Thai Peanut Sauce

Thai Peanut Sauce

Life should be one big sauce and dip fest. In a non frat house sort of way. My ideal evening would include guacamole, a spoon, a beer and re-runs of Desperate Housewives. Or a simple Thai dish with peanut sauce…plus the beer…and the Desperate Housewives.

While an easy salad and grilled meat is perfectly satisfactory, I tend to believe a great sauce or spread really brings a meal together. One of my favorite sauces is Thai peanut sauce. It can be used on virtually anything. Drizzle it over stir fry vegetables, pour over a noodle and seafood dish, use it atop a steamed or fried rice dish, or even use it to marinate chicken or meat.

Thai Peanut Sauce

Thai Peanut Sauce makes post-work dinner preparation during the week simple and tasty. Plus it’s ridiculously easy to make homemade. Chances are you have everything you need for this recipe right in your pantry. After a trail run this weekend with the boyfriend, I had a hankering for a Thai dish, so I through ingredients I already had in the blender and dinner was ready within 30 minutes.

I will be posting a recipe on Wednesday that uses this sauce, but in the meantime, here are some fun recipes to try with your peanut sauce:

Hoisin Pork with Rice Noodles from Pinch of Yum

Better Than Takeout Pad Thai from Seaweed & Sassafras

Spicy Peanut Sauce with Brown Rice Noodles and Vegetables from Naturally Ella

Shrimp Satay with Peanut Sauce from Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice

Cold Rice Noodles with Peanut Lime Chicken from Smitten Kitchen

Thai Tacos with Ginger Slaw & Peanut Sauce from Minimalist Baker

Now go. Go get your sauce on!

Thai Peanut Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 cups

Thai Peanut Sauce


  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • ½ cup unsalted, unsweetened creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon yellow curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon sriracha sauce (or similar red chili sauce), optional


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until completely smooth. The consistency of the sauce should be thick

Thai Peanut Sauce


  1. Peanut sauce is definitely one of my favorites. I love it on pretty much all veggies, noodles, rice, just dipping my fingers in it… (shhhh!)

  2. Thai Peanut Sauce it my favorite! I think I could put it on just about anything! Your recipe looks delicious!

  3. Love Thai peanut sauce! I could literally drink the stuff! YUM!

  4. This sounds absolutely delectable and would go with almost anything that can be dipped or snacked on.

  5. I’ve never made peanut sauce before, but now I really want to stop making what I have for dinner and make this instead! Of course, my beagles would be howling for a taste, because they think that the peanut butter jar is their personal food bowl.

  6. I love this creamy sauce and it’s so simple to make. Can’t wait for your recipe! :)

  7. I kiiiiiiind of just want to drink this straight from the bowl and call it a day. Is that cool? :)

  8. Oh wow, Julia! This looks fantastic. I can see myself slathering this gorgeous, easy sauce on everything!

  9. Julia – This looks so good! I can’t wait to try this recipe (and to see what your recipe is for this sauce later this week!).

  10. Our ideal evenings are very, very similar. Pass the dips/sauces, please! Mmmm yummy.

  11. Whoo-hoo! Good timing. I am planning on whipping up a few thai inspired meals this weekend and was in need of a good sauce. Booyah! Can’t wait!


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