Thai Style Vegan Satay Sauce that's ready in minutes, tastes incredible, and gets the seal of approval from our little ones.
This sauce can be used to coat crispy Tofu & rice, it can be stirred through Noodles in a Stir-Fry, or used as a dipping sauce for Veggies or Tofu Skewers, just to name a few.
The thickness is easily adjusted to your liking by simply adding a splash or two of water.
What You'll Need
- Apple Cider Vinegar - This adds a big boost of flavour to the sauce, so if you're wanting a more mild sauce (especially for young children), we recommend adding half of the recipe quantity first and tasting, then adding more if you wish. You can also substitute Apple Cider Vinegar for Rice Vinegar.
- Garlic - Fresh Garlic is a well known immunity booster. As raw Garlic can be 'spicy', we've only added a small amount, however feel free to add more if you wish. This is a very adaptable recipe.
- Ginger - This makes our recipe a little different to a traditional Satay Sauce. It gives it a more 'Thai-Style' flair, and we love it.
- Lime - A splash of Lime juice also adds to the Thai infusion.
- Maple Syrup - Check the ingredients on the bottle to make sure you're buying a pure Maple Syrup, instead of another sweetener with Maple Syrup added.
- Peanut Butter - We highly recommend using a Roasted Nut Peanut Butter in this recipe. It doesn't have to be a smooth one, it just can't be an unroasted nut peanut butter, it makes a big difference to the end result. For the best result also try going for a pure peanut butter, with no added palm oil. We always use Pip & Nut.
- Soy Sauce (low sodium) - We recommend using a Low Sodium Soy Sauce, as you still get all the flavour, but without a high amount of Sodium. This is especially important for Children as they only need a very small amount in their diets.
- Garlic Press or sharp knife
- Whisk or fork
How to Make it
Step 1 - Mince the Garlic and Ginger, either by using a Garlic Press or by dicing very finely with a sharp knife, then add both to your bowl.
Step 2 - Add the Apple Cider Vinegar, Lime Juice, Maple Syrup, Soy Sauce and Peanut Butter to the bowl.
Steps 3 & 4 - Using a Whisk or a Fork gently begin stirring all the ingredients together for a few minutes. Initially the Peanut Butter will separate, as shown in picture 3. However, once you continue whisking together for a minute or two, it will start to blend well with the other ingredients until it is all well combined (picture 4).
Substitutions & Variations
For a few way to mix this recipe up, try adding one or a combination of the following suggestions:
- Coconut Milk - Adding tinned Coconut Milk to this Satay Sauce will make it even creamier, and would make a great sauce for a Satay curry.
- Coriander (Cilantro) - Try adding some fresh chopped Coriander to the sauce for an extra touch of flavour.
- Chilli - or you can spice things up a bit by using some fresh red or green chillies.
We love using our Satay Sauce with Tofu Skewers. It also works really well as a sauce for drizzling over roasted Vegetables such as Sweet Potato and Bell Peppers, served on a bed of rice.
This can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days in an airtight container.
This is a relatively thick sauce on purpose - It allows you to add varying amounts of water in order to reach your desired consistency, depending on what you intend to use the sauce for.
For Stir-Fry's, we recommend adding ⅓ cup water and mixing well, and for a dipping sauce, add ½ cup water. If using as a marinade for Tofu or Veggies, use the recipe as is.
You can freeze this Satay Sauce in an airtight container and it will store for up to 3 months.
Other Sauce Ideas
Here are a few of our other Delicious Sauces you might like to try.
Thai Style Vegan Satay Sauce
- Bowl glass or plastic
- Garlic press or sharp knife
- Whisk or fork
- ½ cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- 3 tbsps Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 tbsps Maple Syrup
- ¼ cup Low-Sodium Soy Sauce
- ¼ Lime, juiced
- 1 clove Garlic small-medium, minced
- 1 thumb Ginger minced
- 1-4 tbsps Water to loosen to desired consistency
- Mince the Garlic and Ginger either by using a Garlic Press, or by dicing very finely with a sharp knife, then add both to your bowl.1 clove Garlic, 1 thumb Ginger
- Add the Apple Cider Vinegar, Lime Juice, Maple Syrup, Soy Sauce and Peanut Butter to the bowl.3 tbsps Apple Cider Vinegar, 2 tbsps Maple Syrup, ¼ cup Low-Sodium Soy Sauce, ¼ Lime, juiced, ½ cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- Using a Whisk or a Fork gently begin stirring all the ingredients together for a few minutes. Initially the Peanut Butter will separate, as shown in picture 3. However, once you continue whisking together for a minute or two, it will start to blend well with the other ingredients until it is all well combined (picture 4).
- Add the Water, a tablespoon at a time, whisking until desired consistency.1-4 tbsps Water
This sauce is banging!!!! Thank you for such a simple and tasty recipe. I tried it with your tofu skewers but I'm gonna be dipping fries and all sorts in this.
Glad you liked it Mike. We love using this as a dip as well.