Oil-Free Vegan Thai Peanut Sauce

As you probably already figured out, I love Thai food. The variations in flavors — from sweet to savory to spicy, and sometimes all three together — and fresh, colorful veggies keep me coming back for more. You can take almost any Thai dish and convert it to a vegan or WFPB recipe. One of my favorites to order in a Thai restaurant is vegetables with peanut sauce. Add some red pepper flakes to this sweet-savory dish and I’m all over it!

So of course I decided to make an oil-free vegan version of this awesomesauce and send it your way! This one is always a hit at home, especially with the kids, who probably think I’m just melting peanut butter on their veggies… but hey, they’re eating their veggies! This oil-free vegan Thai peanut sauce has so many different uses. Let me know in the comments how you used it!

oil free peanut sauce

Oil-Free Vegan Thai Peanut Sauce

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Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

What you’ll need

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 ¾ cups powdered peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger

How you’ll do it

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine water, syrup, soy sauce, and ginger.
  • Whisk while heating until blended.
  • When heated, add powdered peanut butter slowly, continuing to whisk while adding it in.
  • Once fully combined, stir continuously while heating until sauce is desired thickness.
  • If too thin, add more peanut butter. If too thick, add water. Adjust soy sauce or syrup to desired salty/savory or sweetness.
  • Use as a for dipping, serve over vegetables with rice, or use as a sauce for veggie noodles. So many options!

Did you make this? Well, what did you think? Leave a comment and let me know how it came out, or if you have a question about the recipe, fire away!

Do you have a favorite recipe you’d like to share on KevCooksPlants? Send it to me at kev@kevcooksplants.com and I’ll take a look (and of course credit you when it’s posted).

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