Peanut Dipping Sauce

This is the perfect peanut sauce to serve at potlucks or barbecues. It’s spicy, creamy, and savory.

You can use this peanut sauce as a delicious veggie dip. It is easy to make and tastes great. Store-bought vegetable dips can be full of preservatives. Not this one.

Peanut Sauce: Uses and Benefits

This peanut sauce goes great with spring rolls or noodles. It’s also great to drizzle on roasted or steamed vegetables to add flavor and protein. You can also use it with mango!

Peanut Sauce Recipes

Check out Cookie and Kate’s recipes if you want a complete meal or want to eat more peanutty goodness.

  • Peanut Slaw and Soba Noodles
  • Thai Mango Cabbage Wraps With Crispy Tofu And Peanut Sauce
  • Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce over Roasted sweet potatoes and rice
  • Summer Rolls With Spicy Peanut Sauce
  • Quinoa Salad with Peanuts and Thai Crunch

Peanut Sauce Tips

You can play with the sauce.

  • Substitute the water with coconut milk to make a Thai peanut sauce more traditional. This will help to mellow out the other flavors.
  • You can add lime juice or chopped cilantro to add an extra burst to the flavor.
  • If it is too thick, thin the sauce with additional coconut milk, lime juice, or water.


  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium tamari or reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • Three tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated ginger or half a teaspoon of ground Ginger
  • One up to 2 medium garlic cloves, minced or pressed, according to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes, plus More for Sprinkling
  • Use two to four tablespoons of coconut milk or water to achieve the desired consistency.
  • Sprinkle of chopped roasted nuts and red pepper flakes as an optional garnish


  1. Mix the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl or a liquid measuring cup of 2 cups. You may need to add four tablespoons of liquid water (or even more if needed) to thin your peanut butter if it is very thick.
  2. You can adjust the sauce to your taste. For example, I sometimes want to make my sauce savory, so that I will add an extra clove of garlic. Or I may add more honey to sweeten it.
  3. Transfer the sauce to a bowl for serving as a party dip. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes and chopped peanuts.


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