This Asian peanut sauce is incredibly easy to make and so delicious. It is versatile and can be used for a variety of dishes. It provides lots of extra flavor and depth to stir-fries, noodles, protein, salads, and more.It is made with peanut butter, coconut aminos (soy sauce alternative), and can be customized with additional ingredients such as garlic, ginger, chili oil, and sesame oil.

Since I developed this peanut sauce recipe, I have been making sure it is a staple in my fridge. because it is THAT perfect to elevate any dish.

Not only it is SO easy to make at home in 5 minutes, and is extremely flavorful, and the best part is you can customize it based on your very own taste preferences!

I can’t wait to hear what you think about this sauce!

Why You will love this Asian Peanut Sauce too

Who doesn’t like to whip up a sauce in 5 minutes is easy to make. Delicious and healthy lunch has never been so easy!

This peanut sauce is ready in no time! All you need is a bowl, a whisk (or fork), and a few simple ingredients that are affordable and easy to find.

It is incredibly versatile. You can customize how you like. Add more sugar for sweetener, make it extra spicy with more chili paste, more tangy using a bit more rice vinegar, and thick or thin by controlling the water and peanut butter content.

Get creative and make it perfect for you!

It is also packed with flavor, including fresh garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and other ingredients that balance together to create the very best peanut sauce.

Even better? It is naturally vegan and gluten-free, and I made it soy-free by using coconut aminos here.

Ingredients for this Peanut Sauce

This recipe is made with affordable and simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand. Plus is perfect for meal prepping and you can store in your fridge to enjoy all week long!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Peanut Butter: The star of the show! I like using creamy and natural peanut butter for this recipe. Keep in mind, that the creamier the peanut butter, the smoother your sauce will be.

This might sound a bit ridiculous that I am offering you an alternative to swap out peanut butter for a peanut sauce recipe.

BUT if allergic to peanut butter sub for cashew butter. It will keep the creaminess and it is also delicious. I used cashew butter in my Pad Thai sauce. So I can promise you it works great!

Coconut Aminos: My favorite gluten-free and soy-free alternative. You can also use soy sauce or tamari. If using soy sauce, I recommend using a low sodium to keep this recipe from getting too salty.

Sesame Oil: Just a little bit is enough to add a complex nutty flavor!

Cane Sugar or Honey

Rice Vinegar: Provides a tangy and acidic flavor and is so important to balance out the flavors.

Garlic: Adds so much flavor! I love using minced fresh garlic for this recipe, but you can also use garlic powder here.

Ginger: It adds freshness to this sauce! You can use ginger powder if you don’t have fresh ginger on hand.

Water or Broth

Chili Paste (optional): For heat! Everyone’s taste buds are different. I love adding 1 – 2 tsp chili oil which gives it even more depth and a little kick. If you don’t like spicy, you can omit chili paste.

How to Make the Best Peanut Butter Sauce

There are many different recipes for Asian peanut sauce, but here is a basic recipe that you can customize to your liking.

You won’t believe how easy and simple this recipe is!

Simply add all the ingredients: smooth peanut butter, coconut aminos, sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil, chili paste (optional), ginger, garlic, and water or broth into a medium bowl. Whisk together until smooth.

Taste and feel free to adjust the flavors. For example, you can make spicier, more tangy, sweeter, salty, garlicy, thinner or thicker. Make it perfect for your own taste.

Serve immediately over salads, noodles, protein, or as a dipping sauce for dumplings, spring rolls, wontons, and more.

Alternately, if meal prepping, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and enjoy all week long.

Here are some ideas for how to use Peanut Sauce:

  • As a dipping sauce for spring rolls, lettuce wraps, wontons, and dumplings. Finger foods are the way to my heart and the best way to entertain your guests. Add this flavorful Thai peanut sauce and everyone will come for seconds! I love my Chinese Dumpling Recipe 
  • As a dressing for salads. The best way to elevate your salads is by adding a drizzle of this delicious peanut sauce! If you love this recipe, you can try it as a variation for my Asian Noodle Salad
  • The perfect peanut noodles. I love drizzling peanut sauce over my noodles! It adds not only a ton of flavor but extra protein and healthy fats, making it a complete meal.
  • As a marinade for tofu and chicken. My favorite marinade! This sauce makes any bland food like tofu, taste amazing. You’ll love a good drizzle of peanut butter sauce over my Crispy Air Fryer Tofu
  • As a spread for sandwiches and wraps. Elevate your sandwiches and wraps with peanut spread for a more flavorful, moist, and restaurant-quality experience.

How to store Peanut Dipping Sauce

This gluten-free peanut sauce is great to meal prep and enjoy all week in literally anything!

  • Store peanut sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 5 days

Get Creative with Asian Peanut Sauce

Asian peanut sauce is a blank canvas that you can use to create your own unique flavors. Experiment with different ingredients and combinations to find your perfect sauce.

Everyone’s taste buds are different. I love adding 1 – 2 tsp chili oil which gives it even more depth and a little kick.

If you like it sweeter, add more sugar.

The minced garlic, ginger, and sesame oil give it a more complex flavor.

No matter what your taste, there is an Asian peanut sauce recipe out there for you.

And now to the fun part. Scroll down to the recipe and get creative.


Get the recipe:Homemade Asian Peanut Sauce in 5 Minutes {Soy Free}

This simple and delicious soy free asian peanut sauce is so easy to make at home! You will be adding this to noodle dishes, stir frys, and protein dishes!
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  • 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp cane sugar or smooth honey
  • 1/2 tsp chili paste
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 2-3 tbsp warm water or broth, *for mixing


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients: peanut butter, coconut aminos, sesame oil, sugar or honey, chili paste (optional), rice vinegar, minced garlic, minced ginger, water or broth until smooth
  • Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.