This easy homemade peanut sauce came to fruition after I was trying to make a tahini sauce only to discover that, tragically, we had ran out of tahini.
I was in my pajamas, hadn’t taken a shower in two days, my baby was asleep in his crib, and there was NO way I was leaving the house to pick up some tahini. I thought about ordering some online from Whole Foods and having an Instacart delivery person bring it directly to my doorstep… but that sounded time-consuming and complicated.
Instead, I said “Screw the tahini!” and opted for a peanut sauce. (PS: I still love you, tahini.)
If you know anything about me, it’s that I ALWAYS have some sort of nut butter in the house. (See No-Bake Peanut Butter Fudge and Chewy Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie recipes for other ways that I use peanut butter on a weekly basis.)
Luckily, I also had all of the other ingredients on-hand too… so the stars aligned and this peanut sauce came to life! Drizzle this on your roasted veggies, use as a dip for spring rolls, or pour into your next soba noodle dish for a tasty treat.
Easy Homemade Peanut Sauce
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 16 tbsp.
- 1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 c. warm water
- 1 tbsp. soy sauce or tamari
- 1 tbsp. ground ginger
- 1 tsp. brown sugar
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 1 tsp. rice vinegar
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.