Spicy satay sauce

This versatile spicy satay sauce recipe is a tasty addition to any meat, fish or vegetable dish.

SERVES: 4-6 PREP TIME: 5 mins COOK TIME: 12 mins


  • 1 cup tahini
  • 5 heaped tablespoons almonds
  • ½ teaspoon tamarind paste
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • black pepper, to taste
  • chilli powder, to taste


  1. Heat oven to 200°C.
  2. Place almonds on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 6-8 minutes, turning them occasionally to ensure they roast evenly.
  3. Place the tahini into a medium-sized bowl and slowly add the oil, whisking it to ensure it is thoroughly blended.
  4. Add tamarind, black pepper and chilli and blend together thoroughly.
  5. Add lemon juice and honey, stirring together for a smooth consistency.
  6. Remove almonds from oven and allow to cool for a couple of minutes.
  7. Place almonds into a hand held blender or food processor and blend until they are loosely ground but not to a powder - put a small amount aside for decoration.
  8. Now add the wet mix into the blender with the almonds and blend for 10-15 seconds so all is mixed.

To Serve

  • Serve in a small side bowl and garnish with the remaining ground almonds.

  • Serve with any fish, vegetable or meat dish also delicious with Chilli Prawns in Lettuce Cups

Dietary Requirements

Gluten free  |  Dairy free  |  Yeast free  |  Sugar free  |  Egg free  |  Soy free

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  • By Natalie Hawthorne

    Passionate cook and photographer

  • Photography: Natalie Hawthorne

    Passionate cook and photographer