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Peanut Sauce

Peanut Sauce

Peanut sauce is a great way to add flavor to appetizers, salads, noodles, fried tofu, and satays. The Chinese version of peanut sauce doesn't have the sharp taste of Thai peanut sauce recipes made with curry paste, but is just as flavorful. 


  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder, or to taste


Warm the chicken broth in a small saucepan and keep warm on low heat.

Process the peanut butter, garlic cloves, cilantro and mint leaves and sugar in a blender or food processor. Slowly add the warmed chicken broth and process again.

Remove from the blender and stir in the soy sauce, and the chili powder to taste.

Serve peanut sauce with satay and salads, or as an appetizer dip.

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