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Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

This sauce is versatile, delicious and simple to prepare. It’s wonderful as a dipping sauce for grilled meats, drizzled on grain bowls, or tossed with rice noodles, tofu, and thinly sliced raw veggies. You really can’t go wrong with having a batch of this sauce in your fridge all week long. You’ll find plenty of uses for it! Dig in.

Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes    Cook Time: 0 minutes

  • 1 scallion, minced, white and light green parts only
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (+ additional for more kick)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (can sub with almond butter)
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 1/2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2-3 Tablespoons water


  1. Prepare the sauce by whisking together all the ingredients until smooth–this works best with an immersion blender or small food processor. Start with only 2 Tablespoons of water and if the sauce is a bit thick add a touch more water to thin as necessary. Taste test and adjust seasonings as needed.
*Store sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for 5 days.