Here’s a recipe for our favorite Peanut Sauce! It is the perfect dipping sauce for Spring Rolls, or makes a great dressing for Thai Noodle Salad, or Buddha Bowls. Its secret ingredient will have you craving it and coming back for more! Simple, healthy, vegan! 

Here's a recipe for our favorite Peanut Sauce! It is the perfect dipping sauce for Spring Rolls, or makes a great dressing for Thai Noodle Salad, or Buddha Bowls. Its secret ingredient will have you craving it and coming back for more! Simple, healthy, vegan!

If you’ve been here a while, you’re probably already familiar with this Peanut Sauce from our Thai Noodle Salad Recipe. Lately, we’ve been dipping our vegan Spring Rolls in it and using it on so many things- and boy, does it satisfy!

Why you’ll love this Peanut Sauce Recipe!

  • It’s light, healthy and not cloyingly sweet. You’ll want to drink it, literally!
  • It only takes 5 minutes to make!
  • It’s not overly thick, coating salads and veggies well but not drowning them.
  • It is pleasingly balanced, hitting all the right notes on the palate.
  • The addition of fresh-squeezed orange juice brings this recipe to life, and its the secret ingredient that elevates it and has us all craving more.

Now, if you want a thicker style, Satay Sauce, I really like Suwannee’s 5-minute Satay Sauce. 

ingredients in peanut sauce

Peanut Sauce Ingredients:

How to make Peanut Sauce:

Peanut Sauce is speedy and easy to make. Simply add the ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth!  Adjust salt and heat levels to your liking!

blended peanut sauce in a blender

How to store Peanut Sauce:

Peanut Sauce can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days, in a sealed glass jar. It can also be frozen for up to 6 months!

Ways to Use Peanut Sauce:

You’ll find so many ways to serve up peanut sauce once you give this a try, but here are some of my go-to recipes that are delicious with peanut sauce:

 Thai Burrito with Peanut Sauce

More Recipes you may enjoy! 

This recipe for Thai Peanut Sauce is simple, easy and DELICIOUS! THE perfect dipping sauce for Spring Rolls. It's secret ingredient will have you coming back for more! VEGAN!

Hope you love our peanut sauce as much as we do! Again, if you are looking for a thicker style “satay sauce”, I love Suwanne’s 5-Minute Satay Sauce recipe!

Please remember to rate this recipe for us and share your feedback in the comments below. ❤️ Have a fabulous week.-xo


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Thai peanut sauce for dipping spring rolls or salads

Our Favorite Peanut Sauce

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  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine| Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: sauce, thai food
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Diet: Vegan


An easy recipe for our favorite Peanut Sauce! Make this in 5 minutes- it’s healthy vegan and GF adaptable. Keeps for 5 days in the fridge, or freeze for later. 


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  • 6 thin slices of ginger- cut across the grain, about the size of a quarter. (No need to peel)
  • 2 fat cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice (roughly 1 large orange)
  • 1/3 cup lime juice ( 2 limes)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or Gluten-free Braggs Liquid Amino Acids (Note: Tamari will turn this unpleasantly dark)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup, ( or honey, palm sugar or agave,)more to taste
  • 1/3 cup toasted sesame oil (6 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened peanut butter (chunky or smooth, or sub almond butter!)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • optional: 1 -2 teaspoons cayenne pepper (or a squirt of sriracha sauce)


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender – ginger, garlic, orange juice, lime juice, soy sauce, maple, sesame oil, and peanut butter and salt,  and blend until smooth. Taste. Adjust sweetness, salt and cayenne to your liking.
  2. Note: Unripe limes can make this too tart. Adjust by adding more sweetness. Find your perfect balance.
  3. Use this on salads, or as a dipping sauce for spring rolls and satays.


  • The Orange Juice makes this… and is a MUST!
  • Peanut sauce will last up to 5 days in a sealed jar in the fridge.
  • Peanut Sauce can be frozen, just whisk well after thawing.
  • For added depth or “umami”, feel free to add a tiny splash of fish sauce. Not necessary though!


  • Serving Size: 3 tablespoons
  • Calories: 189
  • Sugar: 9.1 g
  • Sodium: 695.1 mg
  • Fat: 14.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.2 g
  • Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  1. Great recipe, and very easy to make! Delicious and works as a great dip to so many dishes. Thank you!

    I made the following adjustments, which worked well for me:
    * Only added 1/4 cup honey, and it was plenty sweet for my taste. Might even try a bit less next time.
    * I did not add extra salt as soya sauce and my peanut butter were salty enough
    * added 1 more garlic clove and a a couple extra slices of ginger 🙂

  2. We discovered feasting at home during covid. Since then I have passed it along to many people. Every single recipe is our favorite! We have made this peanut sauce countless times, we just made her morning glory muffins which are spectacular, all of the tacos are out of this world. This is my favorite recipe website by far.

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