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Best ever sticky vegan satay sauce recipe

E .C.O. Recipe
Our tried and tested favourites

Treat yourself and friends to the stickiest of satay dishes. This can be teamed with rice, noodles or salad. Completely vegan and endlessly moreish you might not want to share. This typically serves four but realistically two people could gorge on it easily.

We don’t like having to scroll endlessly to get to the good stuff so we will cut to the chase.


2 tsp golden syrup
2 tbsp soy sauce
1.5 tbsp mild curry powder
8 tbsp smooth peanut butter (natural and palm oil free)
400ml coconut milk
Vegan meat substitute – we’ve used a bag of vegan Quorn pieces but tempeh and tofu will be equally delicious


  1. Turn the grill on to moderate to high heat
  2. Mix the golden syrup, soy sauce, curry powder and peanut butter together in a bowl
  3. Pour the coconut milk into a pan on mid heat
  4. Slow add the peanut mix into the pan and melt into the coconut milk
  5. Pour half of the satay sauce into a bowl and leave for later
  6. Grab and line a baking tray and pour the other half of the sauce over Quorn pieces, extra firm tofu (cubed) or tempeh (cubed). Mix to ensure the pieces are coated. Grill for 10-15m turning occasionally until the sauce starts to crisp and brown
  7. While the satay is cooking start preparing your side. Rice usually takes 10-12m, noodles 5m and salad 2-3m. At the same time pour the rest of the sauce back in to the pan and reheat it
  8. Once you’re happy with the golden crispy deliciousness before you bring it from the grill and set it aside
  9. Heap your desired side into a shallow bowl and chuck over your crispy Quorn/tofu/tempeh then drizzle hot sweet satay sauce all over and tuck in

We love this recipe because it’s one of the easiest vegan recipes you can make.  Meat production is wasteful and causes enormous amounts of pollution, and the industry is also one of the biggest causes of climate change. Adopting a vegan diet is more effective than switching to a “greener” car in the fight against climate change. Make an effort today to change outcomes by cutting out animal products once a week (or more if you fancy it!).

Grace works for a School Improvement Partnership and is our resident ocean lover. Having worked as a scuba instructor in Indonesia she has picked up her fair share of ocean plastic. Her favourite eco product is Oliva Olive Oil Soap.

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