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Easy Peanut Sauce

This no-cook quick and easy peanut sauce takes just minutes to make and tastes heavenly.

Easy Peanut Sauce

One of my favorite things to use peanut sauce for is a dipping sauce for fresh spring rolls with shrimp.

They taste so good together.

This is a wonderful sauce for appetizers too because it’s so flavorful. 

Skewered grilled chicken topped with drizzles of peanut sauce just before serving taste wonderful, or pieces of cooked meat with toothpicks for handling along with this peanut dipping sauce is scrumptious.

Here’s an example of how peanut sauce can really add flavor to a dish; it’s a recipe where I used this peanut sauce as a topping on “Nut-Crusted Coconut Chicken“.

The combination of flavors with the peanut sauce, chicken and rice was incredibly delicious.

It can also be used as a hot or cold sauce to mix with noodles, a marinade for meat, a cooking sauce with vegetables, or even mixed in with cooked rice.

More Asian inspired recipes you may like “Pan-Fried Pork Chinese Dumplings with Dipping Sauce“, “Mango and Orange Walnut Shrimp” and “Baby Bok Choy with Garlic and Ginger“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Peanut Sauce Ingredients

Creamy peanut butter, ginger root, Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame seed oil, sugar and red pepper flakes

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

Peel Ginger Root

Cut a piece off of the fresh ginger root that is about the size of a sugar cube and cut off the skin.

Dice Ginger Root

Dice the flesh as small as possible.

You may need to cut more ginger root if it turns out that the piece you diced is less than a teaspoon.

Diced Ginger Root

Add the diced pieces of ginger root to a medium size bowl.

Rice Vinegar in Bowl

Next add the rice vinegar…

Sugar in Bowl

…the sugar…

Peanut Butter in Bowl

…the peanut butter…

Hoisin Sauce in Bowl

…and the hoisin sauce.

Peanut Sauce Ingredients

Then add the red pepper flakes…

Soy Sauce in Bowl

…the soy sauce…

Add Water in Bowl

…the water…

Sesame Oil in Bowl

…and sesame seed oil.

Whisk Peanut Sauce


Whisk Peanut Sauce

…whisk all of the ingredients.

Peanut Sauce in Bowl

Although this sauce can be served chilled, the flavors tend to really stand out if served at room temperature.

Easy Peanut Sauce

Serve as a dipping sauce for spring rolls or any type of meat.

Easy Peanut Sauce

Then enjoy…

Easy Peanut Sauce

…each and every…

Peanut Sauce with Spring Roll

…flavorful bite.

Easy Peanut Sauce

A must try.

Easy Peanut Sauce

Thank you so much for stopping by CCC!

Here are some Shrimp Recipes You May Like:

Shrimp and Fried Rice

Mango and Orange Honey Walnut Shrimp

Tempura Shrimp with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Grilled Shrimp with Brown Butter and Rice

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Easy Peanut Sauce

Easy Peanut Sauce

This no-cook quick and easy peanut sauce takes just minutes to make and tastes heavenly.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese
Keyword: Peanut Sauce
Servings: 2


  • 4 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon diced fresh ginger root (remove skin before dicing)
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 ½ teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (heaping) Hoisin sauce
  • 2 ½ teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sesame seed oil
  • 2 pinches red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons water


  • To a medium size bowl, add all of the ingredients and whisk together.  
  • This is best served at room temperature. 
  • Serve as a dipping sauce for spring rolls or any type of meat. This sauce is also delicious when used as a marinade for meat, a hot or cold sauce mixed with noodles, as a cooking sauce with vegetables and meat, or served over rice.
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  1. Well, we did have a fabulous time with you, and the peanut sauce was truly the best I’ve ever tasted. Keep up the good work, friend. Love ya tons!

  2. What a fantastic recipe…I love peanut sauce but have never made my own, delicious!

  3. Except for the Hoisin sauce, mine is fairly similar. Lucky friends! 🙂

  4. Glad to pop in and see this. I love peanut sauce but usually just make it when I make chicken satay. However, now that I see this, it should be a condiment that I keep on hand. It can be used for quite a number of things, not just for satay! Thanks for sharing this an inspiring me to keep this sauce handy-yum!