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This easy homemade miso peanut sauce recipe uses only 6 simple ingredients and tastes SO delicious! It’s an all-purpose sauce that can be served with a variety of meals. Recipe is both vegan and gluten-free.

Straight on photo of miso peanut sauce being poured onto a plate of tofu.

Looking for a delicious, all-purpose sauce that goes with everything? You’re in luck! I originally shared this miso peanut sauce recipe with this tempeh stir-fry, but I have a group of girlfriends who are obsessed with making it with so many other dishes. For that reason, I thought it was time to give this sauce a stand-alone post 😉

All you need to make this vegan sauce are 6 simple ingredients. If you need some inspiration, I’ve shared a bunch of ideas for what to serve with this sauce below.

As a dietitian, I’ve also included some unique nutrition benefits of this sauce below! It’s a great way to add both healthy, satiating fats and tons of flavour to your meals. Enjoy!

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Ingredients Needed

All you need to make this easy peanut sauce recipe are 6 simple ingredients:

Full ingredient measurements + detailed recipe instructions are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post!

What To Serve This Peanut Sauce With

This all-purpose peanut sauce can be served in a variety of ways:

  1. Add it to veggie stir-fries made with rice, quinoa, or noodles.
  2. Drizzle it over grain bowls or buddha bowls.
  3. Add flavour to protein dishes, like tofu or chicken.
  4. Use it as a dip for veggies or spring/salad rolls.
  5. Use it as a salad dressing.
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How Long Will This Sauce Keep?

This miso peanut sauce will stay fresh for about a week in an airtight container in the fridge. It’s a great component to add to your weekly meal prep. Just keep it in the fridge to add flavour to your meals!

Do You Need Any Equipment To Make This?

Not necessarily! While a food processor will make this sauce extra smooth in seconds, you can totally just use a whisk to mix everything together.

TIP: If using a whisk, it helps to add hot water (instead of cold) to help break down the miso paste. It doesn’t have to be boiling water – hot from the tap is good enough!

Peanut Butter Nutrition Benefits

Peanut butter is an awesome source of heart-healthy fats and plant-based protein.

It’s also packed with other nutrients like:

  • magnesium
  • vitamin B6
  • iron
  • phosphorus
  • niacin

TIP: be sure to go for the unsweetened variety of peanut butter. I always look for brands where the only ingredient is peanuts!

Miso Nutrition Benefits

Because miso paste is made by fermenting soybeans, it’s a natural source of beneficial gut microbes that appear to play a role in many aspects of human health.

Miso is also rich in micronutrients such as: 

  • manganese
  • vitamin K
  • copper
  • zinc
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Get the Recipe: Easy Miso Peanut Sauce (Vegan)

This easy homemade miso peanut sauce recipe uses only 6 simple ingredients and tastes SO delicious! It's an all-purpose sauce that can be served with a variety of meals. Recipe is both vegan and gluten-free.
Straight on photo of miso peanut sauce being poured onto a plate of tofu.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl or food processor. Use a whisk to mix everything together or pulse your food processor until smooth. Adjust seasonings to taste.

Notes

*CONSISTENCY: You can make this peanut sauce to your desired consistency depending on how you’d like to serve it (i.e. thicker for a dipping sauce or thinner to drizzle it over dishes). Simply adjust the amount of water, using less water for a thicker sauce and more for a thinner one. Just add slowly or else you risk making this sauce too thin! If that happens, simply add a bit more peanut butter 🙂
*SALT: Miso paste is quite salty on its own, so it should not be necessary to add any additional salt to this!
*IF USING A WHISK: I recommend using hot water instead of cold to help break down the miso paste. It doesn’t have to be boiling water – hot from the tap is good enough. This isn’t as important if using a food processor, as they’re quite powerful!
*STORAGE: This miso peanut sauce will stay fresh for about a week in an airtight container in the fridge. It’s a great component to add to your weekly meal prep. Just keep it in the fridge to add flavour to your meals!
*WAYS TO USE THIS ALL-PURPOSE SAUCE:
  • Add it to veggie stir-fries made with rice, quinoa, or noodles.
  • Drizzle it over grain bowls or buddha bowls.
  • Add flavour to protein dishes, like tofu or chicken.
  • Use it as a dip for veggies or spring/salad rolls.
  • Use it as a salad dressing.

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Let me know by leaving a recipe rating below, or by tagging @walderwellness on Instagram. I love seeing your beautiful creations!

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