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Scooping some peanut sauce out of a glass cup

Peanut Sauce Recipe

  • Author: Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This easy peanut sauce recipe is the best one you will ever try! Made with creamy peanut butter, tangy orange juice, and aromatic fresh ginger, this Thai peanut butter sauce s simply fantastic! Serve this vegan and gluten-free peanut sauce over noodles, veggies salads, or use it for dipping or as a salad dressing. The possibilities are endless with this flavorful sauce


  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • ⅔ cup all-natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp tamari, or soy sauce if not gluten-free
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)


  1. Place all the ingredients in a large blender. 
  2. Blend until smooth. 
  3. Scrape the sides of the blender and stir, making sure it is completely mixed. 
  4. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it. It has the best taste when it is fresh - use it within 3-5 days. 


  • The peanut sauce will thicken in the fridge, just add a little water or orange juice to thin it out
  • Use creamy peanut butter. The crunchy peanut butter just doesn't puree the same.
  • If you don't have lemons, you can use limes, instead.
  • Store leftover peanut sauce in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Keep it in an airtight container - I like to use a mason jar with a tight lid because it doesn't leak.
  • For a little extra flavor, add some minced garlic.
  • Swap the peanut butter for any other type of all-natural, creamy nut butter. Some of our favorites are almond butter and cashew butter
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Thai


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 102
  • Sugar: 4.3
  • Sodium: 170
  • Fat: 7.4
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.8
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 6.9
  • Fiber: .8
  • Protein: 3.6
  • Cholesterol: 0

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