spicy peanut sauce

Easy Spicy Peanut Sauce Recipe

Spicy peanut sauce is perfect for dipping so many things into. It’s  great for summer rolls and spring rolls, and I also love it for fresh veggie sticks, salad, and satay.


There are a lot of different varieties of peanut sauce, and this one is a great balance of the sweet, salty, and spicy components. But have fun with it! If your dish is really spicy, make the sauce sweeter. If your dish is sweeter, make the sauce tangier.

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Techniques for perfect Spicy Peanut Sauce


  • Season your peanut sauce to taste. Peanut sauce is a combination of many other sauces, so different brands will cause flavor variations. My recipe is a bit spicier and less sweet than what I’ve had in most restaurants, so feel free to use less sriracha or add more sugar as your taste buds prefer. 
  • Don’t be afraid of sugar and acid. Although I like mine less sweet, sugar is key to a peanut sauce that tastes well balanced. I used conventional jarred peanut butter, so if you are using a healthier brand you may need to add more sugar. Lime juice and tamarind are also critical to getting the right balance. If you don’t have tamarind paste, make sure to add more lime to taste.
  • This is delicious with our Rainbow Summer Rolls!


Yield: About 2 Cups

Easy Spicy Peanut Sauce Recipe

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This versatile sauce is delicious with spring and summer rolls, and it's also great with salads, satay, and more. Make sure to season it to taste, as it's made with prepackaged ingredients, different brands can have different amounts of sugar and salt.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon golden mountain sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind paste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt


    1. Blend together all ingredients except for salt.
    2. Taste, then salt to taste. I used 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 65Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 141mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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