How to Make Peanut Dipping Sauce

How to Make Peanut Dipping Sauce

Chef John 15822

"This is one of those recipes you're going to have to taste and adjust to your palate. Consider this a template that you can tailor to your personal taste. It has a gorgeous, luxurious texture. It's fantastic on any grilled meat or vegetables or as a dipping sauce for spring rolls."

Ingredients 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 126 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 126 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 208 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place peanut butter in a mixing bowl. Whisk garlic, brown sugar, fish sauce, soy sauce, and sesame oil into peanut butter, followed by lime juice and chile-garlic sauce.
  2. Bring coconut milk to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat; pour over into peanut butter mixture. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped red pepper, cilantro, and peanuts.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • If you use a "name-brand" type of peanut butter, you should adjust the amount of sugar you add to the sauce.
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  1. 11 Ratings


This is an awesome recipe! I have made this several times, and have tried a few different things to suit this to my taste. You can add curry for a little more spice, if you'd like, but it is wonderful on its own. I have learned you definitely need to use all natural peanut butter, it makes a huge difference to the taste. Also, I use the crunchy kind, so no need to add peanuts! I'm going to try this in a wrap with chicken and veggies and I know it will be superb!


Great recipe! I didn't have fish oil or sesame oil, just just used about 1 tbsp of vegetable oil. I eye balled all the the ingredients since I've made a similar one before. THANKS for this! (oh, I used it as a drizzle over chicken & noodles)

Jamie Jensen

This is the best recipe I've tried so far. I made the original recipe and then added more soy sauce, sugar and Siracha sauce to taste for a deeper flavor.