Thai Peanut Sauce with Basil

  • Author: Contentedness Cooking
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: sauce, salad, condiment
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: Thai, vegan, gluten free, condiment


This Thai Peanut Sauce recipe is one of my all-time best. It is ready in under 5 minutes and can be combined with vegetables (love it with broccoli), snacks, or even be the base of a tasty salad dressing. Made with peanut butter, red curry paste, coconut milk, and garlic, it is naturally vegan.



  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbs red curry paste
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup water to thin
  • 1/2 cup basil, freshly chopped
  • salt, pepper to taste


  1. In a bowl combine peanut butter, garlic, Thai red curry paste, coconut milk, water, half of the chopped basil. Season with salt and pepper and mix with a spatula until everything well combined. Garnish with the rest basil on top.


You can also make this sauce in a blender or food processor, or with an immersion blender. However, I strongly recommend that you do not add the basil from the start – it will make the sauce green. Just add half of the given amount right before the end, and just pulse the mix 1 or 2 times.


  • Serving Size: 1 Tbs
  • Calories: 116
  • Sugar: 1.1 g
  • Sodium: 76.8 mg
  • Fat: 9.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5.1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.5 g
  • Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 4.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

Keywords: Thai, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, condiment, peanut sauce, plant based,