In less than 30 minutes you can enjoy this delicious peanut butter sauce – with a kick of chili. This flavorful sauce was made for peanut butter lovers (like me) and it may just even be one of your new favorite peanut sauce recipes. Made with few and simple ingredients this is one easy recipe to follow.
Use natural peanut butter – If you buy this at your local grocery store, make sure that the peanut butter is made out of only peanuts and salt. There is no need for added sugars or oils when making peanut butter. I prefer to use creamy peanut butter for this sauce, but you can also use crunchy peanut butter if you prefer your sauce to be a bit chunky.
The perfect peanut butter sauce for many meals
This is a great sauce for so many different meals. Try it as a dip for crispy spring rolls or as a salad dressing on this fruity and fresh summer salad. It is also a perfect addition to rice bowls and served on a stir fry with rice noodles and a sprinkle of lime juice.
As it is such a versatile peanut sauce you really don`t have to worry if you don`t finish it all with a meal. Just let it cool down in room temperature, then put it in an airtight container and safely leave it in the fridge for a couple of days. When you want to heat it up again, just stir in a little water. Once cold, the sauce does get a bit thicker so it is always good to add some water to the sauce when re-heating it to get that desired consistency.
I hope you are tempted to make this delicious sauce the next time you are cooking up something new. If you make it I would love to hear from you, please write a comment to let me know what you think of it. If you snap a picture I would love to see how it turned out and what you paired it with. You can tag me on instagram @by.linaelisabeth – I look forward to seeing how it turns out!
Peanut Butter Sauce with Chili
- 1 solo garlic
- 3 g yellow chili pepper approximately 1/4 chili
- 10 g ginger
- 1 tbsp sesame oil dark/toasted
- 150 ml water
- 3 tbsp coconut sugar
- 3 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- a pinch of salt
- Finely chop the solo garlic, yellow chili pepper and ginger.The yellow chili brings a little heat. If you want, you can add more to taste. I sometimes add a bit more chili than stated in the recipe as I like a hot sauce.
- Add the sesame oil to a small pot and bring to medium heat.
- Once the oil is hot, add the garlic, chili and ginger to the pot and fry this at medium heat for 3-4 minutes
- Add the rest of the ingredients, and bring the sauce to a rapid simmer (medium heat).Adding the pinch of salt helps balance out the sauce.
- Let the sauce simmer for 20 minutes (no lid) and stir occasionally.