Peanut Sesame Sauce

Peanut sesame sauceMake this sauce to use as a vegetable dipper tonight and as an ingredient for tomorrow’s dinner.

Hands-on time: 10 minutes
Total preparation time: 10 minutes
Makes about 1 3/4 cups

3 medium scallions
3/4 cup smooth unsalted peanut butter
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon soy sauce (low sodium, if you prefer)
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
Tabasco or your favorite hot sauce

Trim and coarsely chop the scallions (a heaping 1/3 cup). Combine them with the peanut butter, hoisin sauce, lemon juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, and Tabasco to taste in a food processor fitted with the chopping blade.

Process until pureed. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time (up to ¼ cup), if needed to thin the sauce.

Use as directed in a recipe, or store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


Make this sauce to use as a vegetable dipper tonight and as an ingredient for tomorrow’s dinner.  It’d delicious on noodles, grilled chicken or fish, lettuce wraps…it’s incredibly addictive!

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Thanks to

Fairway for donating all the food | Chantal for the cookware | Le Creuset for the Dutch ovens | Wustoff for the knives | Boos for the cutting boards | Kitchen Aid for the appliances | Oxo for the small kitchen tools |

2 Responses to Peanut Sesame Sauce

  1. June Halapir says:

    Sara, have loved you since you first appeared on TFN and continue to love you now. You explain what and how you do things do any level cook can understand. Keep it up!!

  2. Austin says:

    I saw this on PBS. Gotta try it. Great food and great music are my thing.

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