Peanut Sauce

Peanut sauces are common accompaniments to Thai and Indonesian dishes.

  • Yield: Makes 1 1/2 cups

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August/September 1992


  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sambal (Indonesian chile paste)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • Coconut milk or water to thin
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced


  1. In a blender or food processor, combine first 6 ingredients until smooth. Add lemon juice to taste.

  2. With machine running, add coconut milk or water until sauce reaches desired consistency. Garnish with scallion slices.


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