This is such an easy spicy peanut sauce to make it only takes a few minutes to put together and goes really well with stir fried vegetables, gluten free noodles with vegetables, Gado Gado style salads or anything that takes your fancy. In Holland they serve chips with pinda sauce (which is Dutch for peanut sauce) and it’s pretty yummy.
Most peanut sauce recipes call for some cooking but this one doesn’t. In fact I’ve tried making different versions of spicy peanut sauce, including cooked recipes and so far, this is the one I’ve liked the best.
It’s soooo simple. You just need to tweak the final flavour to make sure it’s just how you want it. The whole secret of success here depends on the balance of ingredients so feel free to play around with the quantities according to your preference.
You’ll need some healthy peanut butter. Make sure you check the ingredients. You’d be surprised how many ingredients can make their way into a jar of peanut butter if you’re not careful! I prefer to use a natural peanut butter like this one from Amazon.
As well as the peanut butter you need garlic, fresh chilli or chilli powder, fresh ginger, 1 lemon (or lime if you can get it), a pinch of salt and some gluten free soy sauce.
Crush the garlic and grate or crush the ginger into a blending container. add the peanut butter and juice from half a lemon and a cup of water and blend.
Add more water as necessary and leave the soy sauce til last. Add the soy sauce to taste and check the levels of lemon & chilli.
This is one of those sauces you can get cravings for! It's just mmmm
15 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
25 minTotal Time
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- 4 tbs healthy peanut butter
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2-1 cm fresh ginger
- 1/2-1 red chilli depending on strength and preference
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Gluten free soy sauce
- Blend all the ingredients together but leave half the lemon for last so that you don't overdo it. Once blended, you can tweak the sauce with the other half of the lemon, more chilli, GF soy sauce or any of the other ingredients.
- Taste and adjust, that's the secret.
- Add more water and make the sauce runnier than you want it - it will thicken when you heat it.
- Heat slowly over a low heat and add more water if necessary.
- Serve and enjoy!
This sauce can be made more or less spicy according to how much chilli you put in it. Delicious accompaniment to loads of foods!