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Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce Recipe

Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce Recipe

Use this versatile peanut sauce, with its zippy touch of chili powder, to toss with noodles or marinate meat. Of course, it’s a terrific dip for chicken wings, too! —Christine Omar, Harwich Port, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1. In a small saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the water, peanut butter, sugar and chili powder. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • 2. Remove from the heat; stir in the lemon juice, soy sauce and salt. Yield: 1-1/3 cups.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 80 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 281mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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angmclanc User ID: 3282588 267778
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2017

"I cut the soy down to a teaspoon and loved it. Delicious on cold noodles."

howeavenue User ID: 6211932 107714
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"Omit the soy! I don't know if my tastebuds are off or what, but I was skeptical about 2 tablespoons of soy, and so I added just 1. Even that was much, much too strong and I thought ruined and overpowered all the other really nice flavors. So I kept adding peanut butter and sugar to counteract it. The sauce was delicious before I put in any soy. Of course, I was tasting it on a spoon and not on any food which would spread out the flavor a little. But I will make it again, probably with no soy at all."

maggie do User ID: 5715449 174833
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2012

"Very easy to make and I received many compliments and positive comments on this sauce. I served it with Satay."

Liz Provencher User ID: 4994915 113734
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2010

"I love this sauce, I mix it with noodles and put spicy beef or pork strips over it and it is a huge family favorite."

degrootsl User ID: 1111319 130701
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2010

"Good with chicken satay--also as a dip with cumcumber slices and falafel chips. Will definitely make this again."

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