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Peanut Sauce/Dip ~ Thai

While most Western versions of peanut sauce are made with peanut butter, this Thai peanut sauce recipe starts with real peanuts - and you'll taste the difference! At the same time, it's super easy and quick to make. This peanut sauce can be used for a variety of purposes, from a dip for veggies to a sauce for chicken or beef satay. Or use it to make a yummy cold noodle salad. A very easy and delicious peanut sauce recipe!


  1. 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  2. 1/3 cup water
  3. 1 clove garlic, minced
  4. 1/2 tsp. dark soy sauce
  5. 2 tsp. sesame oil
  6. 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  7. 2 Tbsp. fish sauce (If vegetarian, use vegetarian fish sauce or regular soy sauce)
  8. 1/2 tsp. tamarind paste
  9. 1 tsp. red chilli sauce (more or less to taste)
  10. squeeze of fresh lime juice (about 1 tsp.)


Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until sauce is smooth. If you prefer a runnier peanut sauce, add a little more water.
Do a taste test for salt and spice, adding more fish sauce if not salty enough, and more chilli sauce if not spicy enough.

If too salty, add another squeeze of fresh lime juice.
Serve as a dip with fresh veggies, chicken or beef sate, fresh spring rolls, or mix with noodles to create a Thai-style noodle dish or cold noodle salad. Enjoy!

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