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Easy Thai Peanut Sauce dripping from a spoon into a bowl.

Easy Thai Peanut Sauce

This is a simple, yet delicious Thai Peanut Sauce, perfect for serving with everything!  You'll never need to buy peanut sauce again!

Course Sauce
Cuisine Asian
Keyword thai peanut sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 145 kcal
Author With Two Spoons


  • 2 inches ginger root peeled (this IS NOT ground ginger!)
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 cup peanut butter (creamy works best for this sauce)
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2/3 cup water


  1. Place ginger and garlic cloves into the bowl of a food processor.  Pulse until a paste.

  2. Add Soy Sauce, lime juice, sesame oil, peanut butter, brown sugar, red pepper flakes and water.  Process until a smooth sauce.  If needed, add more water to get the consistency you would like!

Recipe Notes

I generally use natural peanut butters which have no added sugar (and I highly recommend them), therefore 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar gives you the right amount of sweetness. However if you use a commercial peanut butter (like Skippy or Jif) that contain added sugar, you may want to add only 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar.  

Ginger!  Such a fun ingredient, and one that adds so much flavor.  You can get ginger at almost any grocery store, and if you bought too much?  Peel it and freeze it!  It lasts for a long, long time!