5-ingredient Peanut Sauce Recipe

I love making a stir fry because it’s the perfect way to use up leftover vegetables. Sometimes I like to switch up my standard soy sauce seasoning with something a little spicier. And since I’m a peanut fanatic, this super easy spicy peanut sauce recipe is perfect.

homemade peanut sauce recipe

Spicy Peanut Sauce

Makes ~1/2 cup sauce
  •    1/4 cup honey
  •    2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  •    1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce (or tamari if you’re gluten free)
  •    1/2 tsp red curry chili paste
  •    1/4 tsp crushed red pepper

Mix it all up, and you’re done. It really is that simple! I used mine over a bed of rice noodles and veggies, but you could pretty much use this on anything. I’m thinking it could even be used as a salad dressing, depending on what kind of salad you’re in the mood for.

I made dinner for my friend Eric, and he’s not a big fan of peanut things, but even he enjoyed this! (I gave him the option of other sauces, and he still went with this one… so that’s good, right?) I just bought a box of rice noodles, and a bag of frozen Asian style veggies. After boiling the noodles, and stir frying the veggies in a bit of coconut oil, I just stirred it around in the frying pan.

spicy peanut sauce recipe

Oh, and this whole dinner is dairy free and gluten-free, you know, if you’re into that sort of thing. It’s so easy to make, it’s the perfect stir fry sauce!

healthy 5 ingredient peanut stir fry sauce


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What’s your favorite easy recipe?


  1. Oh HELLOOOOO Yummo!!!! I will be making this for SURE! love peanut sauce! 🙂

  2. Yay! I really do love this stuff. I think it’s the honey/red pepper flake combo that makes me swoon. Or that there’s only 5 ingredients involved. That helps, too… 😉

  3. Umm YUM!!! 😀

  4. That looks great, I love peanut sauce! I just made a peanut and lime sauce, I’ll definitely have to try adding the honey next time!

  5. I’m stuck in a salsa/greek yogurt sauce rut, so this peanut sauce sounds like the perfect option for variety! Looks great 🙂

  6. Gabby @ Gabby's Gluten-Free says:

    Yuuuum! I used to make something like this all the time and pour it on absolutely everything. I think it’s making a comeback tonight!

  7. Oooooo this definitely sounds like my kind of thing, delicious!!

  8. I love spicy food. I have to try it…soon…

    Gr. Rianne

  9. Peanut sauce is one of my very most favorite things. My kids love it too so it’s a dish I make often, with veggies and rice of course as well. Although I double the sauce cause it’s so good, it’s similar to your recipe.

  10. I love making peanut sauce dishes with sriracha, it’s so yummy!! And especially on chicken and broccoli, totally a great little Chinese dish 😀

  11. I looooove peanut sauce. And I second the lady above me suggesting sriracha–it blended into peanut sauce is just-right-spicy-amazingness.

  12. Yummm!! This sounds so good and easy!

  13. OK now I am HUNGRY for Thai food…lol! That dish looks so yummy I could eat the computer screen. Another great one!!

  14. Your peanut sauce looks great – I like to add sriracha and white wine vinegar to mine – makes it SO spicy!

  15. Wow that last shot is making my hungry, haha! This looks great!

  16. this peanut sauce looks fantastic girl! love super easy recipe ideas like this esp that pack tons of flavor. well done, def want to try this soon 🙂

  17. peanut sauce looks incredible, I bet that sauce is good on just about anything 🙂

  18. You’re 5 ingredient recipes are swooning me over here!! HELLO Gorgeous Sauce!!!

    I’m rocking this one thats for sure!


  19. I bet that would be an amazing salad dressing, or just on steamed green veg – and I love the beautiful swirly picture of it 🙂

  20. That looks fantastic. I like anything I can put over pasta and that fits the bill.

  21. This looks so delicious! Going to have to try it as soon as possible.

  22. Thank you for your comment! I’m definitely adding some peanut butter to my next smoothie 🙂 That squash looks delicious. It’s kind of a healthier take on a bread bowl. I love it. And, yes, if you had brought Chipotle into my office, I def would have bee jealous.

  23. Oops meant to leave that on the WIAW post, but you get the idea 🙂

  24. Ooo. That looks nice and simple!! I’ll have to give it a try.

  25. After your comment about making your own sauce I had to find the recipe!! This one looks AWESOME! I will be trying this asap!

  26. Where do you find the red curry chili paste?

  27. Mmm I can’t wait to make this! It looks so decadent- I can’t believe there’s only 2 T. Of butter in there!

  28. YES!!! This looks so good! I can’t wait to try it!!

  29. My kids love stir fry! I am always on the hunt for healthy sauces. However, my youngest is allergic to peanuts. Do you think I could substitute almond or sun butter and get a good result?

  30. one of my favorite quick and easy dishes – some veggies, noodles or quinoa, and peanut sauce. need to make this soon!

  31. Yay I have all the ingredients!
    I know what we’re having for dinner tomorrow!

  32. Loving this sauce! I bet it’s so versatile and I could def see myself using this in all sorts of noodle dishes or stir fries. 🙂

  33. I LOVE peanut sauce and your link caught my eye at the Best Of The Weekend party. This is so happening in our house soon. Thank you for the recipe – pinning to share and bookmark 🙂

  34. I pinned this! YUM!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipe, crafts, and tips: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  35. Hi Liz. How lovely to meet you. Thank you so much for linking up to the Thriving on Thursdays linky party last week. I love peanut sauce, especially a spicy one and one with not many ingredients. Thank you for sharing your recipe. Just letting you know I’m featuring your post at tomorrow’s party. Would love to see more of your wonderful recipes. Thanks again.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

  36. Pinning and printing this to try, love recipes that don’t have 20 ingredients! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the DI & DI Link Party, we loved having you!

  37. GreenTea12 says:

    What’s a good honey substitute? My mom used to make a peanut sauce such as this for putting on shiritaki noodles (only way I’d eat them haha!) But I’m vegan so any idea what I could substitute? Agave?


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