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Thai peanut-ginger dipping sauce

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
7 min
7 min
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This homemade recipe will work great as a dipping sauce for grilled chicken or beef skewers, spring rolls, or cucumber sticks, or even as a thick dressing to your Thai-inspired salads. Soy sauce, lime, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes come together to bring your favorite Thai flavors to any dish. You can even add some fresh chopped mint or cilantro to up the ante, if desired. If the sauce is too thick, you can also add water as necessary, which will help a low SmartPoints value sauce go even further. With a hint of sugar, you won't believe this sauce has only 1 SmartPoints value.


Reduced sodium peanut butter

cup(s), smooth-variety

Hot water


Fresh lime juice

2 Tbsp

Low sodium soy sauce

1 Tbsp, or to taste


1 tsp

Ginger root

2 tsp, fresh, minced, or to taste

Minced garlic

½ tsp

Crushed red pepper flakes

¼ tsp, or to taste


  1. In a medium bowl, briskly whisk together peanut butter and hot water until smooth.
  2. Whisk in lime juice, soy sauce and sugar until blended.
  3. Whisk in ginger, garlic and crushed red pepper until blended. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, to loosen sauce, if necessary.
  4. Transfer mixture to a serving bowl; cover and refrigerate at least 15 minutes for flavors to blend. Yields about 1 tablespoon per serving.