Spicy Peanut Sauce

Spicy Peanut Sauce

This delectable, spicy sauce is always a phenomenal hit. Serve it over pasta, grains, salad greens, or steamed vegetables. It’s exceedingly flavorful, so a little goes a long way. 


1 – Place all the ingredients except the scallion in a blender, adding just enough broth or water to facilitate processing and create a fairly thick sauce. Process until very smooth and creamy, adding a small amount more liquid if necessary. Stir in the scallions. 

2 – Serve the sauce at room temperature, or transfer it to a storage container, and chill it in the refrigerator. It will keep for 3 to 5 days. 

The Cook's Secrets:

This sauce will thicken somewhat when refrigerated. If desired, thin it with a little more broth or water before using. 

Alternatively, the sauce may be blended by hand. Simply place the peanut butter in a medium mixing bowl, and gradually whisk in the liquid ingredients to create a smooth emulsion. Whisk in more broth or water, if necessary, and stir in the scallions.

Nutritional information

  • 1 cups
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  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter 
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce 
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice or mild vinegar (such as brown rice vinegar or white wine vinegar) 
  • 1 Tablespoon sweetener of your choice 
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, pressed 
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root, or ½ teaspoon ground ginger (optional) 
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Star® nutritional yeast 
  • ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste 
  • approx. cup vegetable broth or water, as needed 
  • 1 large scallion, thinly sliced