Peanut butter is probably the most beloved item in our pantry. On toast in the morning, by the spoonful in the afternoon, or mixed into our favorite baked good for a sweet treat, there’s no form we don’t love it in. But one of our all-time favorite ways to use peanut butter is this sauce.
With just 6 simple ingredients, it comes together in minutes and takes a meal from basic to lip-smacking good! Use it as a salad dressing, dipping sauce for meats, or pour some into your next stir fry. The possibilities are endless with this delicious and easy peanut sauce.
To make this sauce, you will need peanut butter, water, soy sauce, rice vinegar, maple syrup or honey, and sesame oil. Simply mix all of the ingredients together until smooth and creamy. Using warm water will help the mixture come together easier! Feel free to adjust the ingredients to your taste, adding a bit more syrup or honey for sweetness or more vinegar for a stronger kick.
For those looking for spice, we recommend adding cayenne pepper or a few squirts of sriracha sauce. We often try to keep our sauce mild so it’s kid-friendly and then spice up our individual dishes. We’ll leave that part up to you!
A great thing about this sauce is that it can be made ahead of time. One less thing to worry about meal time! Store it in an airtight jar or container for up to a week in the refrigerator and just give it a good shake before using to combat any separation. Whether you’re indulging in a stirfry full of noodles, or just want to spice up your daily salad, this rich and creamy peanut sauce is sure to leave your taste buds happy. Give it a try and let us know what you think!
Easy Peanut Sauce
5m prep time
1 cook time
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ⅓ cup warm water
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- salt to taste
- In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients together with a whisk until smooth. The warmer the water the easier the peanut butter will mix in.
- Use immediately or store in an airtight jar for future use. Shake before using.
Recipe adapted from healthynibblesandbits.com