This Szechuan peanut sauce recipe is the best dipping sauce for all Chinese appetizers – from potstickers to crab rangoons to coconut chicken!

As many of you know, I’ve made it my personal mission to make sure that I don’t miss out on my favorite foods now that I have to cook almost everything at home. This recipe is inspired by one I used to eat at my old favorite Chinese restaurant with their Szechuan dumplings, right along with sweet and sour sauce. It’s the best sauce – so good that they frequently ran out and when I went to order they would warn me ahead that the sauce was gone.

It’s also great as a sauce for grilled chicken or seared salmon, or just poured over noodles.

It will keep for about a week in an airtight container in the fridge.

I hope you love it as much as I do! If you make it, let me know how it turned out in the comments and give it a rating!

Here’s the recipe.

Szechuan Peanut Sauce
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Szechuan Peanut Sauce

This Szechuan peanut sauce recipe is the best dipping sauce for all Chinese appetizers – from potstickers to crab rangoons to coconut chicken!

Course Condiment
Cuisine Chinese American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 cups
Author Sam Harbison

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup peanut butter creamy or crunchy
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce check label for gluten free
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 5 teaspoons tamari (or gluten free soy sauce)
  • 2 12 teaspoons chile garlic sauce
  • 1 clove garlic microplaned or minced very finely
  • 3/4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoon granulated sugar add to taste (more if you use “natural” peanut butter, less if you use traditional sweet peanut butter)

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients, except for sugar, together in a bowl. Taste and add sugar based on your preferences – peanut butter varies greatly in sweetness, so you’ll need to make adjustments based on that.

  2. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week!

Szechuan peanut sauce is the perfect dipping sauce for crab rangoons, coconut chicken, szechuan dumplings, potstickers, or wontons. Gluten free.