Asian Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

Asian Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

This Asian Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce combines the creamy richness of peanut butter with a fiery kick of chili, balanced by the tang of lime and the sweetness of honey. It’s perfect for dressing up spring rolls, grilled chicken, or as a delicious sauce for noodles. This sauce is not only flavorful but also quick and easy to make.


  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter (natural, unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup warm water (adjust for desired consistency)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (use tamari for a gluten-free option)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey (or agave syrup for a vegan option)
  • 1-2 teaspoons chili sauce or sriracha (adjust according to spice preference)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro (optional, for freshness)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons crushed peanuts (for garnish)
  • Red pepper flakes or finely sliced chili (optional, for extra heat)


1. Combine Peanut Butter and Liquids:

Start by whisking together the peanut butter and warm water in a bowl until you achieve a smooth, slightly runny consistency. The warm water helps to soften the peanut butter, making it easier to mix with the other ingredients.

2. Add Flavorings:

Stir in the soy sauce, rice vinegar, lime juice, honey, chili sauce, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Mix well until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined and the sauce is smooth.

3. Finish with Sesame Oil and Cilantro:

Add the sesame oil and chopped cilantro (if using) to the sauce, stirring until everything is well incorporated.

4. Adjust Consistency and Taste:

Check the consistency of the sauce; if it’s too thick, you can add a little more warm water to reach your desired thickness. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning or spice level as needed.

5. Garnish and Serve:

Transfer the sauce to a serving dish and sprinkle the crushed peanuts on top for added texture. If you like extra heat, add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes or some finely sliced chili.

Tips for the Perfect Sauce:

  • Consistency Adjustment: The consistency of this sauce can be easily adjusted with warm water, so start with less and add more as needed.
  • Serving Suggestions: This spicy peanut sauce is incredibly versatile. Use it as a dipping sauce for vegetables, spring rolls, or satay; drizzle it over salads or noodle dishes; or use it as a marinade for grilled meats.
  • Storage: The sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. If the sauce thickens after refrigeration, stir in a little warm water before serving to restore its consistency.

Enjoy your homemade Asian Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce as a deliciously spicy, creamy, and versatile addition to your culinary creations.

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