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Asian Healthy Homemade Peanut Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Since I moved to Asia, I’ve explored more and more new tastes. I have never tried peanut sauce before. I believe, my first time was in Vietnam or Bali. After trying it, I totally fell in love with this sauce. I was totally surprised, as I am not a big fan of mixing sweetness with dishes like lunch or dinner, however this sauce has stolen my heart. As always, I had to find my own healthy version of this delicious dish and that is how this recipe was created. I serve the sauce with chicken, fish, vegetables, homemade rolls, wraps and so on. You must try it!
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Keyword: Dip, Peanut Butter, Sauce, Spread
Servings: 1 jar
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce replace with gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos for keto diet
  • 1/2 tablespoon of chopped ginger
  • 1 chopped clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon of hot sauce use hot sauce which doesn’t include sugar, I used American Garden brand as it seems to have the best ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon of coco syrup use sweetener for more keto oriented recipe
  • 1/3 cup of water
  1. Chop the garlic and ginger. Ideally, it should be minced, however, chopped garlic and ginger will do a job as well.
  2. Mix water, peanut butter and soy sauce (gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos) in the bowl.

  3. Add ginger, garlic, apple cider, hot sauce and coco syrup (sweetener) to the mixture and mix all together until smooth.

  4. Transfer everything to a fancy jar and serve.
  5. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Keto: There are different informations about soy sauce on keto diet. 

"Soy sauce is a great way to season many dishes to get an Asian flavor when on the keto diet.  Many Asian keto recipes will add soy sauce.  In 1 tablespoon is only 1 gram of net carbs.  A lot of keto recipes call for about 1/4 cup.  This is still only 4 grams of carbs, and usually it will have multiple servings per recipe.

When you’re on the keto diet, you are free to use soy sauce for flavoring Asian dishes.  You should be aware of how much the recipe calls for, and how many servings per recipe.  Remember, 1 tablespoon equals 1 carb."  based on KetoDomain.com


"Most soy sauce isn’t keto-friendly, but gluten-free tamari sauce and coconut aminos are great Keto-friendly alternatives.

It’s actually because most soy sauce contains gluten.

Traditionally, soy sauce is made simply by fermenting soybeans. And fermentation gets rid of most of the problems with soybeans.

However, nowadays, wheat is usually added to the soybeans. But you can still find wheat-free and gluten-free soy sauce.

Look for brands labeled gluten-free tamari sauce – these are keto-friendly." says KetoSummit.com


I will leave choice to you :)


The sauce gets thicker over time. Add more water before serving to make it thinner.

The sauce is perfect with spring rolls or wraps.