Sneak some fiber and veggies into a sweet and savory peanut sauce! Oil-free, vegan, gluten-free, full of flavor! |

Sweet Potato Peanut Sauce

  • Author: Beth Hornback | Pass the Plants
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups


This sweet potato peanut sauce is a great way to sneak in some extra veggies and fiber! Vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, and SO healthy!


  • 2 cups sweet potato (peeled and diced (about 1 large sweet potato))
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2- inch piece ginger root (finely chopped or grated with a Microplane (peeled if not organic))
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced or grated)
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce (use Tamari if gluten-free)
  • 1 lime (juiced)


  1. Place the sweet potato and water into a small or medium sized saucepan (2-4 quarts).
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until the sweet potato is fork-tender. DO NOT drain the water – it’s needed for the sauce!
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for 1-2minutes, whisking to combine.
  4. Remove from the heat and puree until smooth using an immersion blender. (see note for blending alternatives)
  5. Serve over steamed or stir-fried vegetables with protein of choice and brown rice for an easy dinner!


  • Serving Size: 1/4 Cup