The Best Indonesian Peanut Sauce

“This recipe comes from the vegetarian times and is actually a vegan recipe, though I am not either of those things :-). I made this because I just LOVE peanut sauces and this is the best one I have had, not to mention how simple it was to make! I used reduced fat peanut butter and it didn't seem to affect the recipe at all. It will keep up to a week or so in the fridge and personally, I like to either toss it with noodles and chicken or serve it with chicken chunks over brown rice. I don't like things spicy and this was perfect. I also saute the chicken chunks in 1 tsp sesame oil just to enhance the flavor. It makes quite a bit of sauce, I would say it serves 6! Enjoy!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat Oil in saucepan over medium-low heat.
  2. Saute shallot in oil 2 minutes, or until beginning to soften.
  3. Add garlic and red pepper flakes, and saute 1 minute (until fragrant).
  4. Whisk in peanut butter, coconut milk, soy sauce, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup water until smooth and bring to a boil.
  5. Simmer about 5 minutes.
  6. stir in lime juice.
  7. This can be served hot or at room temperature.
  8. Enjoy!

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