I’m Nuts About this Scrumptious, Easy Spicy Peanut Sauce. {Recipe}

Via on Dec 28, 2013

spring rolls peanut sauce

Peanut sauce is my favorite condiment of all time.

I’m nuts about it. (Giggle.)

Along with coconut curry, it’s a frequently featured item in our kitchen. It’s delicious to use in stir fry, dipping raw veggies, spring rolls and as a salad dressing. And it’s also super expensive to buy a bottle of it at the store.

After one failed, inedible attempt a few years back, in which I used salted peanuts and mistakenly added more salt, I gave up. Eventually, I picked myself up, dusted myself off and discovered last year that it’s quite simple and quick—and a whole lot cheaper—to make peanut sauce at home.

Here’s the recipe. The great thing is that it’s easy to adapt. Use the garlic, onion and/or jalapeno, depending on your tastes and preferences.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive or other cooking oil
  • one small onion, finely chopped
  • 3-5 cloves of garlic, crushed or minced
  • one medium jalapeno pepper, finely chopped (with seeds if you want it to come out extra spicy)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tbsp honey or agave nectar
  • one cup organic peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions

  • Saute the onion, garlic and/or jalapeno pepper in the oil over medium heat until the onion is translucent.
  • Lower heat, add soy sauce and honey. Then add peanut butter and water to make the sauce the desired consistency (roughly a 2:1 ratio of peanut butter to water). Stir until smooth.
  • Remove from heat and serve or use as stir-fry sauce with tofu, vegetables (and meat, if you must).

Isn’t that ridiculously easy? Never pay $10 for a store-bought bottle again. Enjoy!

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Michelle Margaret Fajkus is the founder of Yoga Freedom, editor-in-chief of Daily Life Practice and Co-creator of EnlightenEd. She is a 30something gringa Gemini in Guatemala where she lives with her life partner, daughter and black cat. Michelle learned hatha yoga from a book at age 12 and found zen in California at 23. She's written about mindful living on elephant journal since 2010. Read one of her books, or come down for a retreat! Connect with Michelle on Google+ or Facebook.

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3 Responses to “I’m Nuts About this Scrumptious, Easy Spicy Peanut Sauce. {Recipe}”

  1. Stacey B. says:

    Looks delicious! And so easy, thanks!

  2. Laura Kutney laurakutney says:

    Wow! Now this I can not pass up. Making very soon—probably today! Thanks!

  3. Laura says:

    Wow! So easy! Thanks for the recipe!

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