Sunflower Seed Sauce: Peanut-free Version of Peanut Sauce

This peanut sauce look-alike is peanut-free + also free of the top 8 allergens. Nutritious SunButter is used to replace peanut butter. Plus, this recipe is soy free + gluten free, two other ingredients that can often be found in a traditional peanut sauce.

peanut free peanut sauce

I made this peanut-free "peanut sauce" + my husband said, do we have any vegetables to go with it? I'm not kidding that made my day! Of course I had some vegetables to go with it. My husband has no food restrictions. So, sometimes he's a hard sell on allergy friendly recipes. But, he loved this. And, he thinks my recipe tastes like the real thing! I sure was excited to hear that. I love this recipe also. But, honestly, I've forgotten what peanut butter tastes like as I haven't had it for almost 2 years now.

Sunbutter Sauce

Sunflower Seed Sauce: A Peanut-free Version of Peanut Sauce:


1/2 Cup SunButter

1/2 Cup Water

2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast

1 tbsp Honey

1 tbspn Fresh Lime Juice

2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes

1 tsp Garlic Salt


Optional: 1 tsp Fresh Ginger. For garlic allergy, omit garlic + add extra red pepper to taste. For strict vegans, use bee-free honey.

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Turn stovetop to Medium heat. In a small sauce pan, add SunButter + water. Stir well. Slowly add in the remaining ingredients + stir well.  Remember to keep the heat low to prevent burning.


Add your SunButter Sauce to: Jasmine rice + sautéed eggplant, tomato slices, and steamed green beans.



sunbutter sauce

I hope you love this simple sauce + as always, add whatever vegetables you'd like. Or, what you have on hand. Or, what you found on sale at your local store this week.


Photography by: // Lindsey Lee & Co.

Sunflower Seed Sauce. Peanut free- peanut sauce