Easy Peanut Sauce with Five Ingredients Recipe

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  • 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 - 6
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This recipes only using five ingredients, this quick and easy peanut sauce recipe is a great choice for nights when you don't’ have time to chop fresh herbs or crush peanuts.

You can adjust the amount of the sugar in this recipes if the peanut butter you choose is quite sweet. You can use smooth peanut butter or crunchy peanut butter, it’s up to you.

If you want to make a large quantity of this peanut sauce then you can add all the ingredients into a juicer or smoothie machine and process for 1 minute then store it in a dry and clean container.

You can add some chili oil or Sichuan pepper oil if you like spicy food. Chopped garlic and chili would go with this sauce as well.

You can use this sauce for dipping sauce for many Chinese appetizers or you can mix this sauce with boiled noodles. You can also use less water, leave it out the rice vinegar and add ¼ to ½ teaspoon of the salt in this recipe and use this sauce as marinade for chicken breast or thigh fillet and roast it. But I will recommend you to marinade it over night for the best result. Beside these different way to use this easy peanut sauce, you can also use this sauce as salad dressing.

If you have peanut allergy but you want to try this sauce then you can use white sesame paste instead of the peanut butter. 

More Peanut Sauce Recipes:

 - with fresh cilantro and mint leaves

Peanut Sauce - with red curry paste and coconut milk

Chinese Noodles in Peanut Sauce


Edited by Liv Wan

What You'll Need

  • Ingredients:
  • 5 tablespoon good quality peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoon warm water
  • 2 ½ tablespoon Chinese rice vinegar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons light soy sauce
  • ½ tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 3 teaspoons white granulated sugar 

How to Make It



Whisk together all the ingredients in a bowl. Store in a sealed container in the refridgerator until ready to use.



For the best results, refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow the flavours to blend. Before serving thin the sauce with a bit more warm water if needed. Use the peanut sauce within 3-4 days and store it in the refridgeator.