Homemade Gluten-Free Peanut Sauce

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Author Notes: The simple substitution of Tamari for soy sauce makes this peanut sauce gluten-free friendly. With some brown rice noodles in the cupboard, you can throw this dish together in less time than it takes to call for take out. PhoebeLapine

Makes 1 cup

  • 1 inch peeled, fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free tamari
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • Scallions, for garnish
  1. In a small food processor or blender, combine all the ingredients and purée until coarsely combined. Add 1/4 cup warm water and purée until smooth. Add more water as necessary so the peanut sauce is similar to the consistency of ranch dressing.
  2. Garnish with scallions and serve alongside shrimp or chicken skewers, as a topping for a rice bowl, or tossed together with noodles. Extra sauce can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
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about 1 year ago Daniel Brown

how could there possibly be gluten in a peanut sauce???


about 1 year ago eliselaurel

Soy sauce often contains gluten. Subbing the regular soy for Tamari it is gluten-free.


about 1 year ago purly

Yes, lime juice, a bit of coconut milk & red pepper flakes will lead you to the "wow factor".


over 1 year ago Linda

I use unsweetened peanut butter, and since I am no a vegan, soy sauce. The soy sauce can be the same amount as the tamari.


over 1 year ago suzi

I made this tonight, and although good, it's missing something but I can't put a finger on it. I might make again as I am looking for "that" peanut sauce recipe to end all the searching. I did use a tad more hot sauce, and a good bit of ginger. After tasting it, I added a touch more vinegar. I'll let it sit overnight in the fridge before changing anything else. It just didn't have the "wow factor" I was hoping for; you know, the "I can't stop eating this" that happens when you hit on something that just rocks your socks off. I'll review again if I change my mind.


over 1 year ago Linda

Lime juice! One or 2 TBS lime juice or to taste, and red pepper flakes instead of srichacha.


over 1 year ago KJ

Look delicious! If I use soy sauce instead of tamari is the amount the same? Thanks!


over 1 year ago Vanessa Vermette

Is the peanut butter in this recipe regular/sweetened or natural/unsweetened? Thanks!