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Easy Peanut Sauce

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

Easy Peanut Sauce

Easy Peanut Sauce

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Need a fast weeknight dish? This Easy Peanut Sauce takes minutes to put together and can be added to your favorite Asian-inspired recipe!


  • 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


  1. In a food processor, add all ingredients except water and and pulse for a minute or two to mix everything together.
  2. 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.
  3. Add to chicken, ground beef/turkey, or just vegetables in your favorite Asian-inspired dish and enjoy!

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