| Jan 2020

Quick Homemade Peanut Sauce – Rescue Your Leftovers!


Leftovers are a necessity in our house. Tonight’s dinner is tomorrow’s lunch. Most weeks we have a “fridge clean out night” when we pile up a mountain of whatever’s left call it a meal. Here’s the problem: While I love reducing food waste (and saving money) my family isn’t always a fan of eating the same thing over and over again. 

My solution? Slap some healthy sauces on just about everything and call it a brand new meal. This quick, simple peanut sauce is a favorite in my house. 

I pile it on spaghetti squash with chicken and veggies. I reduce the water in the recipe below and use it as a dip for veggies. This sauce does it all.  The Thai-inspired flavor has a little bit of heat depending on how much ground cayenne red pepper you add. I recommend adding the amount below and then sprinkling more in if you need it.

Because I have used this sauce mostly to jazz up my leftovers, I rarely make it ahead of time. You can, however, pre-mix it. It keeps in the fridge for several days (though it never actually sits around because I end up using it all so quickly). 

This recipe will make enough for one person, so if you are feeding your family or a crowd, you will need to double/triple it. You won’t be sorry you did.

Quick Homemade Peanut Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 TBSP of all-natural, organic creamy peanut butter
  • 2 TBSP of Tamari Gluten-Free Soy Sauce
  • 2 TSP of white vinegar
  • 2 TSP of lemon juice
  • 1 TSP of water (Optional if making it as a dip) 
  • ⅛ TSP of ground cayenne red pepper (Add more or less to taste)


  1. Put all ingredients into a large glass measuring cup or bowl.
  2. Whisk until well blended.
  3. Taste and add additional ground cayenne red pepper depending on your personal preference.
  4. Pour on top of your next meal and enjoy! 

Our Quick Homemade Peanut Sauce is pictured here with sliced chicken breast, steamed broccoli, and prepared spaghetti squash. Yum! 

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