Easy spicy peanut sauce in round dish with whisk.

Easy Peanut Sauce

  • Author: Rachel
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x


This Easy Spicy Peanut Sauce is creamy, sweet, salty and slightly spicy all in one. The best part? It only takes 5 minutes to make!



  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • Up to 1/3 cup water*


  1. Combine: Put all ingredients in a bowl. Whisk until well combined and the sauce is smooth.
  2. Enjoy: Enjoy immediately or store in a sealed container in the fridge.**


*The thickness of the sauce and amount of water needed to thin out the sauce depends greatly on the kind of peanut butter used. For example, natural peanut butters are thinner than traditional peanut butters. Thicker peanut butter = more water. Thinner peanut butter = less water. Add water slowly until the desired consistency is reached. 

**The sauce will thicken in the fridge due to the cool temperature. Simply pop it in the microwave for 15-20 seconds at a time (stirring in between) until the sauce becomes the desired consistency.

  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Assembly
  • Cuisine: Thai


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 182
  • Sugar: 9
  • Sodium: 284
  • Fat: 13
  • Carbohydrates: 12
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 6

Keywords: spicy peanut sauce, peanut sauce, easy spice peanut sauce