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

5 Minute Peanut Sauce

  • Author: Shannon Emery
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • 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 medium-sized garlic cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher 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!


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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 spicier, 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.

  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Keywords: peanut sauce recipe, gluten-free recipes, sauce recipes

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