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Bowl of creamy peanut sauce with spoon sticking out.

Peanut Sauce Recipe

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Counter Top
  • Cuisine: Asian-Inspired


Peanut Sauce Recipe – the most AMAZING peanut sauce recipe ever that is perfect on quinoa bowls, salads, etc.! Packed with flavor and so easy!


  • 1/3 cup drippy peanut butter
  • 12 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1tablespoons soy sauce (Tamari for gluten-free)
  • 23 tablespoons water to thin (more as-needed)


  1. Add peanut butter, maple syrup, sesame oil, soy sauce and 1 tablespoon water to a small bowl. Whisk to combine (it takes a few seconds of whisking to fully incorporate the water). 
  2. Add an additional tablespoon of water and whisk to combine again. 
  3. Taste and add any additional maple syrup, as-desired.  Add additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time, to reach your desired consistency. Whisk to combine. 
  4. Use on your favorite recipes – we love it over this Quinoa Bowl!


  • Gluten-free: feel free to use Tamari to make this gluten-free.
  • Storage: Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

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