed. If you’d like a thinner sauce, (perhaps to use as a dressing), add 1-2 tsp of water at a time until the desired consistency is reached. You may also use reduced fat coconut milk for a thinner sauce!
  • Use right away, or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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The Best Homemade Peanut Sauce Recipe

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What will you put this peanut sauce on? I love it for dipping summer rolls and baked on chicken!

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