Believe me, once you make your own peanut sauce, you'll never look back! This homemade version is lower in carbs, sugar-free (contains no refined sugar) and a lot healthier than shop-bought sauces.
Perfect for salads, marinating chicken in and dipping your favourite snacks into, this healthy peanut sauce is made with just 7 ingredients. But the best bit? It's super easy to make and you'll have this whipped up within 5 minutes!
While there are many recipes online, this is my simple version. Most call for lime, but I've decided to roll with lemon - a more popular ingredient sitting in everyone's kitchens, I believe.
I've also added a touch of ginger and chilli - two ingredients I adore - which helps finish the flavouring of the sauce off nicely. You can skip the chilli if you're not a lover, but I think it adds a nice gentle kick.
Healthy Sugar-free Peanut Sauce
- 65g smooth peanut butter
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp agave nectar
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 2 tbsp water
- Pinch of chilli flakes
Pour all of the ingredients apart from the water into a bowl and whisk together until you have a smooth consistency. If you need to, add the water and whisk some more.
Depending on the brand of your peanut butter (different roasts have different thickness, etc), you may need to add a little more water to thin out the sauce.
Once happy with the thickness of your sauce, serve.