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Easy Spicy Peanut Sauce (Soy-Free)

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

This easy Easy Spicy Peanut Sauce is free of soy, can be made in under 5 minutes, and only requires ONLY 7 simple ingredients you likely already have on hand. This tasty dish is spicy, peanuty, and is perfect on top of rice noodles for a quick meal.

Soy and I have a love-hate relationship. I love the taste it gives to food, tofu, tempeh, etc. Unfortunately, whenever I eat soy I don't feel that great afterwords and my skin says, "Oh Hell no!" You could say I stopped eating it. The sad part about this was that I felt like I had to give up one of my favorite dishes: Thai Peanut Noodles. I ate this quite often and created a recipe that worked perfectly until I had my realization that soy was no longer a pal I could throw into foods. I could have easily bought some coconut aminos, but I really did not want to spend $7 on it.

Alas, I found the perfect solution: Cloves & Molasses.

Yep, you read that right. For some reason, this makes it taste exactly like soy sauce, is quite easy to substitute in, and is simple & budget-friendly.

This Easy Spicy Peanut Sauce:

  • Quick

  • Delicious

  • Healthy

  • Soy-Free

I love the simplicity of this recipe, because you can whip up dinner in literally 5 minutes.

P.S. if you want to bring out the flavors of garlic & ginger a little more, saute them in either oil or water over medium heat for 5 minutes before blending!

Want even better news?

Good. I thought so, this Spicy Peanut Sauce is perfect:

  • As a marinade

  • Over noodles

  • As a dip

As you can tell, this recipe is pretty versatile. My personal favorite is pouring it over rice noodles with vegetables!

If you try out this recipe make sure to let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #underthewillow on Instagram or Facebook. I love seeing your creations!

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