Peanut Dipping Sauce

Peanut Dipping Sauce

4 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine May/June 1998

For a sure-hit hors d'oeuvre, serve this sauce with crudités and/or skewered grilled chicken, pork or beef. Or use it as a spread for “grown-up” peanut butter sandwiches.

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons water, (optional)


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  1. Combine garlic, peanut butter, soy sauce, mayonnaise, brown sugar, lemon juice and crushed red pepper in a bowl; whisk until smooth. If sauce seems too thick, add water.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
  • People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 tablespoon
  • Per serving: 30 calories; 2 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 2 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 1 mcg folate; 1 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 99 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 3 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 109 mg sodium; 14 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 1/2 fat

Reviews 4

March 19, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
This is great, but use ONLY ONE spoon of soy sauce...otherwise it's wayyyy too salty. Use full-fat mayo as well :) Pros: Delicious with Less Soy Sauce! Cons: WAY TOO SALTY
March 19, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Much too salty This is a great recipe, but only one spoon of soy sauce is necessary! Use full-fat mayo :) Pros: Good with less soy sauce Cons: Much too salty
May 17, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Delicious! The sauce is delicious with a nice kick of spice from the pepper and garlic. I combined the ingredients in my makeshift double boiler to make it a bit warm (also helps the peanut butter soften and blend). I substituted the brown sugar with about two packets of Truvia. You definitely need the sweet to bring the flavors together. Always adjust to taste. Mmmmmm good!
December 02, 2011
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By: EatingWell User
Making this dip for years! Everyone loves it!