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Creamy, rich, and boldly flavored Satay Dipping Sauce the THE condiment you need to try! Ideal for dipping grilled chicken into, this quick and easy to make peanut sauce is here just in time for grilling season. Don’t worry, though – it’s also delicious to enjoy year round!

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There are plenty of tasty peanut sauces out there, but none of them hold a candle to satay dipping sauce! I feel like this is considered the OG of peanut dipping sauces, and it holds it’s title as the best one around. With that being said, there are plenty of satay dipping sauce recipes on the internet these days that for me, just don’t cut it.

First things first, the ingredients for this satay sauce recipe are authentic! Tahini, agave, Sambal Oelek and more mix with the creamy peanut butter to create a truly powerful sauce. A good satay dipping sauce should be smooth, a little spicy, a little sweet, and a little salty. That’s the magic of this easy to make sauce – it truly checks ALL of the flavor boxes in the best way.

While you can dip pretty much anything into this creamy concoction and enjoy it, it’s truly best with satay chicken. Chicken marinated in coconut milk for a few hours then grilled to perfection on a stick goes with this sauce better than peanut butter goes with jelly! With that being said, you can really dip chicken of any kind or even summer rolls into this satay sauce and enjoy every last bite.

The ingredients for homemade satay sauce have been placed in a bowl, but not whisked together yet.

What You’ll Need:

  • Tahini – If you have a little extra time to play with, consider making Homemade Tahini Spread for the absolute best results.
  • Peanut Butter – This sauce is traditionally made smooth, so buy creamy peanut butter, not crunchy. Any brand should do the trick.
  • Tamari – Tamari is very similar to low sodium soy sauce, which can also be used. Coconut aminos is also a good substitute. Keep in mind that if you’re gluten free, you’ll want to opt for tamari or coconut aminos over soy sauce.
  • Agave – This natural sweetener is ideal for giving the sauce a note of sweetness that is present, but not overpowering.
  • Rice Vinegar – Try not to replace this vinegar with any other kind, as it has its own unique flavor that the satay sauce greatly benefits from.
  • Sambal Oelek – If this isn’t readily available where you live, you can either order it online or replace it entirely with crushed red pepper flakes. Sriracha also works!
  • Water – Measure it as needed, since it’s just used to thin the sauce to your desired consistency.

How to Make Satay Dipping Sauce

Mix. This sauce is so easy to make! Simply mix all of the ingredients together. Use immediately, or store for later.

Common Questions

How long will satay dipping sauce stay fresh? When stored in an airtight container in the fridge, this sauce will stay fresh for about 5-6 days.

Is satay dipping sauce spicy? The addition of Sambal Oelek does give the sauce a slight kick, but it’s not a heavily spicy sauce. You can increase or decrease the level of spice by deciding how much of this ingredient you add to the sauce.

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Satay Dipping Sauce

Satay dipping sauce is savory, sweet, and a little spicy – perfect for dipping your grilled chicken or summer roll into!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1


  • ¼ cup (60 g) tahini
  • ¼ cup (65 g) creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 2 tablespoons agave
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 12 teaspoons (1 teaspoons) Sambal Oelek, optional, can replace with a pinch of red pepper flakes or Sriracha
  • Water, to thin
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  • Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and use for dipping for summer rolls or grilled chicken!


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 564kcal, Carbohydrates: 65g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 32g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g, Monounsaturated Fat: 12g, Sodium: 99mg, Potassium: 483mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 41g

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