Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Thai Peanut Butter Sauce (vegan & gluten-free)

The weather in Michigan is always unpredictable and last week was no exception. Our temperatures soared from a chilly 32º F up to a humid 81ºF. The extreme heat felt amazing, and I found myself playing around with fast and easy treats to make on a hot summer day.

Today, I’m sharing my Vegan & Gluten-free Thai Peanut Butter Sauce. This sauce is delicious (if I do say so myself) and very versatile. Use it as the perfect dip for Spring Rolls and cut-up veggies, or use it as a sauce to make a delightful Pad Thai.

Thai Peanut Butter Sauce (vegan & gluten-free)
by Laura Friendly
start to finish: 10 minutes
makes: 3 cups
  • 1½ cups creamy peanut butter
  • ¾ cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • ½ cup agave nectar
  • ¼ cup gluten-free soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp gluten-free sriracha
  • 5 roasted garlic cloves (or to taste)
  • juice of 1 lime (around 2 tbsp)
  • fresh ginger, grated
  • freshly chopped cilantro and peanuts, optional

In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, coconut milk, agave, soy sauce, sriracha, garlic, lime juice and ginger. Blend until the sauce is nice and creamy.

Before serving, top with fresh cilantro and peanuts.

note: this sauce can be refrigerated in an airtight container, for up to one week

See this recipe on HelloGiggles!


  1. Hi Laura--just checked out your blog and subscribed to it. Beautiful photos and your food looks amazing--the flavors and ideas are right up my alley. Thanks for sharing this with me and I look forward to trying some of your goodies in my own kitchen!

    1. Thanks Aura! I checked out your blog and I love what you are doing. You have great variety and a lovely writing style. I will be trying out some of your goodies as well. Maybe we should get together for coffee? Happy cooking!

  2. This looks so yummy. I JUST found out I am sensitive to gluten, and I have been sensitive to dairy fat for a long time. I also JUST started my own gluten-free blog, and cannot wait to make some friends in the gluten-free blogging community. Can't wait to see what else you have in store!

    1. Hi Dee! Welcome to the blogging community (and gluten-free world;). This is such a great outlet, I know you'll love it. Dairy and gluten… I know! It's a bit of work, at first, but you will LOVE how much better your body feels. Happy blogging!