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Easy & Delicious Satay Sauce Recipe

Satay sauce recipe.
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Satay sauce is nutty and sweet with a kick of spiciness. Enjoy this easy and delicious recipe alongside vegetable kebab skewers or as a dipping sauce.

Satay is a popular dish in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. It traditionally consists of pieces of meat such as beef, goat, or chicken barbecued on wooden skewers and served with a spicy peanut sauce. Vegans can enjoy satay sauce with grilled vegetable skewers, tofu, or vegan sausages. Alternatively, satay sauce can be served as a dip with rice crackers, popcorn tofu, or drizzled over a salad.

The ingredients are easy to get your hands on. You should be able to find sweet soy sauce (or kecap manis) in most Asian food stores. The chili flakes can be left out if you don’t like spicy food, or you could add more than a teaspoon if you want a spicier sauce.

Consider buying organic products to reduce your carbon footprint. You should also be able to find fair trade coconut milk, peanut butter, and brown sugar in your local store. Keep reading for our simple satay sauce recipe.

Easy and Delicious Satay Sauce Recipe

This simple recipe uses peanut butter.
This simple recipe uses peanut butter. (Foto: CC0 / Pixabay / mirkosajkov)

Yield: 1 cup


  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup homemade peanut butter
  • ¼ cup sweet soy sauce
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. chili flakes (optional)
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice


  1. In a small bowl whisk the coconut milk, peanut butter, sweet soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar, and chili flakes until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a small saucepan and warm on low heat for five minutes, stirring occasionally to avoid burning.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the lime juice. Pour into an airtight container. Allow to cool.
  4. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to a week. Reheat slowly on the stove or in the microwave before serving as the sauce will thicken in the fridge.

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