Are you looking for a delicious meal that takes next to no time to prepare? Look no further than our lime peanut sauce! This versatile and aromatic sauce is full of flavor, making it the perfect companion to any dish. Not only that, but this recipe includes at least a few of the ten essential ingredients of Thai Cooking! So if you’re looking for a fast and fresh dinner option, give this lime peanut sauce recipe a try.
Lime Peanut Sauce is a versatile and aromatic sauce full of flavor. It’s a common ingredient in Southeast Asian recipes; you can find it with pasta, chicken, and as a dipping sauce for snacks. This sauce takes next to no time to prepare. You can make it a few days in advance and have it on hand for dinner later in the week. If you do this, store it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. When you’re ready to cook, pull the sauce out of the fridge and allow it to warm before tossing it with your meal.
The beauty of lime peanut sauce is how easy it is to make. You need basic ingredients like peanut butter, garlic, coconut milk, fish sauce, and honey. Once you have these items on hand, mix them and cook until thickened! You can make this sauce in advance and store it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. When you’re ready to cook your meal, take the sauce out of the fridge and allow it to warm before tossing it with your meal.
This recipe calls for pasta as its base ingredient; however, feel free to get creative! If you’re brave enough, add some chili peppers or ginger for extra heat and flavor. Alternatively, if you want something milder than traditional Thai dishes, leave out these ingredients altogether—the lime peanut sauce will still be delicious! Serve alongside our Honey Lime Shrimp or use it as a dipping sauce for snacks like spring rolls or dumplings.
We added our peanut sauce to noodles for this meal, but feel free to try it with any number of recipes! Serve alongside our Honey Lime Shrimp, or make the sauce a little thinner and drizzle over rice or a salad. Make this as spicy as you like, or leave out the heat for a sauce that’s a little sweeter.
Adapting our Lime Peanut Sauce Recipe
Recipes are meant to be an inspiration. That’s the way we see it. Don’t feel like you have to make this Lime Peanut Sauce exactly the way our recipe shows. Get creative. Experiment. Try something different. Here are some ideas in case you need a little boost with adapting this recipe:
- Marinate chicken breast or fish filet in the sauce before grilling
- Use as a dipping sauce for chicken satay
- On a low-carb diet? Make lettuce wraps with raw julienne carrots and peppers, steamed shrimp, and cilantro, and top with this sauce.
No matter what dish you choose to pair with lime peanut sauce, one thing is certain—it’s sure to be delicious! The best part about cooking with this incredibly versatile ingredient? You can make it ahead of time so that all your hard work is done before your guests arrive. Plus, there’s no need to worry about complicated recipes or expensive ingredients; follow our simple steps and enjoy the results! Get out there and start experimenting with different flavors until you find one perfect for your taste buds! Bon appetite!
Aromatic Lime Peanut Sauce on Pasta
- 3/4 lb Spaghetti pasta
- 1 c Peanut butter
- 1/4 c Soy sauce Low sodium
- 1/4 c Water
- 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
- 2 tbsp Fresh lime juice
- 3/4 inch Fresh ginger finely grated
- 2 tbsp Waxing Kara Honey
- 1/4 tbsp Sriracha sauce
- 1 Scallion cut into pieces
- 1/2 c Raw unsalted peanuts
- Cook the pasta in a large pot of water according to the directions on the package. Drain and rinse with cold water.
- While the pasta is cooking steam 3-4 cups of any desired vegetables (snowpeas, broccoli, cauliflower) over a large pot of boiling water and steam it for 3-5 minutes. The size of the veggies will determine how long to steam.
- Puree the peanut butter, soy sauce, water, vinegar, lime juice, scallion, ginger, honey, and sriracha sauce in the food processor or blender until smooth.
- Before serving, toss the pasta with 3/4 cup of peanut sauce. Divide into 6 servings and top with steamed vegetables. Drizzle the remaining sauce on top. Serve topped with raw peanuts and chopped scallion.