5 Minute Peanut Sauce! Peanut butter, brown sugar, red chili garlic sauce, rice vinegar, water, lemon, garlic, salt. They meet up for a little dance party in your food processor. You dance while they dance. And Done. Your veggies, your spring rolls, your noodly dishes, your grilled meats, and your face will thank you.
This 5 Minute Peanut Sauce was inspired by TOO many snow days and my constant craving for Thai food. Oooor maybe I just really like the peanut sauce that always comes with my Thai food take-out and I really just want to dip all my snacky vegetable foods in it. I’m not sure which. The Thai food and peanut dipping sauce cravings are a real thing lately. No, I’m not pregnant. You thought it for a brief second didn’t you. Stop it. But srsly, what’s not to love about Thai food and its peanut sauce accessory. Especially if I don’t have to cook and the magical Thai food fairies just deliver it to my front door or because I called my hubby and asked him to bring home Thai take-out…again. Can’t get enough Thai. Or the peanut sauce. I’m not pregnant.
A Snowpocalypse came to town. Did you hear about this in your neck of winter’s wonderland? In case you ain’t from here, Snowpocalypse is what our news media calls it in Portlandia when 1-3 inches of snow sprinkles on us. All the city stops when that first snowflake hits the ground and we fuurrreaak out. I’m talkin’ snow plows forgot how to snow plow, kids couldn’t get home from school until it was past their bedtime, and people abandoned their cars on the freeways only to have their car towed away leaving one to wonder how the tow truck could make it on the roads but the snow plows couldn’t. And that’s when the Thai food/peanut sauce cravings hit me like a blizzard of fury. Do I venture out with my kidlets into the great white frenzy only to abandon my car on the side of the road along with all the other snow shocked commuters to trek miles uphill both ways through the snowy foray for the precious peanut sauce? Nope, sounds too cold and I
want need the sauce now.
Can I just drink the peanut sauce? Ooooh, what about chapstick?!?! Maybe I should market a peanut sauce chapstick. Is that going overboard with the sauce? Okay, maybe. No, but really, what do you think? Would you buy a peanut sauce chapstick? Clearly not if you’re allergic to peanuts. Eek, that would be so SO bad for your lips. Sorry peanut allergy person. It’s soy free though! Where are my soy free peeps?! (fist bump) Soy free peeps I’ve got your back on this sauce because you and I know that peanut sauce always has soy in it. Why why WHY? Let’s leave it out this time mmmkay?
5 Minute Peanut Sauce with only 8 ingredients. A perfect snack option when it’s snowpocalyptic outside and you’ve already overdone it on the Christmas cookies. Push the cookies aside (just for now 😉), get out all your veggies, and have a veggie dipping peanut sauce party. Your body and mind will thank you for the veggies, your mouth will thank you for the peanut sauce, and your lips will thank you for the sauce you smeared all over them (because you’re thinking that peanut sauce chapstick might not be a bad idea after all).Print
5 Minute Peanut Sauce
A quick and easy 8-ingredient peanut sauce. Perfect with spring rolls, grilled meats, noodles, or just as a dip for veggies! Vegan & soy free.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: About 1 cup
- Combine all the ingredients in a food processor until they are blended smoothly together and you’ve reached your desired consistency (see notes).
- Dip, eat, enjoy!
I like to add the water last so I can control how thick or thin the sauce is (ie. thicker for dipping or thinner for noodle dishes).
If you prefer your sauce to be a little more spicy, add more of the red chili sauce. Prefer it to be sweeter? Add more brown sugar.
This peanut sauce can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for about a week.
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