Hey guys! Here’s a quick recipe today, it’s one of my all time favorites. It’s an incredibly versatile Asian peanut sauce. You can add it to any Asian stir fried veggies or chicken. It’s also delicious as a veggie dip, or as a sauce in some pasta with mixed vegetables. It’s creamy, protein-packed and incredibly flavorful. My mouth is watering just typing this!
If you are gluten free, like I am, you know that finding wheat-free ingredients can be a challenge. Soy sauce has been one of those problem ingredients for me. It seems almost all of them have wheat, and the ones that don’t seem to all have corn of some sort.
I’m also trying to cut back on soy because of the potential endocrine disrupting side-effects, so I was on the lookout for a soy-free, gluten-free, corn-free alternative. What a task that ended up being…
Luckily, I discovered coconut aminos recently, which act as the perfect soy sauce substitute! Coconut aminos are made with the sap of coconuts, and sea salt.
It is slightly lighter than soy sauce, rich in flavor, and salty like soy sauce usually is. Plus it has no added artificial or natural flavors like soy sauce usually does. For those of you who don’t like the flavor of coconut, no need to worry here. There is no coconut flavor whatsoever!
The coconut aminos work excellent in this recipe. If you are not gluten-free, feel free to use regular soy sauce instead. Either way, this is a winner!
Hope you enjoy this Asian peanut sauce, I’ve worked quite hard to perfect this one 🙂
Asian Peanut Sauce (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan)
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup soy sauce or coconut aminos
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp minced ginger
- Juice of one lime
- 2 Tbsp white vinegar
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- Red pepper flakes to taste
- pinch of salt I love this Himalayan pink salt
- Add all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Add additional soy sauce, if the sauce is too thick, or additional peanut butter if too thin.
- Add sauce to your favorite recipe.