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Satay Sauce

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 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 372kcal


  • 3/4 cup 200g Natural Peanut Butter See Note 1
  • 1/2 cup 125ml Coconut Milk, (canned)
  • 1 tbsp Coriander (cilantro), finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce See Note 2
  • 1 Lime, juice of
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Crushed Ginger


  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until well combined.


  1. 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.
  2. If making for a baby, miss out the soy sauce to reduce the sodium level. 
  3. 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. 
  4. 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. 


Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 486mg | Potassium: 416mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.5mg