Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce

luluesque_Thai peanut coconut milk dipping sauce

There were about two months over the summer when I think I subsisted mostly on spring rolls and this amazing dipping sauce. The addiction started when I went to a tea house nearby that served the best (and fattest!) napa cabbage rolls I’ve ever had. They were crammed with finely chopped cabbage; shredded carrots; and chopped basil, mint, and cilantro. They served the rolls  with a house peanut sauce and Sriracha. I decided I wanted to make my own for the dinner cravings, rather than ordering them daily and nightly. 🙂 I scoured the inter webs for this sauce recipe because I knew that I detected coconut milk in the sauce, which seems to be a rare thing for peanut dipping sauces. Thanks to the Food Network, I was able to modify this and I love it! Enjoy!


  • 1/2 cup organic creamy peanut butter
  • 1 (8-ounce) can coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic ~ peeled
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger ~ washed with veggies scrub; skin left on
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Red pepper flakes


In a blender or food processor, mix all the ingredients (except the pepper) together until the texture is how you like it. I prefer it on the smooth side. Add the red pepper flakes and stir.