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Easy Peanut Sauce Recipe for Spring Rolls

Spring rolls are a quick and easy vegetarian dinner option you can prepare without the need for baking. But you can’t enjoy a vegetable spring roll without a delicious sauce. This easy peanut sauce recipe for spring rolls is the perfect complement to the vegetables and rice inside your rolls. You’ll love the tangy combination of peanut butter and sriracha in this delicious dip.

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What Do I Need to This Peanut Sauce Recipe?

This easy recipe is made with just a few simple ingredients, which means you can prepare it in a matter of minutes. After rolling up your fresh vegetable spring rolls, grab these six ingredients to prepare your peanut sauce:

Overhead view of plate of vegetable spring rolls with peanut sauce.

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How Do I Make Peanut Sauce for Spring Rolls?

After you have all your ingredients ready to go, you just need to follow one simple step to prepare this easy sauce: 

Step One: Mix the Sauce Ingredients

Pour the peanut butter, soy sauce, maple syrup, hoisin sauce, sriracha sauce, and sesame oil in a small bowl. Whisk the ingredients together until they’re smooth or well combined.

Steps to making peanut sauce.Step Two: Serve with Spring Rolls

Separate the prepared sauce into small bowls and serve with along side your vegetable spring rolls for dipping.

Peanut Sauce Recipe Ideas

This quick and easy recipe is perfect for enjoying with a fresh spring roll. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make adjustments to suit your own tastes and dietary needs. Try these recipe ideas the next time you make this peanut sauce recipe at home:

  • Use natural peanut butter: Natural peanut butter is a great option for this peanut sauce recipe because it’s typically smoother than traditional peanut butter. But if your natural peanut butter does not include any added sugar, you may need to increase the amount of maple syrup used in your peanut sauce.
  • Add some acid: To enhance the flavor of your sauce, consider adding a little bit of acid to the recipe with the help of citrus or vinegar. Whisking in a small amount of fresh lemon or lime juice or a splash if rice vinegar can add to the flavor of your sauce.
  • Give it more heat: While the sriracha sauce will add some heat to your dip, you can add even more spice to your peanut sauce with chile paste. Mix a small amount of paste into your sauce with the rest of the ingredients to give your peanut sauce a kick of spice.

Small bowl of peanut sauce with edible flower on top.

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How Do You Fix Broken Peanut Sauce?

Since this peanut sauce recipe is made with peanut butter and oil, the two ingredients can sometimes separate as the sauce sits. Luckily, it’s simple to repair broken peanut sauce. If your oil starts to separate from the rest of the sauce, just use a whisk to carefully blend the ingredients back together until they’re smooth.

One easy way to keep your sauce from separating is to make sure to slowly add the oil to the sauce to ensure it gets fully incorporated. If you’re worried about your sauce breaking, start by combining all the sauce ingredients except the oil. Whisk the ingredients together until smooth, then slowly pour in the oil, whisking as you pour. Continue stirring until the oil is fully incorporated in the rest of the sauce ingredients.

Overhead view of peanut sauce with spring rolls on a plate.

Does Peanut Sauce Go Bad?

Freshly made peanut sauce will keep for up to one week when it’s stored in the refrigerator. But since this sauce is made with peanut butter, storing it in the fridge will usually cause the sauce to thicken. When you’re ready to use your leftover peanut sauce, you can allow it to come to room temperature by letting it sit on the counter. Or heat the sauce in the microwave for a few seconds before serving.

If your sauce is too thick, even after it’s been reheated, try adding a small amount of water to the mixture to thin it to your desired consistency.

Vegetable spring roll with peanut sauce on it.

How Do You Freeze Peanut Sauce?

Freezing peanut sauce is a great way to ensure you always have some on hand to enjoy with your favorite recipes. Before you freeze your sauce, I suggest doubling or tripling the recipe so you have plenty of sauce to freeze. After following the recipe, it’s a good idea to add a small amount of water to the mixture to thin it slightly. Freezing will cause your sauce to thicken, so starting with a thin sauce is a good way to ensure it has the proper consistency when the sauce is thawed.

After preparing your sauce, spoon it into an ice cube tray and place the tray in the freezer until the sauce is solid. Once the sauce is frozen, you can remove the cubes from the tray and transfer to a freezer bag for easy storage.

When you’re ready to use your frozen sauce, pull out as many cubes as you’ll need for your recipe and heat them in the microwave or in a small saucepan on the stovetop. Allow the sauce to cool completely before using it as a dip for your spring rolls.

Plate of spring rolls with bowl of edible flowers and bowl of peanut sauce beside it.

Overhead view of plate of vegetable spring rolls with peanut sauce.

Easy Peanut Sauce Recipe for Spring Rolls

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 13kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Pour the peanut butter, soy sauce, maple syrup, hoisin sauce, sriracha sauce, and sesame oil in a small bowl.
  • Whisk the ingredients together until they’re smooth or well combined.
  • Separate the prepared sauce into small bowls and serve with along side your vegetable spring rolls for dipping.

Nutrition

Calories: 13kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
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