Easy Thai peanut sauce

    20 min

    This is a fantastic sweet and savoury sauce, which is quick and easy to make. It makes a great dip, pouring sauce and salad dressing.

    51 people made this

    Makes: 600 ml

    • 2 tablespoons cornflour
    • 125ml cold water
    • 4 tablespoons reduced salt soy sauce
    • 130g smooth peanut butter
    • 4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
    • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
    • 250ml warm water
    • 4 tablespoons chopped peanuts (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves (optional)

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Dissolve the cornflour in 125ml cold water; set aside.
    2. Whisk together the soy sauce, peanut butter, dark brown soft sugar, white vinegar, sesame oil and 250ml warm water in a small saucepan over medium heat; simmer and stir until sugar has dissolved.
    3. Stir in the cornflour slurry; simmer until the sauce is thick, 1 or 2 minutes. Serve warm. Garnish with chopped peanuts and mint leaves as desired.

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    I was looking for a quick Thai peanut salad dressing. I was doubtful as I was making it but was definitely pleased with the outcome. I wanted more of the salad so I could have more dressing! I did not change the recipe at all.  -  06 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I modified this recipie with about 2 tsp of fresh pulverized ginger, and 1 tsp Chinese hot mustard. WOW. It tastes just like the veggie dip from my fav. Japanese restaurant in town. THANK YOU!!!  -  16 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Excellent dipping sauce. Instead of adding the cornstarch I just let the sauce slow cook and it turned out excellent.  -  31 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)