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Peanut sauce in a serving bowl
4 from 1 vote

The Perfect Peanut Sauce

Smooth, creamy, combo of sweet and savory, gingery, garlicky goodness - this is what you call the perfect peanut sauce! 
Prep Time5 mins
Servings: 1 Cup
Author: Shweta


  • ½ cup peanut butter, I used unsweetened and unsalted
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 inches ginger or 2 tablespoons crushed ginger
  • ¼ cup soy sauce, low sodium
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha
  • cup water; add more 1 tablespoon at a time to reach desired consistency


  • Add the peanut butter, maple syrup, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar, water to a food processor and blend until smooth. Add additional water as needed based on your desired consistency. (See notes).


  1. If you make the peanut sauce in advance, it will thicken in the fridge so adjust it with water by adding 1 tablespoon at a time to reach your desired consistency.
  2. I used unsweetened and unsalted peanut butter. If you are using a sweetened and salted peanut butter start with 3 tbsp soy sauce and 1 tablespoon maple syrup and adjust according to your taste.
  3. I have tried this with regular vinegar and apple cider vinegar. I found regular vinegar to be way too harsh. If you don’t have rice vinegar, i recommend substituting with apple cider vinegar.
  4. Keeps for about 1 week in the fridge.
Keywords: Dips, Dressing, Meal Prep