The inspiration for this Sweet and Tangy Sunflower Butter Sauce came from wanting to provide an allergen-friendly alternative to our Peanut Sauce recipe. Yet we also desired to provide a healthier, reduced-sodium alternative to traditional stir fry sauce.
This sunflower butter sauce is sweet from the Simple Homemade Date Syrup, and generally mild, although the ginger gives it a subtle kick. The rice vinegar and lime juice give this sauce the right amount of tang (or acid), and the sunflower seed butter both thickens the texture and gives it a nutty flavor. The salty umami flavor (with less sodium than regular soy sauce) comes from the coconut aminos.
While this sunflower butter recipe was developed with the intention of going on Veggie Stir Fry with Noodles, it's absolutely lovely on salads and Buddha bowls. Nutritionally, the sunflower seeds give this sauce a boost in Vitamin E—an antioxidant.
Sweet and Tangy Sunflower Butter Sauce has 7 key ingredients
- Sunflower butter
- Coconut aminos
- Rice vinegar
- Fresh ginger root
- Simple Homemade Date Syrup
How to Prepare
The preparations of this sauce is simple, especially if you have a mini blender. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. If you're using this for a thicker dipping sauce, start by using 2 tablespoons of water, and gradually add more to achieve desired consistency.Print
Sweet and Tangy Sunflower Butter Sauce
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Diet: Vegan
This Sweet and Tangy Sunflower Butter Sauce is the sister to our Peanut Sauce recipe. With sunflower seed butter, coconut (or regular) aminos, garlic, rice vinegar, fresh ginger root, Simple Homemade Date Syrup, and fresh lime juice, this sauce goes wonderfully on stir fry dishes, salads, and bowls. #stirfrysauce #sunflowerbutterrecipe #soyfree #nutfree #glutenfree #healthyveganrecipes #oilfree #danielfastrecipes
- ⅓ cup sunflower butter (no added oil or sugar)
- 2 Tbsp coconut aminos (or 1 Tbsp regular aminos is okay if no soy allergy)
- 1 to 2 cloves garlic, chopped (I used two)
- 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 Tbsp fresh ginger root, peeled and minced
- 2 Tbsp Simple Homemade Date Syrup
- ½ lime juiced
- ⅓ cup water
- ¼ tsp crushed red pepper for heat
Put all ingredients into a mini blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Sauces
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: Asian
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