Spicy Peanut Sauce
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Spicy Peanut Sauce

This spicy peanut sauce is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy! Perfect for stir fry, pad thai, or as a dip, this spicy peanut satay takes any dish to the next level. Use in our favorite spicy peanut chickpeas recipe!

Before You Begin

  • 6 servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Total: 10 mins
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Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup Peanut Butter
  • ¼ cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 ½ tsp Ginger Powder (or fresh, minced ginger)
  • 2 tsp Garlic (minced)
  • 2 tsp Chili Flakes
  • 2 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 ½ tbsp Sugar (or maple syrup)
  • 6 tbsp Water

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, soy sauce, ginger powder, garlic, chili flakes, and lime juice.
  2. Mix in water one tbsp at a time until the sauce reaches your desired consistency.
  3. Transfer sauce to an airtight container in the fridge and let sit for at least 10 minutes - the flavors combine so well if you let it sit! Refrigerate leftovers for up to 10 days.
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Notes

  • Add more or fewer chili flakes to reach your desired spicy level. I found 2 tsp was plenty spicy!
  • You can sub lime juice for lemon juice or even apple cider vinegar.
  • The longer you let the sauce sit after being mixed, the better the flavor becomes. Make sure to let the sauce sit before tweaking the ingredients too much, I find it becomes sweeter after resting.
  • This peanut sauce is perfect in our Spicy Peanut Chickpeas recipe!
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Alex
Alex
Hi I’m Alex, and I’m a potato addict. I’m one half of Chickpea Express, a vegan couple on the East Coast of Canada. We create vegan comfort food and junk food recipes with a healthy, plant-based twist. Oh, and did I mention we love bread and potatoes?

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