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Spicy peanut dressing in a glass bowl with crushed peanuts on top.

Spicy Peanut Dressing (Oil-Free)

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5 from 2 reviews

  • Author: Allie
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This made-from-scratch spicy peanut dressing comes together in about 5 minutes. It’s creamy, savory, spicy, and a little sweet.




  1. Whisk everything together, starting with 3 tablespoons of water.
  2. For a thinner sauce, add an additional tablespoon of water at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
  3. Store in an airtight container or jar with a lid in the refrigerator.


If you want it spicier add more crushed red pepper or use sriracha or sambal oelek.

I only tested with natural peanut butter, which only contains peanuts or peanuts and salt.  Other jars of peanut butter with added oils and sweeteners may alter the taste.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: sauce
  • Method: whisk by hand
  • Cuisine: Thai inspired