Easy To Make (and eat) Peanut Sauce.

30 Apr

As a teenager, I spent most of my free time hanging around Harvard Square in Cambridge. You could find me either sitting in “the Pit” with friends or browsing about the stores at The Garage for music, apparel and random accessories to add to my wardrobe.

You could also find me at the Thai restaurant around the corner. I don’t remember the name of it (but they definitely knew me and my friends’ names). It has long since closed. But I know that is where my love of peanut sauce began. And my taste buds will forever be thankful.

I will admit to putting peanut sauce on anything that is edible. Pasta. Cheese (with or without crackers). Vegetables. Chicken. Hamburgers. Rice. It really does work with (almost) anything. Even on ice cream? I’ve never tried, but I can totally see it working out for you.

I have always maintained having a bottle in my pantry at all times ever since I can remember buying my own food. I’ll even admit to stocking up on several bottles of the stuff when I found it on sale ridiculously cheap at a bargain outlet store AND I had a coupon for them.

A few years ago, I was making a rice noodle dish and made peanut sauce from scratch. Life got a whole lot more awesome. It is incredibly simple to make. And you want to modify it to suit your needs? Go right ahead…you’re in control!


  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 T rice vinegar
  • 2 T dark brown sugar
  • 1 lime
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 whole scallion, cut
  • 1-inch of fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 1/8 cup of water

To make:

Combine all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Put in a resealable container, such as a mason jar. Put it on whatever you’d like. I put some over whole wheat linguine for lunch and topped it with some chopped peanuts.


11 Responses to “Easy To Make (and eat) Peanut Sauce.”

  1. Donna April 30, 2012 at 15:42 #

    This sounds like a great recipe- simple but full of great flavor.

    • matthew April 30, 2012 at 16:46 #

      It’s delicious! I contemplated putting in a bit of lemongrass too, but I couldn’t find any at the market today. Maybe next time! Thanks for reading…

  2. frugalfeeding April 30, 2012 at 16:36 #

    Awesome photo and a really great recipe – it’s such a nice idea!

    • matthew April 30, 2012 at 16:47 #

      Thanks! I’m going to put it on everything in my kitchen.

  3. Joe(y) April 30, 2012 at 17:27 #

    Uhm, I think I’ve totally witnessed you putting peanut sauce on ice cream before… you are addicted!!!

  4. Michelle April 30, 2012 at 19:30 #

    You’re so right—hard to think of anything that peanut sauce doesn’t go with! Love the photos.

    • matthew May 8, 2012 at 14:16 #

      Thanks for reading! I’m glad you enjoy it. Hope you try the recipe and put it all over good things!

  5. violetsandcardamom May 8, 2012 at 12:45 #

    I love peanut sauce! I have never made it myself though. You have definitely inspired me to!

    • matthew May 8, 2012 at 14:17 #

      It’s insanely easy and without all the oil and not-so-good-for-you ingredients! Good luck!

  6. maker May 23, 2012 at 11:54 #

    thank you for this recipe! the first & only time i made peanut sauce, i hated the result. this sounds yummy!


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