A Simple Sauce For Stir-Fries

This simple sauce I used a great deal when I was a vegetarian. I would either use fresh vegetables or use a bag of frozen mixed vegetables. It was such a simple meal which is why I don’t know why I stopped using it when I started eating meat again. For whatever reason, I did not use a bunch of recipes that I used when I only ate veggies.

I really don’t understand why I stopped using this particular recipe considering it has one of my favorite ingredients. PEANUT BUTTER!! Uhhh, possible brain damage? lol

You can stick to the simple vegetable stir-fry or you could add some protein. Tofu, chicken, pork or shrimp would work best I think. You could use beef but I think that a lighter tasting protein would work best.


  • 2 Tbsp. of soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. of peanut butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. of brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. of rice vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. of fresh ginger, grated (optional)


  1. Put peanut butter in the microwave for ~ 30 seconds just to loosen it up.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, set aside.
  3. Stir-fry protein and vegetables in oil (I often used sesame but any light oil would work. Maybe peanut?!)
  4. Add sauce about 3 minutes before finishing.

I always doubled the recipe because I loved pouring extra on my rice or noodles. Top dish with crushed peanuts. Enjoy everyone!

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