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How to Make Peanut Dipping Sauce Recipe
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How to Make Peanut Dipping Sauce
This simple, Asian-inspired dipping sauce is perfect for grilled meats and more. See more
  • READY IN 20 mins

How to Make Peanut Dipping Sauce

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 1 -1/2 cup Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    20 mins


  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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Feb 01, 2015

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.

Feb 01, 2015

I added an entire 14oz can of coconut milk because I wanted it thinner and it was fantastic!


9 Ratings

Sep 19, 2014

just made it for our vegan vietnamese spring rolls, it tastes so good! it's the best peanut sauce i ever tasted to my preference! Thank you for sharing!

Mar 25, 2014

I made this sauce to go with Vietnamese meatballs for a dinner that we were hosting. It was a HUGE success - even the two 3 year olds loved it! I didn't cook the sauce so I added a little warm water to the regular 1% milk I used to thin it out (I didn't have any coconut milk). Also, I didn't add the red peppers or the chopped peanuts. Our guests raved over the sauce saying that it was the best they have ever had. Definitely give it 5 stars... more if I could.

Jan 12, 2014

good! I had a similar experience in having guests ask for more spring rolls, just so they could snag more of the sauce. Because of a guest's sensitivity to peanuts, I used cashew butter this time instead. Wow. Even better. Thank you so much for this recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 126 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 208 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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