Do you ever make something that makes you feel like a gourmet chef?
For some reason, this Easy Peanut Sauce does that for me. Maybe it’s because I don’t make Asian foods often and this just feels fancy.
Here’s what I love about this sauce: Number one, it has peanut butter. I love adding healthy fats to my Asian dishes.
Number two, I keep all the ingredients in my house already. So it’s super simple to just throw together on a day I’m feeling like peanut sauce.
Number three, I can make it ahead of time to save me a step when I’m cooking dinner. The less I have to do during dinnertime, the better!
You can add this to chicken, ground beef/turkey, or any other meat or even just vegetables. We used chicken this time, but I think it might go well in my Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe too!
When I made this the first time, I didn’t add enough water to the food processor. You need to add enough to make it more of a sauce, not a peanut butter consistency like mine turned out. If that happens and it’s too late to add more, you can just add a bit more water in whatever pan or pot you’re cooking the sauce in and it’ll be just fine.
Watch how to make my peanut sauce step-by-step:
What can I serve with Easy Peanut Sauce?
I used brown rice noodles this time around because I wanted to use up what I had in the pantry. But you can serve it with rice, lo mein, or by itself with just the meat and veggies. I had intended to just serve this with some frozen potstickers I had, but remembered the brown rice noodles.
If you’re looking for a quick Asian-inspired weeknight dinner, try this Easy Peanut Sauce! And let me know what you think!
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup water
- In a food processor, add all ingredients except water and and pulse for a minute or two to mix everything together.
- Add water a little at a time until the mixture reaches your desired consistency. 1/4 cup makes it more of a peanut butter, while a 1/2 cup makes it more of a thinner salad dressing.
- Add to chicken, ground beef/turkey, or just vegetables in your favorite Asian-inspired dish and enjoy!