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Szechuan Peanut Sauce

Szechuan Peanut Sauce

This Szechuan peanut sauce recipe is the best dipping sauce for all Chinese appetizers - from potstickers to crab rangoons to coconut chicken!

Course Condiment
Cuisine Chinese American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 cups
Author Sizzling Mess


  • 3/4 cup peanut butter creamy or crunchy
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce check label for gluten free
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 5 teaspoons tamari (or gluten free soy sauce)
  • 2 12 teaspoons chile garlic sauce
  • 1 clove garlic microplaned or minced very finely
  • 3/4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoon granulated sugar add to taste (more if you use "natural" peanut butter, less if you use traditional sweet peanut butter)


  1. Mix all ingredients, except for sugar, together in a bowl. Taste and add sugar based on your preferences - peanut butter varies greatly in sweetness, so you'll need to make adjustments based on that.

  2. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week!