With just 5 ingredients + water, this is only peanut sauce you’ll ever need when dressing salads, dipping spring rolls, jazzing up satay, and more.
Lime brings bright acidity to this dressing, working to cut the richness of the peanut butter, while soy sauce adds a much-needed savory element.
You’ll need only 5 ingredients to make this Vietnamese Peanut Sauce
Peanut dressing uses & recipes
Make it the star of a veggie platter–Asian or otherwise! For a thicker peanut sauce, reduce the amount of hot water you use.
Drizzle peanut dressing over this our Rice Noodle Buddha Bowl
This fabulous Vegetarian Soba Noodle Recipe
Or, for meat-lovers: Chef John’s Beef Satay
Vietnamese Peanut Sauce Recipe
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 lime juiced
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons hot water
- To use this recipes as dipping sauce, place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine.
- To use this recipe as a Buddha Bowl sauce or salad dressing, increase the water to 6 tablespoons. Add all ingredients to a mason jar, secure with a lid and shake vigorously until combined.
- Store extra sauce in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.