Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free tamari sauce in this dish.


"Sauces or peppers that aren't hot, are like books that don't entertain (or vice versa)." -Jaime Tenorio Valenzuela

The refrigerator light goes on...

This spicy peanut sauce is perfect to top your Asian food like Quinoa Lettuce Wraps or fried rice dishes.

I prefer to use fresh ground peanut butter. Unlike the peanut butter in jars, you don't get all the unnecessary added salt and sugar: just pure peanut flavor.


Spicy Asian Peanut Sauce 

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 2 tablespoons

Cooking time: 15 minutes (does not include chilling time)

This recipe can easily be multiplied.

Quinoa Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Asian Peanut Sauce - recipes from Dr. Gourmet


  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. reduced sodium soy sauce or gluten-free tamari sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. lime zest
  • 1/2 lime (juiced)
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce
  • black pepper to taste

Place the honey, soy sauce, peanut butter, lime zest, lime juice, water, hot sauce, and pepper in a bowl.

Whisk until smooth.

Chill well before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 2 Tablespoons

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 70 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 5%
    Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 320mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 3%
    Dietary Fiber <1g 2%
    Sugars 5g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
Vitamin K 0mcg Potassium 40mg