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Peanut Sauce

This smooth and nutty sauce is so easy to make. It adds savory flavor to grilled chicken and meats, noodle dishes, stir-fries and grain bowls. It's even delicious as a dip for raw vegetables.
Bowl of Peanut Sauce shown with bowls of raw vegetables for dipping.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Makes: about ½ cup
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

3 Tablespoons peanut butter
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons warm water
2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup (see Notes)
1 teaspoon sesame oil
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes or hot sauce
¼ teaspoon garlic powder or 1 clove garlic, minced
⅛ teaspoon ground ginger or 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger.

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. In a small bowl or jar with a tight-fitting lid, mix or shake together all the ingredients.
  3. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons warm water to thin, if desired.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Honey is not recommended for children under 1 year old.
  • Try with Food Hero’s Mix and Match Grain Bowl.
  • Add more or less red pepper, garlic or ginger to create the flavor combination you like.

Comments

I found that adding a bit more water and thinning it out made it 'coat' the stir fry a little better. Delicious!

I love this peanut sauce! It's quick to make and goes well with stir fried veggies or as a dip for raw veggies.
I also like to use it as a salad dressing, just add extra water to thin it out.

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