Noodles wrapped on chopsticks with veggies and tofu in a white bowl

The spicy almond butter sauce i’ve had on repeat! I kept showing this on my Instagram stories, and you guys were so eager for the recipe. So excited to finally share- mostly because it’s so simple to make! I’ve been having this with homemade spring rolls or big noodle bowls. it’s the best flavor and so satisfying!

Noodles wrapped on chopsticks with veggies and tofu in a white bowl

I really love some good take out. My sister and I are both addicted to Thai food, and I used to order it at least once a week. Now I love making more own healthier versions at home! I find these types of meals to be simple, satisfying, full of flavor, AND easy to load in a bunch of veggies!

For my noodle bowls, I love throwing these ingredients together:

  • brown rice noodles
  • tofu (pressed for 15 minutes, then cooked in olive oil in a pan over medium heat)
  • sautéed green cabbage
  • roasted cauliflower
  • baby spinach
  • bell peppers
  • thinly sliced cucumbers (click here for the mandoline slicer i have)

It’s such a simple sauce that takes a meal to the next level. I just love it! you can play around with it and make it thicker with less water or more almond butter, and you can make it as spicy as you like! I recommend a good quality sriracha product made with wholesome ingredients, as some can be filled with junk. I love this brand.

I can’t wait to see what you’re having this sauce with! Enjoy! xx

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Simple Spicy Almond Butter Sauce

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner, Side Dishes


An incredibly simple almond butter sauce that you can throw on so many different meals! Try this with noodle bowls, over chicken or shrimp, or for dipping spring rolls in!


  • 2 tbsp almond butter (sub sunflower seed butter for nut free)
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos (or sub low sodium gluten free soy sauce)
  • 1 tbsp filtered water
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp siracha (or more, to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • dash of sea salt


  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl, then whisk with a fork until smooth. Taste and adjust spice and salt to personal preference.

Appetizers + Sides, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lunch + Dinner, Paleo, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian


Oct 30, 2019

Simple Spicy Almond Butter Sauce

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  1. Cara says:

    THIS IS SO GOOD. I’ve made it with both almond butter and peanut butter and either way, it’s amazing. It’s also very easy to make the whole recipe your own by adding in whatever protein/vegetables you want. The sauce is what brings everything together and makes it a fun and unique dinner!!

  2. Sommer says:

    So easy and insanely flavorful!

    Even my friends who are usually suspicious of “healthy” food loved it. It’s become a staple for when I have guests and need a simple crowd pleaser

  3. Gillian says:

    This has become my go-to sauce whenever I’m not feeling up to making an elaborate meal but still want something satisfying! I’ve put it on all of my noodle bowls, each with a different combination of vegetables/proteins and it’s been amazing on every single one!

  4. Megan L says:

    I’ve made this I think around 20+ times and i am still not tired of it nor do I think I will ever be! Perfect balance of sweet n salty n nutty

  5. Tori says:

    This might be my new favorite sauce, it is so simple and delicious!!! It is a great way to spice up an otherwise boring meal ????????

  6. Lindsey Keller says:

    I love Mia’s recipes for a lot of reasons (the taste, they’re simple, etc.), but she also uses a lot of the same ingredients (coconut aminos, sesame oil, etc.) for her sauces. Somehow each recipe is still very different – like this one adds almond butter and gives it a completely different flavor. Love this recipe!

    • Mia Zarlengo says:

      Ah this makes me SO happy- this is exactly what I aim to do. Once you have the ingredients, you can use them in so many different ways. Thank you so much Lindsey!

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  7. Cassi says:

    Honestly just put this sauce on everything – it’s SO good!

  8. Diane says:

    This recipe is so simple yet so flavorful and packed with veggies! A great alternative to take out noodles

  9. Jackie says:

    I made this recipe for my roommates and me a few times, and they absolutely love it. I gave them the recipe and they have been cooking it for their families too and they also love it. This recipe does not disappoint. I throw in whatever veggies I have with the brown rice ramen noodles and it is so delicious.

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