Make our easy 5-minute keto peanut sauce with ingredients you probably already have at home. Perfect for spring rolls, dipping, salads, noodles, and much more!
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Keto Peanut Sauce: Your New Favorite Sauce
Everyone MUST learn how to make this keto peanut sauce! A good sauce can transform the simplest ingredients and take you from ‘there’s nothing to eat’ to ‘I can’t believe I made this!’ in as little as five minutes.
I've been perfecting this creamy, sweet, and savory keto peanut sauce for years, and now it's time to share it with everyone. One of the best things is how versatile this sauce is; I guarantee it will become one of your go-to sauces.
I love to use it as a dipping sauce for fresh vegetables and chicken skewers, and it's the perfect keto pad Thai peanut sauce. So, drizzle it over absolutely anything, from salads and vegetables to grilled meat, seafood, or poultry, to take them to the next level!
How To Make Easy Thai Peanut Sauce
This low carb peanut sauce is fuss-free and couldn't be more simple. You'll only need eight ingredients and one bowl. It's very versatile, so adjust the ingredients to your tastes.
- Natural peanut butter - Choose a natural, unsweetened, unsalted peanut butter to ensure you keep it keto.
- Coconut aminos - Adds savory umami flavor to the sauce. Alternatively, substitute with tamari or soy sauce if it doesn't need to be gluten-free.
- Rice vinegar - Adds the needed acidity to the sauce. Alternatively, substitute with apple cider vinegar.
- Lemon juice - A squeeze of lemon or lime juice to enhance all the flavors.
- Garlic - Fresh minced garlic or from a jar. Add extra if you like.
- Avocado oil - Alternatively, substitute for sesame oil or coconut oil.
- Turmeric - A signature spice and flavor in Thai food.
- Powdered Erythritol - This is the sugar-free sweetener used for the sauce. Alternatively, substitute for sugar-free sweeteners such as stevia, swerve, monk fruit, etc.
- Optional - Sesame seeds, red pepper flakes.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter with the coconut aminos, rice vinegar, lemon juice, minced garlic, avocado oil, turmeric, and Erythritol. Whisk all the ingredients together until they're well combined.
- Slowly add warm water, one tablespoon at a time, while continually whisking until the sauce reaches your desired consistency.
Tips and Variations
Sauce Consistency - You can change the consistency of this sauce depending on what you are using it for. A thinner consistency is great as a salad dressing, and a thicker consistency works wonderfully as a dipping sauce. Remember to add the water very slowly to avoid making it too runny.
Keto Peanut Butter - Always check labels carefully to ensure no added sugars. Check the ingredient list; there should only be one ingredient: peanuts. It's easy to make your own at home or in-store by grinding peanuts, then you know there's nothing added.
In the fridge: Store leftover sauce in an airtight container. How long does peanut sauce last? Because it's homemade and has no preservatives, it will keep for up to one week. For longer-term storage, it also freezes very well!
To freeze: Make a big double or triple batch and freeze the leftovers. Store in a freezer-proof airtight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months.
To defrost/thaw: It's very simple to defrost frozen peanut sauce. Place it in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals until soft and warm. You can also defrost it by placing it in a bowl in the fridge to thaw.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Keto Thai Peanut Sauce Healthy?
Yes, it's a light sauce made with natural ingredients. There are only 73 calories in Thai peanut sauce per tablespoon serving. Enjoy it for a low-calorie, healthy snack as a dip for fresh vegetables like cucumbers and bell peppers.
Is Peanut Sauce Gluten Free and Keto?
Yes, it's completely grain-free and gluten-free because it uses coconut aminos instead of traditional soy sauce. Each tablespoon of sauce contains just 2 grams of net carbs, much less than standard peanut sauce. This makes it a great option for your keto diet, and it's also vegan, vegetarian, sugar-free, and dairy-free.
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Keto Peanut Sauce Recipe - Easy Thai Sauce in 5 Minutes
- ½ cup Natural Peanut Butter
- 2 tablespoon Coconut Aminos
- 2 tablespoon Rice Vinegar
- 2 tablespoon Lemon Juice
- ½ clove Garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon Avocado Oil
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric
- 1 teaspoon Erythritol powdered
- Warm Water as needed to reach the desired consistency
- Combine the peanut butter with the coconut aminos, rice vinegar, lemon juice, minced garlic, avocado oil, turmeric, and Erythritol in a mixing bowl. Whisk all the ingredients together until they're well combined.
- Slowly and gradually add warm water, one tablespoon at a time, and whisk until you get the desired consistency.
- Make a thinner dressing for green salads by adding more water or a thicker sauce/dip for vegetables, meat, fish, and poultry.