Spicy almond butter sauce

Ayurveda sauce

Ok so this Spicy almond butter sauce has now become my ‘on everything’ sauce! I have it on roasted veggies, brown rice and my husband even has it drizzled over his steak! It has an almond butter base and lots of spices that give it a real kick. The ancient science of Ayurveda suggests we should incorporate the 6 tastes into each meal: sweet, salty, sour, pungent, bitter and astringent. It helps us feel satisfied for longer, aids digestion and helps to control appetite. The spice mix in this sauce covers all of the tastes. You can read more about Ayurveda here. This recipe makes enough for 2, so double or triple to suit your needs. Enjoy!

Spicy almond butter sauce

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Author Katie Dow


  • 2 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp miso paste
  • 1/4 tsp ginger ground
  • 1/4 tsp coriander ground
  • 1/4 tsp cumin ground
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon ground
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric ground
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper ground
  • 1/4 tsp seeded mustard
  • 4-6 Tbsp hot water


  1. Add all of the ingredients (except water) to a glass jug. 

  2. Stir together to form a paste.

  3. Add 4 Tbsp of hot water and stir or whisk until smooth. Add a little bit more water until you reach your deired consistency.

  4. Drizzle over roasted veggies, rice, quinoa, tofu, meat... whatever you like!

Recipe Notes

If you don't like it too hot, reduce the amount of cayenne pepper.