Lighter Peanut Sauce

chicken satays peanut sauce
Photo: Bryan Gardner
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
Makes 1/2 cup

Just like the classic version but better for you because it swaps out regular peanut butter for the powdered kind. The tangy, umami-packed sauce makes a delicious, more nutritious dip for our Chicken Satay Skewers and would also be wonderful with crudites.


  • ½ cup powdered peanut butter

  • ¼ teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice

  • 1 ½ teaspoons fish sauce

  • ½ teaspoon sambal oelek, optional


  1. In a small bowl, mix powdered peanut butter with 1/4 cup water. Add sesame oil, lime juice, and fish sauce; whisk to combine. Add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Stir in sambal oelek, if desired. Sauce can be stored in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 days.

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