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Crazy Good No-Peanut Sauce

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This Crazy Good No-peanut sauce has all the pizazz. Instead of peanut butter, we make this with almond butter. It’s easy, savory, and versatile.

Great with

Roasted broccoli & miso tofu bowl topped with mint leaves &Crazy Good No-Peanut Sauce
Roasted Broccoli with Vegan Garlic Parm & Favorite Frozen Miso Tofu bowl topped with mint leaves &
Crazy Good No-Peanut Sauce

Herbs are a gorgeous compliment to this sauce. To give a little extra wow, sprinkle with chopped 

  • mint
  • Thai basil
  • cilantro

Ingredient Notes

Low Sodium Soy Sauce

This will likely turn out too salty if you use full sodium soy sauce. If you only have full sodium soy sauce, sub out a third or more with water.

If you want to make this gluten-free use low sodium tamari.

Vegan no-chicken broth

You can skip the broth and use water if you want. This broth base is vegan and gluten-free certified. To mix a 1/4 cup of broth using Orrington Farms All Natural Vegan Chicken Broth Base & Seasoning, stir together 1/2 teaspoon base & 1/4 cup water. Please note that different brands of broth bases have different instructions.

How sweet? 

This sauce is complex, full-flavored, and savory, if you like sweetness in your peanut-type sauces add extra maple syrup or make the hoisin variation.

Salt sensitive?

If you are salt sensitive, go light on the low sodium soy sauce and/or use water instead of broth. Taste after making and add more soy sauce to taste.  

Optional Hoisin Variation for a sweeter sauce

To make the Hoisin Variation add 1 part hoisin to 2 parts Crazy Good No-Peanut Sauce and stir it together, i.e. 1 TBSP hoisin & 2 TBSPs Crazy Good No-Peanut Sauce. Add more hoisin if desired. Additionally, you may want to use water instead of broth and lower the amount of low sodium soy sauce by a little if you want to decrease the overall salty components. Lastly, you might want to half the amount of Crazy Good No-Peanut Sauce (you can adjust the servings in the recipe card to 3 servings to make a half portion) because adding hoisin will yield you more sauce.

Vegetarian hoisin vs regular hoisin?

bottle of Buddhist vegetarian hoisin

This falls into the trick question category. They are both vegan. Hoisin is vegetarian. Vegetarian hoisin is Buddhist vegetarian hoisin, meaning it does not contain onion & garlic. Yep, onion & garlic are vegetarian, but not Buddhist vegetarian. Hoisin means “seafood”, but hoisin sauce does not contain seafood, it sometimes accompanies seafood items.

Bottle of hoisin sauce, it's vegan

Let’s make Crazy Good No-Peanut Sauce

Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and process or blend until smooth.

Blending Crazy Good No-Peanut Sauce in the food processor
Blending Crazy Good No-Peanut Sauce in the food processor
Crazy Good No-Peanut Sauce in the food processor
Crazy Good No-Peanut Sauce in the food processor

If you feel the sauce is too thick, add more water or broth; for thicker sauce, add more almond butter.

For a sweeter sauce add more maple syrup or make the hoisin variation in the notes.

To store: refrigerate in an air-tight container for 2 to 3 weeks.

Close-up of Roasted broccoli & miso tofu bowl topped with mint leaves &Crazy Good No-Peanut Sauce
Close-up of Roasted broccoli & miso tofu bowl topped with mint leaves &
Crazy Good No-Peanut Sauce
Crazy good no-peanut sauce, vegan, being pored into a small white dish
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Crazy Good No-Peanut Sauce

This Crazy Good No-peanut sauce has all the pizazz. Instead of peanut butter, we make this with almond butter. It's easy, savory, and versatile.
Course Dip, Dressing, Sauce
Cuisine American, California, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword Addictive, almond, dairy-free, Easy, flavorful, food network, make-ahead, non-dairy, quick, rich, savory
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 216kcal

Equipment

  • Food processor or blender

Ingredients

Optional

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and process or blend until smooth.

Notes

Nutrition Information is approximate.
If you feel the sauce is too thick, add more water or broth; for thicker sauce, add more almond butter.
For a sweeter sauce add more maple syrup or make the hoisin variation in the notes.
To store: refrigerate in an air-tight container for 2 to 3 weeks.

Low Sodium Soy Sauce

This will likely turn out too salty if you use full sodium soy sauce. If you only have full sodium soy sauce, sub out a third or more with water.
If you want to make this gluten-free use low sodium tamari.

Vegan no-chicken broth

You can skip the broth and use water if you want. This broth base is vegan and gluten-free certified. To mix a 1/4 cup of broth using Orrington Farms All Natural Vegan Chicken Broth Base & Seasoning, stir together 1/2 teaspoon base & 1/4 cup water. Please note that different brands of broth bases have different instructions.

How sweet? 

This sauce is complex, full-flavored, and savory, if you like sweetness in your peanut-type sauces add extra maple syrup or make the hoisin variation.

Salt sensitive?

If you are salt sensitive, go light on the low sodium soy sauce and/or use water instead of broth. Taste after making and add more soy sauce to taste.  

Optional Hoisin Variation for a sweeter sauce

To make the Hoisin Variation add 1 part hoisin to 2 parts Crazy Good No-Peanut Sauce and stir it together, i.e. 1 TBSP hoisin & 2 TBSPs Crazy Good No-Peanut Sauce. Add more hoisin if desired. Additionally, you may want to use water instead of broth and lower the amount of low sodium soy sauce by a little if you want to decrease the overall salty components. Lastly, you might want to halve the amount of Crazy Good No-Peanut Sauce (you can adjust the servings in the recipe card to 3 servings to make a half portion) because adding hoisin will yield you more sauce.

Vegetarian hoisin vs regular hoisin?

This falls into the trick question category. They are both vegan. Hoisin is vegetarian. Vegetarian hoisin is Buddhist vegetarian hoisin, meaning it does not contain onion & garlic. Yep, onion & garlic are vegetarian, but not Buddhist vegetarian. Hoisin means “seafood”, but hoisin sauce does not contain seafood, it sometimes accompanies seafood items.
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Nutrition

Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 496mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1mg

Recipe adapted from Nina Simonds posted on The Food Network.

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