Red Curry Peanut Sauce

This nutty twist on traditional peanut sauce is a great way to liven up grilled chicken, fish, rice noodles and vegetables.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 servings
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 teaspoon canola oil

  • 2 teaspoons red curry paste

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic

  • ¼ cup unsalted chicken broth or vegetable broth

  • 3 tablespoons smooth natural peanut butter

  • 1 ½ tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce (see Tip)


  1. Heat oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add curry paste, ginger and garlic. Cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

  2. Combine broth, peanut butter, vinegar, tamari (or soy sauce) in a food processor or mini food processor. Add the curry mixture and process until smooth, about 20 seconds.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Tip: 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 ingredients.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

96 Calories
7g Fat
4g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 Tbsp.
Calories 96
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 7%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 0IU 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Folate 0mcg 0%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Magnesium 1mg 0%
Potassium 36mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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