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A delicious 6-ingredient peanut sauce recipe
4.6 from 5 votes
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Lisa Lin

Easy Creamy Peanut Sauce Recipe

This is my favorite peanut sauce recipe. It is made with just 6 key ingredients, and it is a great dipping sauce or dressing for salads.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins


  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (use tamari if gluten free)
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil


  • In a mixing bowl, use a fork or whisk to mix all the ingredients together. The peanut butter will be quite stiff at the beginning, but do not worry. Just keep working it into the liquids. In a few minutes, the sauce will reach a creamy consistency.
  • Use the peanut sauce as a dip for appetizers, a salad dressing, or a sauce for noodles! Refrigerate any leftover peanut sauce for up to a week.


  1. SUBSTITUTIONS: You can replace the rice vinegar with lime or lemon juice or apple cider vinegar. You can also replace the maple syrup with honey or agave.
  2. The spring rolls are based off of my Rainbow Vegetable Spring Rolls recipe. The spring rolls also have pan-fried tofu, which I seasoned with my Sweet Chili Sauce.


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.3g | Protein: 8.4g | Fat: 18.3g | Saturated Fat: 3.3g | Sodium: 333mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7.5g
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