This Almond Satay Dipping Sauce made from almonds is packed with delicious flavors! Typically the Asian dipping sauce is commonly known as “peanut sauce” or “satay sauce”. It’s usually made from peanuts. But this Almond Dip has a similar flavor.
It is a popular condiment used in many Asian cuisines, particularly Thai, Indonesian, and Malaysian cuisines. This sauce is made with almonds, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and other flavorings. It is often used as a dipping sauce for many foods, including grilled or fried foods, vegetables, spring rolls, and other dishes. It has a burst of flavor in every bite!
How to serve this Almond Satay Dipping Sauce
- Vegan skewers: Use grilled roasted vegetables, tofu, tempeh, or plant-based protein options to create delicious vegan skewers. Dip them in the almond sauce for a creamy and flavorful accompaniment.
- Veggie spring rolls or summer rolls: Fresh spring rolls or summer rolls made with rice paper wrappers, filled with a variety of crisp vegetables and herbs. They make a refreshing and healthy vegan appetizer. This Satay sauce can be used as a dipping sauce to add a burst of flavor.
- Noodle or rice dishes: Use in vegan noodle or rice dishes, such as stir-fries, noodle bowls, or rice bowls. This sauce elevates the dish. Drizzle or toss the sauce over the noodles or rice for a creamy and savory finish.
- Veggie burgers, sandwiches, wraps or rolls: Use this sauce as a condiment for vegan burgers. sandwiches wraps or rolls. It can add a creamy and tangy element to your plant-based burger creations.
- Buddha bowls or grain bowls: Create a nourishing and flavorful vegan Buddha bowl or grain bowl. Combine roasted or grilled vegetables, grains, legumes, and greens. Then drizzle this Satay sauce on top for a creamy and flavorful dressing.
- Veggie salads: Add the almond sauce to your favorite veggie salads. Use it as a creamy and tangy dressing. It can complement a variety of greens, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and other salad ingredients.
- Veggie crudité: Use this Satay dipping sauce as a dip for raw vegetables. Try it with carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, and broccoli, for a tasty and satisfying vegan snack or appetizer.
- Veggie bowls or plates: Arrange a variety of roasted, grilled, or steamed vegetables on a plate or in a bowl. Then serve with almond dipping sauce for a delicious and satisfying vegan meal.
- Veggie dumplings or potstickers: Dip steamed or pan-fried vegan dumplings or potstickers into almond dipping sauce (Satay sauce) for a delicious and savory dipping experience.
- Vegan sushi or sushi bowls: Use this sauce as a dipping sauce for vegan sushi rolls. Or you can drizzle it over sushi bowls made with rice, vegetables, and tofu or tempeh for an extra burst of flavor.
- Roasted or grilled vegetable platter: Serve a platter of roasted or grilled vegetables, such as carrots, bell peppers, zucchini, and mushrooms, with almond dipping sauce (Satay sauce) on the side for a tasty and satisfying vegan appetizer or side dish.
- Vegan fondue: Use almond dipping sauce (Satay sauce) as a dipping sauce for vegan fondue, along with an assortment of vegan bread, vegetables, and other dippable items, for a fun and interactive appetizer or party dish.
- Vegan pizza or flatbread: Drizzle almond dipping sauce (Satay sauce) on top of a vegan pizza or flatbread as a creamy and tangy sauce alternative to traditional tomato-based sauce, and top with roasted or grilled vegetables for a delicious and unique twist.
- Noodle or rice bowls: Use almond dipping sauce (Satay sauce) as a flavorful dressing for vegan noodle or rice bowls. Toss cooked noodles or rice with an assortment of vegetables, tofu or tempeh, and drizzle almond dipping sauce (Satay sauce) over the top for a delicious and satisfying meal.
- Stir-fries: Add almond dipping sauce (Satay sauce) to vegan stir-fries for a burst of flavor. Stir-fry a variety of vegetables, tofu, tempeh, or seitan with your favorite sauce or seasoning, and toss with almond dipping sauce (Satay sauce) just before serving for a tasty and aromatic dish.
- Roasted or grilled tofu, tempeh, or vegetables: Use almond dipping sauce (Satay sauce) as a marinade or glaze for roasted or grilled tofu, tempeh, or vegetables. Coat the ingredients with the sauce before cooking and roast or grill until they are crispy and caramelized for a delicious and protein-packed dish.
- Rice paper rolls: Use almond dipping sauce (Satay sauce) as a dipping sauce for vegan rice paper rolls. Fill rice paper wrappers with a combination of fresh vegetables, herbs, noodles, and tofu or tempeh, and dip them into the sauce for a light and refreshing snack or meal.
- Vegan satay bowls: Create a satay-inspired bowl by combining cooked grains (such as rice, quinoa, or noodles), roasted or grilled vegetables, protein-rich tofu, tempeh, or seitan, and drizzle almond dipping sauce (Satay sauce) over the top for a flavorful and filling vegan meal.
- Vegan barbecue: Use almond dipping sauce (Satay sauce) as a barbecue sauce alternative for grilled or roasted vegan barbecue dishes. Brush the sauce onto plant-based protein, such as tofu, tempeh, or seitan, during cooking for a sweet and tangy glaze.
- Vegan bowl or platter: Create a vegan bowl or platter with a combination of cooked and raw vegetables, grains, legumes, and plant-based protein, and serve almond dipping sauce (Satay sauce) on the side for a customizable and delicious meal.
Any dish that could benefit from a creamy, savory, and slightly sweet dipping sauce with a hint of tanginess!
- Refrigeration: Transfer the leftover almond dipping sauce to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator. It can typically be stored for 3 to 5 days, but always check for signs of spoilage, such as off odors or mold, before consuming.
- Freezing: If you have a larger quantity of almond dipping sauce and won’t be able to use it within a few days, you can freeze it for longer storage. Place the sauce in a freezer-safe container or ziplock bag, leaving some headspace for expansion, and store it in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw the sauce in the refrigerator before using and stir well to recombine if needed.
- Separation: Some almond dipping sauces may separate over time, with the oil separating from the other ingredients. If this happens, simply give the sauce a good stir or shake before using to recombine the ingredients.
Almond Satay Dipping Sauce
- ½ cup Almond Butter
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce, coconut amino, (or tamari for gluten-free)
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or agave nectar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
- red pepper flakes, to taste (optional)
- Water, as needed to adjust consistency
- Chopped green onions and sesame seeds for garnish
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together almond butter, soy sauce or tamari, rice vinegar, agave syrup or maple syrup, minced garlic, and grated ginger until well combined.
- Add water, one tablespoon at a time, as needed to adjust the consistency to your liking. If you prefer a thinner sauce, add more water; if you prefer a thicker sauce, use less water.
- Stir in chopped cilantro (if using) for added freshness and flavor.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning with crushed red pepper flakes (if desired) or additional soy sauce/tamari or sweetener, as desired.
- Transfer the vegan satay dipping sauce to a serving bowl and garnish with a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes (if desired)