Sweet, spicy, salty, and savory, this easy Peanut Lime Sauce for Two comes together in just 5 minutes! Use as a dipping sauce for veggies, salad dressing, or tossed with noodles.
Specialty sauces and dips are the best! But if your household is small like ours getting through a bottle of salad dressing or giant jar of peanut sauce is a pretty big feat.
That’s why we’ve started creating our own small batch versions. Recipes that make just a few servings so you don’t have to suffer through eating the same dip for days or even worse…throw it out.
We’ve got a bunch of two-serving sauces, dips, and dressings planned for you this year. First up is this easy peanut lime sauce for two.
This basic (aka not authentic) recipe calls for just six ingredients. Think of it as a jumping-off point for your own custom creation.
Nut Butter: I’m partial to the flavor of natural peanut butter but almond butter tastes great too.
Soy Sauce: We use a low-sodium variety. Traditional soy sauce, soy aminos, tamari, or coconut aminos are also good options.
Fresh Lime Juice: For a stronger lime flavor, zest the lime before juicing and adding it to the sauce. Did you know that you can freeze limes? They’re great to have on hand.
Liquid Sweetness: Real maple syrup tastes the best in my opinion but honey, agave, or brown rice syrup can be substituted.
Fresh Grated Ginger: The ginger paste that’s available in tubes saves us a lot of time during the week. Unfortunately, the tubes are usually only good for a month. If you love the flavor of ginger but don’t cook with it often try keeping a knob of fresh ginger in the freezer. Peel away some of the skin and grate a little, there’s no need to thaw.
Sriracha Sauce: This gives the sauce a little kick at the end. If you like a spicier sauce, feel free to double the amount called for.
Mix Everything Up
Once you’ve got all of your ingredients gathered up just dump them into a bowl or jar and whisk everything together.
If the sauce is too thick, you may need to stir in a few teaspoons of water. Instead of water, you could also use coconut milk, coconut water, or more lime juice.
When adding the extra liquid, start by whisking in one teaspoon. Then keep adding more, a teaspoon at a time, until the sauce is as thick or as thin as you’d like.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I add even more flavor to the sauce?
Try adding a 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic or a splash of toasted sesame oil (if you’ve already got an open bottle). It’s really up to you and your tastebuds!
Can the recipe be doubled?
How long does this last in the fridge?
Stored in a sealed container, it will keep for about 5 days in the fridge. When you’re ready to use it, bring the sauce to room temperature and give it a good stir.
More Small Batch Sauces and Dips
- Orange Vinaigrette
- Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip and Dressing
- Tzatziki Sauce For Two
- Sriracha Vinaigrette
- Greek Yogurt Salsa Dip
- Dijon Vinaigrette For Two
- 2 tablespoons Natural Peanut Butter
- 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
- 1 tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice
- 2 teaspoons Real Maple Syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon Fresh Grated Ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha Sauce
- 1 to 3 teaspoons Water, as needed
- In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, maple syrup, ginger, and sriracha until well combined.
- If the sauce is too thick, whisk in the water 1 teaspoon at a time until desired consistency.
For a stronger lime flavor, zest the lime before juicing and combine with the other ingredients.
For a garlic lime sauce add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: Half of Recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 7.5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 469mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1.5gSugar: 5.7gProtein: 4.5g