A dish of 5-Minute Peanut Sauce surrounded by a rainbow of veggies.

5 Minute Peanut Sauce

  • Author: Shannon Emery
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: About 1 cup 1x


A quick and easy 8-ingredient peanut sauce that comes together in 5 minutes! Perfect with spring rolls, grilled meats, noodles, or just as a dip for veggies! Vegan & soy free.



  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (crunchy or creamy – you pick!)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons sweet red chili sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves (medium sized)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons hot water


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor until they are blended smoothly together and you’ve reached your desired consistency (see notes).
  2. Dip, eat, enjoy!


  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. This peanut sauce can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for about a week.
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Asian
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