I’m Nuts About this Scrumptious, Easy Spicy Peanut Sauce. {Recipe}

Via on Dec 28, 2013

spring rolls peanut sauce

Peanut sauce is my favorite condiment of all time.

I’m nuts about it. (Giggle.)

Along with coconut curry, it’s a frequently featured item in our kitchen. It’s delicious to use in stir fry, dipping raw veggies, spring rolls and as a salad dressing. And it’s also super expensive to buy a bottle of it at the store.

After one failed, inedible attempt a few years back, in which I used salted peanuts and mistakenly added more salt, I gave up. Eventually, I picked myself up, dusted myself off and discovered last year that it’s quite simple and quick—and a whole lot cheaper—to make peanut sauce at home.

Here’s the recipe. The great thing is that it’s easy to adapt. Use the garlic, onion and/or jalapeno, depending on your tastes and preferences.


  • 1 tbsp olive or other cooking oil
  • one small onion, finely chopped
  • 3-5 cloves of garlic, crushed or minced
  • one medium jalapeno pepper, finely chopped (with seeds if you want it to come out extra spicy)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tbsp honey or agave nectar
  • one cup organic peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Saute the onion, garlic and/or jalapeno pepper in the oil over medium heat until the onion is translucent.
  • Lower heat, add soy sauce and honey. Then add peanut butter and water to make the sauce the desired consistency (roughly a 2:1 ratio of peanut butter to water). Stir until smooth.
  • Remove from heat and serve or use as stir-fry sauce with tofu, vegetables (and meat, if you must).

Isn’t that ridiculously easy? Never pay $10 for a store-bought bottle again. Enjoy!


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About Michelle Margaret Fajkus

Michelle Margaret Fajkus is a free spirit and an open book. She is founder of Yoga Freedom, co-creator of EnlightenEd and retreat coordinator for Villa Sumaya. Michelle learned yoga from a book at age 12, found zen in California at 23 and moved to Guatemala at 29. She enjoys unplanned days, hiking, poetry, leading yoga retreats, devouring books, improvisational vegetarian cooking and gazing at the lake, trees and sky from her balcony. She lives at Lake Atitlan in Guatemala with her soul mates. Connect with Michelle via Google+ or Facebook.


3 Responses to “I’m Nuts About this Scrumptious, Easy Spicy Peanut Sauce. {Recipe}”

  1. Stacey B. says:

    Looks delicious! And so easy, thanks!

  2. Laura Kutney laurakutney says:

    Wow! Now this I can not pass up. Making very soon—probably today! Thanks!

  3. Laura says:

    Wow! So easy! Thanks for the recipe!

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