Sunday, December 19, 2010

Great All-Purpose Peanut Sauce or Dip

This yummy concoction works well as a dip for veggies (I don't normally like radishes, but I really like them with this dip!) and grilled chicken or tofu, but it is equally good as a sauce for Asian flavored pasta or coleslaw. It also requires relatively few ingredients* and only takes a couple of minutes to whip up, making it is a great option for holiday parties. Happy Holiday Snacking!

Peanut Sauce or Dip
1/4 cup Peanut Butter (I used creamy and all-natural peanut butter, but you can use whatever you have on hand)
1/4 cup Coconut Milk (shake well before using and DO NOT use Light)
3-4 Garlic Cloves, pressed or finely minced
1 teaspoon minced fresh Ginger or 1/2 teaspoon dried Ginger
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce or Tamari
2 tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar (you can substitute lime juice if need be)
1 tablespoons Honey or Agave
1 teaspoon of Sriracha Chili Sauce or crushed red pepper (use more or less depending on how hot you like it)
Cilantro and/or Chopped Peanuts for garnish (optional)

Whisk together all the ingredients and then refrigerate the dip/sauce until you are ready to use it!

*While you may not be familiar with all of the ingredients, you should be able to find all of them in the Asian section of any grocery store.

As usual, I've also included this post as part of several weekly recipe sharing events: Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays , Making Monday Marvelous, Just Something I Whipped Up, My Meatless Mondays, Just Another Meatless Monday, Slightly Induglent Tuesday, Tempt my Tummy Tuesday, Tasty Tuesdays , Tuesdays at the Table, Real Food Wednesdays, Friday Foodie, and Friday Favorites. Check out all the great recipes other bloggers have contributed!


  1. This dip sounds wonderful and I love that you can use it as a dressing as well - excellent recipe!

  2. I love to make my own peanut sauce! So So good!

  3. 21st Century Housewife - thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you like the recipe - we have been enjoying it as dip with veggies as afternoon snack for the last couple of days :)

    Laura - It is so easy, and anything with peanut butter has got to be good, right?!

  4. Hi Ashlie!

    Thanks for all your comments and the bread recipes - looking forward to trying them out!

    Hope you have a great christmas xxx

  5. PS love the sound of this peanut sauce. I love everything peanutty :)

  6. Hi Sarah! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the bread :) Happy Holidays!