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Satay Sauce in under 5 minutes

Super creamy and delicious this Satay Sauce is a quick fix ready in under 5 minutes. Perfect for stir fries, noodle bowls, ramen bowls, Buddha bowls, veggie bowls, or vegetable kabobs. It will become a staple in your home for quick easy dinners that the whole family will love.

Satay Sauce in a jar.

You know I’m a guy and totally into sauces for potatoes, pasta, veggies, tortilla chips. So you have to try my sauce recipes like this Roasted Garlic Carbonara Sauce or the Spicy Tahini Pasta Sauce. If you’re looking for a spaghetti sauce, a homemade bbq sauce or more, please use the search bar and type “sauce”.

This Satay Sauce recipe is naturally vegan and made with only simple ingredients.

Once you try this sauce you can’t stop eating it. Trust me when I say this awesome sauce will be a staple forever for your easy dinner recipes for family.

Closeup of Satay Sauce in a jar.

By now you know this Satay Sauce is the real deal: creamy, aromatic, hearty, satisfying, addictive, versatile, super easy, flavorful, customizable, and a seriously delicious dipping sauce.

Even the pickiest kids will get a big soft spot on it to use it as peanut dipping sauce for carrots, broccoli and so much more.

As a result, everyone in your family will love veggies even more. These are great healthy snacks for kids and all the other family members so versatile.

A full bowl of oven fries.

What’s inside in this peanut satay sauce

You only need 5 ingredients to make this magic sauce, not counting salt and pepper, or water to thin:

  • peanut butter
  • garam masala
  • minced garlic
  • tamari (which is gluten free soy sauce but any other soy sauce will work)
  • coconut milk

You can add 2 other optional ingredients, if you like:

  • lime juice for a lemon flavor
  • maple syrup for a bit subtle sweetness

Pouring the Satay Sauce over oven fries.

How to make satay sauce

You don’t even need a blender or food processor to make this satay sauce. All you need is one bowl.

Combine all the ingredients like peanut butter, coconut milk, tamari, minced garlic, garam masala, and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. If you would like to add the optional lime juice and maple syrup, do it now.

Mix everything well with a spatula or wire whisk until well combined. Put the sauce into a jar with a lid. It will stay keep fresh for about 5 days.

Oven fries covered in satay sauce.

This healthy satay sauce makes such an amazing condiment to almost everything. As you can see in my pictures I really enjoy it over some fries!

Those golden fries are homemade in the oven but of course you can buy your favorite as well. I covered them with a lot of sauce, sprinkled some crushed peanuts, and cilantro on top.

Such a combination was really yummy and satisfying. If you’re looking for more easy dinner ideas, this will surely fit the craving. Also it is a must make for any meal prep ideas. It will go so well with many things. Just think about pasta, vermicelli, rice, quinoa, roasted chickpeas, baked cauliflower. You see it’s also good to dream big.

Oven fries with satay sauce, sprinkled with cilantro and chilies.

Options and variations

Need something new? Make an Indonesian satay sauce and add some ginger for more variety.

Looking for healthy stir fry recipes? Add some broccoli, peas, carrots, bell peppers and voila you have a stir fry recipe in no time. Couldn’t get any better and easier, right?

Another recommendation is to swap garam masala for curry paste like I did before in this Thai Peanut Sauce with Basil and you have a Thai stir satay sauce in no time.

Two views of the sauce in a jar and over oven fries.

If you give this Satay Sauce a try, take a picture and tag me on Instagram and Facebook.

I love seeing all your remakes.

Cheers, Florian.

Closeup of Satay Sauce in a jar.

Satay Sauce in under 5 minutes

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Super creamy and delicious this Satay Sauce is a quick fix ready in under 5 minutes. Perfect for stir fries, noodle bowls, ramen bowls, Buddha bowls, veggie bowls, or vegetable kabobs. It will become a staple in your home for quick easy dinners that the whole family will love.

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp garam masala spice blend
  • 2 tbs tamari
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • salt, pepper to taste

Optional:

  • 2 Tbs lime juice
  • 2 tsp maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients like peanut butter, coconut milk, tamari, minced garlic, garam masala, and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. If you would like to add the optional lime juice and maple syrup, do it now.
  2. Mix everything well with a spatula or wire whisk until well combined. Put the sauce into a jar with a lid. It will stay keep fresh for about 5 days.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 3 Tbs
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Total Fat: 16.8gSaturated Fat: 8.1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6.2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 7.7gFiber: 2gSugar: 2.2gProtein: 5.3g
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Sue Hodges

Saturday 25th of April 2020

Wow this is delicious. Much better than any l have bought. Will be making this all the time now. Thanks so much for the recipe.

B

Tuesday 12th of March 2019

Is this canned coconut milk or carton? Thanks

Florian

Tuesday 12th of March 2019

Hi B! I used canned coconut milk!