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Thai Peanut Sauce - this recipe is a staple in our house - serve it with Thai chicken satay or beef satay skewers | https://jeanetteshealthyliving.com

Thai Peanut Sauce

This is a classic sauce served with Thai Chicken Satay or Thai Beef Satay
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 90 kcal
Author Jeanette


  • 2 teaspoons grape seed oil
  • 1 teaspoon red curry paste
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ cup peanut butter or other nut butter
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon organic sugar


  1. Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add curry paste and turmeric, and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients and stir until thickened.
  2. Add more water as needed to reach desired consistency. As sauce sits, it will thicken, so you may need to add more water if you reheat it.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from The Best of Vietnamese & Thai Cooking by Mai Pham

Nutrition Facts
Thai Peanut Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 129mg6%
Potassium 90mg3%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.