Spicy Peanut Sauce

Kathryn Hitchcock, MS, RD
The perfect topping for noodles, chicken, or tofu!
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 11 kcal


  • ¼ cup nut or seed butter (use sunflower seed butter for any nut allergies)
  • ¼ cup honey or sugar of choice
  • cup low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp lime juice (can substitute rice vinegar)
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp chili garlic sauce (or sriracha) (add more if you want it spicy!)
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • cup water


  • Combine nut butter and honey, then microwave for 10 - 20 seconds (to make the combination easier to stir).
  • Add remaining ingredients except water and stir until combined.
  • Add water 1 tbsp at a time until desired consistency is reached. You may need more pending on the thickness of your sauce.
  • Storage: Store in a tight-lidded jar in the fridge for up tp two weeks. Enjoy on noodles, chicken/tofu, vegetables!


Serving: 1gCalories: 11kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgSugar: 1gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg
Keyword peanut, sauce