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The World’s Easiest Peanut Sauce Has 2 Ingredients

Just whisk them together and then drizzle it on everything. 

Published July 7, 2022.

Peanut sauce is in my top five favorite sauces. It’s creamy and nutty and zesty and incredibly versatile. You name it and I’ve probably put peanut sauce on it. 

There are dozens of ways to go about peanut sauce, but when I’m in a pinch, this one is my go-to.

Why? Because it’s only two ingredients.

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This recipe comes from our Five-Ingredient Dinners cookbook. The sauce starts with peanut butter and warm water (I don’t consider warm water an ingredient!). But the wowza moment comes from . . .

Thai red curry paste.

Thai red curry paste is a member of what we like to call the "Flavor-Bomb Pantry." The tiny jar is packed full of chiles, garlic, lemongrass, shallots, and even makrut lime. Just remember that a little goes a long way.

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So next time you’re jonesing for peanut sauce and you’ve got 5 minutes to spare, make this. It’s as simple as peanut butter, water, and Thai curry paste. Yum!

Pantry Peanut Sauce

Makes ½ cup 

  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 5 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 teaspoon Thai red curry paste

Whisk peanut butter, water, and red curry paste in bowl until smooth. Serve.

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