61 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 35
  • 4 Rating Star 15
  • 3 Rating Star 9
  • 1 Rating Star 1
  • 2 Rating Star 1

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.

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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

64.51 calories; 2.22 g protein; 4.44 g carbohydrates; 4.64 g fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 151.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

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.
(62)

Most helpful critical review

12/24/2013
Mine came out too liquidy. I simmered it to boil out some of the water which caused the oil in the peanut butter to separate. Bad choice. It ended up a lumpy mess.
61 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 35
  • 4 Rating Star 15
  • 3 Rating Star 9
  • 1 Rating Star 1
  • 2 Rating Star 1
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.
(62)
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!!!
(34)
12/31/2007
Excellent dipping sauce. Instead of adding the cornstarch I just let the sauce slow cook and it turned out excellent.
(25)
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.
(17)
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.
(14)
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.
(10)
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.
(9)
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!!!!!
(8)
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!
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