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Bowl of Vegan Peanut Sauce topped with peanuts and scallions.
Creamy Thai Vegan Peanut Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

This luscious vegan peanut sauce whips up in minutes and tastes just like it came from a Thai restaurant! Perfect for salads or dipping, but also good enough to eat from a spoon!

Course: Dressing, Sauce
Cuisine: American, Thai
Servings: 12
Calories: 109 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • ½ cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon sambal oelek or sriracha (optional, adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • cup full fat coconut milk
  • Water, as needed (or additional coconut milk)
  1. Whisk the peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, maple syrup, garlic, ginger, and sambal oelek or sriracha (if using) together in a medium bowl.

  2. Add the coconut milk and continue whisking until smooth.

  3. Thin with water or additional coconut milk until the sauce reaches your desired thickness, adding a tablespoon of liquid at a time.

  4. Taste-test and adjust any seasoings to suit your taste.

  5. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Makes about 1 ½ cups.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Thai Vegan Peanut Sauce
Amount Per Serving (2 tablespoons (1/12 of recipe))
Calories 109 Calories from Fat 73
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.1g12%
Saturated Fat 3.5g18%
Sodium 234mg10%
Potassium 23mg1%
Carbohydrates 5.5g2%
Fiber 0.8g3%
Sugar 3.3g4%
Protein 3.9g8%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.