Satay Sauce often has high sodium and sugar levels but this version is low in both, making it perfect for little ones. Use it as a dip, marinade or sauce for stir-fries.
Course Dip, Marinade, Sauce
Cuisine Asian Inspired
Keyword Satay Sauce, Satay Sauce for KIds
Prep Time 5minutes
Total Time 5minutes
3/4 cup 200gNatural Peanut ButterSee Note 1
1/2 cup125mlCoconut Milk, (canned)
1tbspCoriander (cilantro), finely chopped
1tbspSoy SauceSee Note 2
1Lime, juice of
1/2tspGarlic, finely chopped
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until well combined.
I use natural peanut butter that is made with 100% peanuts. Many store bought peanut butter brands have a high sugar and salt content but there are many natural peanut butters now available in most supermarkets.
If making for a baby, miss out the soy sauce to reduce the sodium level.
Different brand of peanut butter/ coconut milk may produce different results and you might have to add more or less of certain ingredients to thin/thicken the sauce to your taste. I find natural peanut butter (which I use) is thicker and needs a little more coconut milk to loosen it. Add the milk gradually until you get the right consistency. If you find your sauce too runny, add a little more peanut butter to thicken.
This recipe has been created for babies / young children but that doesn't mean it can't be enjoyed by the whole family. Start by making the base recipe, remove your baby/ child's portion and then boost the salt/sugar/spice levels to suit your taste. Taste and adjust until you have your perfect combinations. No exact measurements needed!
Want it saltier? Add more soy sauce or fish sauce, add a little at a time and keep tasting and adjusting.
Like it Sweeter? As this recipe isn't cooked I don't recommend adding sugar as it could be grainy, you could add some sweet chilli sauce or a touch of maple syrup.
Want it Spicy? Add some freshly chopped chilli or some hot chilli sauce (e.g sriracha). (Or if you like it really hot, like me, add both!)
Like it Sour? Add more lime juice.
Nutritonal Information is a ROUGH guide only, calculated using an online nutrition calculator.