Peanut-Hoisin Sauce

Prep: 10 minutes

Serves:Makes 1 cup

This is a higher-fat choice because of the peanut butter. However, at the McDougall Program, we use PB2, which is a lower fat option than regular peanut butter.


  • 1/2 cup natural chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp agave nectar
  • 2 tsp chili garlic sauce
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger


Place all ingredients in a food processor and process briefly until well combined but not smooth. Pour into a covered container and refrigerate until ready to use. May be heated before serving, if desired.

Serve over grain or noodle dishes, or as a topping for potatoes or vegetables.

Hints: PB2, by Bell Plantation is basically powdered peanut butter, with 85% of the fat removed. You mix it with water and use as you would regular peanut butter. You can't tell the difference.