You'll never believe that this light and creamy peanut sauce has a portion of the fat of the traditional version. So flavorful, you'll be eating it with a spoon! This sauce can be used for sauces, dressings, on salads or with noodles and rice it's so delicious and so versatile! My secret ingredient even adds protein, so not only is it delicious, it's also really good for you!
So you may have noticed that I am in a sauce obsession right now. I love sauces! I mean, how can you not? They are so versatile and amazing.
Sauce, dip, dressing...you name it! My recent BBQ Tahini Sauce was a HUGE hit with all of you! Nothing makes me happier than when I see readers making my recipes and tagging me in their pictures. I really just love it. My BBQ Tahini swept Instagram like no other!
I loved all the different uses people found for it. My favorite was someone telling me that they loved eating with a spoon. Like soup. Yup, I am not the only one! Thank goodness!
So in honor of the sauce addiction, I bring to you another ridiculously good sauce that you can eat like soup, Light and Creamy Peanut Sauce. All the flavor and amazingness of full fat peanut sauce in a light and creamy version.
What's The Secret Ingredient?....
It is so good, you'll quickly forget that it isn't extremely fattening and full of oil! I mean, peanut butter has fat. Yes. But this sauce only uses two tablespoons in the whole thing! What's my secret? White beans! They make this sauce so light and creamy without added fat. Plus it adds great protein.
I wasn't sure about them at first, so I started with garbanzo beans. But when I tried the white beans I loved the taste so much better and I was totally wrong at thinking they'd over power in bean taste. I actually think they have less of a bean taste than the garbanzos!
My friend Brandi at The Vegan 8 even tried this for me and preferred the white beans too! She loves the sauce and just like I said, it reminds her of the traditional full fat version but without all that extra unneeded fat!
I created this after the success of my Fat Free Roasted Garlic Alfredo. My husband loved it so much that he asked me to create other low fat versions of traditionally fatty sauces. This was next on the list because peanut sauce is so delicious but usually packs in a boatload of calories.
I based the recipe off the peanut sauce in my Veggie Stir Fry Noodle dish. I tried to get the same flavor but in a lower fat version. The beans really let that happen by giving extra volume without detracting from it's taste.
I was so happy with the results that I immediately added it to our list of must have sauces! And can we talk about how easy it is? I mean, there is ONE direction!
I know you will love this and I can't wait to see all the uses you have for it! I have used it in so many ways already, including eating it like soup 😉 Be on the lookout next week for one amazing way to use this peanut sauce! If you try it don't forget to let me know!
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Light and Creamy Peanut Sauce
- 1 cup cooked white beans
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2-3 medium cloves fresh garlic depending on preferred flavor
- 3 tablespoons Tamari Liquid Aminos (or Soy sauce for non gluten free version)
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon sriracha optional for heat
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil optional for added taste
- ¼ cup water can add more if you want it thinner
- Put everything into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Put on anything!
- You can substitute Tahini for the peanut butter for a nut free version of this sauce. It obviously won’t have the peanut butter taste but I tried it and it is a great alternative for those wanting the same effect but not able to have peanuts!
- You can omit the sriracha if you don’t want any spice at all, but this isn’t too spicy as is.
- You can also add more water to make this thinner. As it stands, it is a thicker type sauce perfect for Thai type noodles or dipping.
- If you want no oil, then omit the sesame oil. You can sub some sesame seeds instead for that touch of flavor.
Recipe by Veggies Don’t Bite, visit our site for more great plant-based recipes.
Nutrition and metric information should be considered an estimate.
I love so many of your recipes and passing them onto my daughter too who wants to do the plant based diet and be mostly vegan. I want to buy your cookbook and also the cookies e book (15 cookies from one base), but I always pay on the web with Paypal. Any chance you will set this up so I can pay that way?
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Absolutely perfect for Buddha Bowls! Thanks for sharing. Did you use Cannellini, or another white bean...just curious. I thinned with coconut milk (20 cal. 1/2 c.) to give it a little more Thai flavor. Cheers.
So happy to hear! I used great northern beans. The coconut milk sounds like a great way to thin it out! I have another peanut inspired sauce that will be in my new cookbook being released this fall! Thanks so much for making it!
The recipe looked pretty good to me until I read the 3 added Tablespoons of Tahini and 1 teaspoon of oil (4.5g fat). Along with the 2 Tablespoons of peanut butter. Tahini has the same amount of fat per T. as PB ( 8 g fat per T.). So this recipe has way too much fat for me. With a whopping 44.5 g of add fat. I don't think I should sit down and eat it with a spoon. I know I could take out the Tahini and the oil but it's not going to taste the same. I would have to reserve the original recipe for a very special occasion.
Hi Colleen. There isn't any tahini in this recipe. I'm guessing you're confusing tamari with tahini, Tamari is like soy sauce but is gluten-free.
Oh and the 1 teaspoon of sesame oil is optional as I state in the recipe, you can also just add a few sesame seeds.
OMG! You're the queen of sauces! I can not say which of your sauces I love best! Your BBQ Tahini Sauce is wonderfull and this one is so spectacular, too! <3 Don't stop spreading so much food love! 😉
Awe, you are so kind!! Thank you so much. I love creating sauces. Have a few more coming!
Monique | WritingMonique
This really, really looks delicious! I love everything peanut and this sauce looks amazing! Can't wait to try this myself!
Thank you so much Monique! If you like peanut, then you'll love this! It's a delicious sauce but not heavy and fatty like traditional peanut sauce. Let me know if you try it!
The Vegan 8
SO weird, I did not get this email on June 3rd! In fact, a large amount of my emails were delayed that day...super weird. Anyways, YES, I can vouch that this sauce is deeelicious!! When I tried the white beans, I loved the texture so much, sooo smooth! Great recipe to still get that peanut butter flavor without all the excess fat!! Need to make it again. Thank you for letting me try it out first! YUMMY.
So bummed you didn't get it! I wanted you to let me know how it looked because I edited it a bit to look better. Thanks so much for trying the sauce! And I am so happy you liked it! Can't wait to share the recipe I used it on and link to your recipe 😉
Stacy @ Nourishing Health
I have a confession - I too am a sauce addict. You are making me one very happy woman with these recent recipes! 🙂
Haha! Glad I'm not alone. You'll love this one! Super delicious and easy to make. Goes with so much!
Peanut butter is life! Haha!! I am so excited for this recipe! Never would have thought to make a peanut sauce lighter by adding beans...what a great idea! Your BBQ Tahini was such a big hit in our house, I have no doubt this will be amazing <3
Oh you'll love this!! It's so good you won't miss all the extra fat! Let me know if you give it a try. Peanut butter is always the answer! lol.
I've been meaning to come back and leave feedback! As expected this was fantastic!! We served this with summer rolls and later used it as a salad dressing. SO good! The beans went undetected, I was actually really surprised at how much this tasted just like the full fat original peanut sauce. We'll be making this again and again!
Thank you so so much Mandy!! I'm so happy you liked it. I love all the ways you used it too. Can't wait to see what else you come up with!!