Rating: 4.27 stars
67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3

This makes a great sweet and savory sauce or salad dressing like the ones served at restaurants. It makes a great dip for fresh Thai or Vietnamese spring rolls. It's easy to make and I usually have all the ingredients in my cupboard. Garnish with mint leaves and chopped peanuts if desired.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
2 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Dissolve the cornstarch in 1/2 cup of cold water; set aside.

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  • Whisk together the soy sauce, peanut butter, brown sugar, white vinegar, sesame oil, and 1 cup warm water in a small saucepan over medium heat; simmer and stir until sugar has dissolved. Stir in the cornstarch mixture; simmer until the sauce is thick, 1 or 2 minutes. Serve warm. Garnish with chopped peanuts and mint leaves as desired.

Nutrition Facts

65 calories; protein 2.2g; carbohydrates 4.4g; fat 4.6g; sodium 151.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (53)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2009
I was looking for a quick Thai peanut salad dressing. I was doubtful as I was making it but was definitely pleased with the outcome. I wanted more of the salad so I could have more dressing! I did not change the recipe at all. Read More
(64)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/12/2010
The consistency and basic recipe is pretty good but the end product was a bit bland for me. I added some powdered ginger (no fresh on hand) extra soy sauce honey and sriracha chili sauce. I think the mint would have helped as would green onions and cilantro in the accompanying dish. Read More
(4)
67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2009
I was looking for a quick Thai peanut salad dressing. I was doubtful as I was making it but was definitely pleased with the outcome. I wanted more of the salad so I could have more dressing! I did not change the recipe at all. Read More
(64)
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2007
I modified this recipie with about 2 tsp of fresh pulverized ginger and 1 tsp Chinese hot mustard. WOW. It tastes just like the veggie dip from my fav. Japanese restaurant in town. THANK YOU!!! Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2007
Excellent dipping sauce. Instead of adding the cornstarch I just let the sauce slow cook and it turned out excellent. Read More
(26)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2008
GREAT basic sauce. We used it the first time for a dipping sauce for seafood then I used it in a stir-fry the second night. I made a chicken stir-fry added a package of stir-fry vegetables added a little stir-fry sauce to give it a little kick and then the peanut dressing. I tossed it with spaghetti and it was the best stir-fry dish I have made. Nice flavors. It makes a pretty big recipe so try it many different ways. I can't wait to try something else with it today. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2010
YUMMY!! I made this dressing for Thai Chicken Wraps and it turned out really good. The only thing I changed was I didn't add the water and cornstarch mixture just let it simmer for about 15-20 mins and it thickened up just fine. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2010
Delicious. Just what I was looking for to make a salad. The recipe is great as is, but I also checked out the customized version " Asian Style Peanut Sauce By: jsheridan1956" and thought I would like some of the ingredients he used. So I added a little more Rice Vinegar, some Mae Ploy sauce, a little honey, and a teaspoon of powdered ginger (of course fresh would have been even better). YUM! I could drink this stuff. My salad included green onion and cilantro so those flavors added a lot to the dish. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2009
This was so yummy! We had leftover Thai restaurant food but not enough for the whole family so I whipped up some of this dressing and some rice threw a little leftover grilled chicken in and YUM! Will do this instead of taking the fam out for Thai next time I have a hankering. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2010
I make this all the time. I make extra and keep it in a water bottle to store in the fridge. What a great quick salad dressing or to toss in with stirfry. AWESOME!!!!! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2011
Followed the recipe exactly but made enough for just 1 person since I live alone. wouldn't change a thing about this dressing it is five stars as is. Adding some fresh ginger and a dash of siracha sauce takes it to another level. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
10/12/2010
The consistency and basic recipe is pretty good but the end product was a bit bland for me. I added some powdered ginger (no fresh on hand) extra soy sauce honey and sriracha chili sauce. I think the mint would have helped as would green onions and cilantro in the accompanying dish. Read More
(4)