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Peanut Sauce | Cooking Component


This sauce is a kind of “you might purchase it from a bottle however don’t. Just don’t.” recipes. Peanut sauce has roots in lots of distinction cuisines however most of the time, I see it served with generic spring rolls at eating places. This is a tweaked model I’ve been making for years and it’s out of substances I at all times have readily available. My model is a westernized Thai peanut satay sauce (that means I begin with peanut butter, not complete peanuts as I not often have peanuts readily available). However, it’s quick, flavorful, and a superb companion to grains and produce. Best of all- it’s extremely adaptable.

Peanut Sauce | Cooking Component

Peanut Sauce | Cooking Component | Naturally Ella

An ideal, vegan and gluten-free sauce that works nicely with a myriad of noodles, grains, and greens.


  • three tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon recent minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon brown rice syrup or honey
  • 1/four to half of teaspoon sambal oelek or chili flakes
  • 1/four to half of cup water


  • Combine all substances for the sauce, by way of the purple pepper flakes. Stir till nicely mixed and add simply sufficient water to skinny the sauce all the way down to a clean and sauce-like consistency.
  • Store in an hermetic container within the fridge for just a few days.


Recipe Notes

Tips & Tricks: Make forward of time and use all through the week for a number of meals. This recipe additionally doubles nicely! 

Stock up: get the pantry substances you have to: peanut butter, soy sauce, garlic

Peanut Sauce


Nut Butters: Allergic or don’t like peanuts? No drawback! This sauce is beautiful with almond butter, tahini, and sunflower seed butter. Mix it up and use no matter you have got readily available.

Spice Level: I like dropping the chili flakes and utilizing sriracha or sambal oelek to boost the sauce to swimsuit my style. If I’m making the bowl for myself, I make it fairly spicy.

Herb-based: Add a wholesome handful of recent herbs. Cilantro, basil and mint are often my go-to herbs so as to add.

How to make use of the Peanut Sauce

Noodle Bowls: Cook udon, rice, or soba noodles along with your favourite greens then drizzle this peanut sauce on prime.

Grain Bowls: Roasted broccoli, candy potatoes, or cauliflower and toss with rice and this peanut sauce. Other grains and greens work too.

Roasted Vegetables: Simple roast your favourite greens with a little bit of peanut oil and salt then drizzle this sauce on prime earlier than serving.

Savory Porridges: Make a savory breakfast porridge utilizing metal minimize oats or cracked spelt then add some garlicky greens, a fried egg, and a drizzle of this sauce.

Soups: Make a vegetable-based soup (like butternut squash) and swirl this sauce in on the finish.

Fritters: A crisp fritter, like these carrot ones, are the right dipping companion for the sauce.

Spring Rolls: Quite typical, use this sauce as a go-to dipping sauce for spring rolls full of cabbage, peppers, scallions, and carrots.

Recipes that use Peanut Sauce

Spicy Peanut Sauce with Brown Rice Noodles and Veg | @naturallyella
Spinach Soba Bowl with Peanut Sauce

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