I’m definitely in love… with peanut sauce. But not just any peanut sauce, the best ever thai peanut dipping sauce. Ever!
A Peanut Dipping Sauce that also happens to be gluten free and vegan and easy to make and delicious.
You know, the love where you can’t stop eating it by the spoonful and then when you eat all the spoonfuls you may or may not lick the bowl clean. (I didn’t do that. Yes, I did.)
That Peanut Dipping Sauce love that you haven’t really been able to experience for quite sometime because it’s hard to find a really good gluten free sauce that actually still tastes like peanut sauce should. The kind that just tastes so good with a super fresh, veggie-packed salad roll.
Can we all just be in love with the Best Ever Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce already?
I’m pretty sure this is the stuff that my take-out dreams are made of. Right now, my take-out dreams, which are very similar to salad dreams, consist of super healthy and light Asian-flavour inspired food that doesn’t come in a styrofoam container and doesn’t break the bank.
Also known as super delicious, make-it-at-home date night with a heavy side of Netflix.
Also known as Joshua and I fighting over who gets the last of the peanut sauce.
Make-it-at-home take-out date nights are just the best!
MORE ABOUT THIS THAI PEANUT DIPPING SAUCE RECIPE…
It can be super hard to find a good gluten free peanut sauce recipe out there – there, of course, being on the Internet (more specifically, Pinterest) and down the street at your local Thai restaurant.
Most peanut sauces have a peanut butter-hoisin sauce base. Unfortunately, for the GF-er’s of the world hoisin sauce, with it’s sweet-salty flavour profile, is a definite no-no. So, finding a peanut dipping sauce with that sweet and savoury taste without the hoisin is easier said than done.
But, friends, I’ve been working on this recipe for a while now and I think I have done it.
The Best EVER Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce is super dreamy and creamy, very much gluten free and vegan and can be made in 5 minutes!!
This dipping sauce becomes rich and thick by blending full-fat coconut milk with Homemade Peanut Butter or natural peanut butter of your liking. It’s sweet and salty from the honey and the tamari and a little spicy and a little bit acid from garlic-chili sauce and lime juice. Sweet and savoury peanutty flavour to.the.max.
And, if I do say so myself, there is no better way to eat all the peanut sauce than with veggie-packed salad rolls.
Salad rolls are one of my beyond favourite foods. They are crispy yet chewy yet all packed with veggies and herbs. Deeee-lish! And they are surprisingly easy to make at home. You can find rice paper wraps in any larger grocery store or Asian market. They’ll probably be right beside the brown rice vermicelli noodles, which you will also need for this recipe too. (When it comes to rice paper wraps – the larger the paper, the easier it is to roll your roll. Trust me!)
Once you have your wraps and noodles then it’s up to you and what veggies you have on hand as to what else goes into your salad rolls. Here I used some Chinese cabbage, grated carrot, red and green peppers, lots of fresh cilantro, parsley and mint and mango.
Pair with the best ever Thai peanut dipping sauce, you have got yourself one tasty date night at home!
If you make the best ever Thai peanut dipping sauce, let me know! Comment below and share a picture on Instagram using the hashtag #alwaysnourished. I love to see all your NOURISHED. creations!