Easy Peanut Sauce

This easy peanut sauce is made with fresh roasted peanuts, tomatoes, and coconut milk! Use it as a dip or pour it over your favorite noodles!

Course Appetizers, Sauce
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Thai, Vegan
Keyword easy peanut sauce, easy thai sauce, fresh peanut sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings (~1/4 cup)
Calories 118 kcal
Author Anjali Lalani


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  1. Fry the red curry paste and chopped tomatoes in hot oil until sauce begins to thicken and the tomatoes start to blend stew (~5 min).
  2. Turn down the heat, and keep frying until the paste is fragrant.
  3. Add 3 tbsp coconut milk and roasted ground peanuts.
  4. Add brown sugar, light soy sauce, and dark soy sauce. Continue to stir.
  5. Add and additional 3 tbsp coconut milk or water if required to achieve a sauce-like consistency.
  6. Stir for an additional 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and add lime juice.
  7. Use it as a dipping sauce, pour it over some pan-fried tofu, or veggies/noodles!

Recipe Notes

Peanuts can be substituted with any other sauce/seeds to make a different sauce.


To Roast Peanuts - If you are planning on roasting them yourself at home, dry roast whole peanuts with skin removed. Ground the peanuts until they are very finely chopped. 


Gluten-Free option - Use your favorite gluten-free soy sauce or tamari (such as San-J).

Nutrition Facts
Easy Peanut Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Sodium 407mg18%
Potassium 99mg3%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.