Remember that TO DIE FOR peanut sauce I talked about in the Vietnamese Spring Rolls post?
Well, here ya go. And it’s SO easy. It takes a few minutes and you only need FIVE ingredients! (okay 6, if we count water… but we don’t, right?)
I think the trick is to get fresh peanut butter. I’m not talking about a fresh jar. I’m talking about the fresh, ooey gooey peanut butter that is crushed right before your eyes.
At Whole Foods Market they have machines that crush the nuts with the press of the button. They also have BIG vats of freshly crushed peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, you name it. When I scooped some out, I got a huge whiff of peanut butter. I just wanted to go for a swim in there. Mmmmmm!
In addition to the fresh peanut butter, you only need:
- Hoisin sauce
- Soy sauce
This sauce won’t last long in your house, I promise. It lasted about 16 hours, and I was shocked. Bowls may or may not have been licked clean…
We enjoyed this peanut sauce with Vietnamese Spring Rolls and also on an impromptu vermicelli noodle salad the following day.
A.K.A this Vietnamese Spring Roll in a Bowl.
I will make this peanut sauce plenty more times in the future. I’m sure it will go great with chicken skewers, pad thai noodles, soba noodles, stir frys, and more!
5 Ingredient Easy Peanut Sauce
- 3/4 c. peanut butter
- 1.5 tbsp Hoisin sauce
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp fresh ginger minced
- Place peanut butter in mixing bowl and slowly add 6 tablespoons of warm water (2 tbsp at a time) and stir. Texture should become more liquid.
- Add hoisin sauce, soy sauce, lemon and ginger.
- Serve with your favorite dish!