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

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on Dec 28, 2013
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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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About Michelle Margaret Fajkus

Michelle is a believer in the power of poetry, circles and stories. She has been practicing yoga for many lifetimes. She shares a tiny cabin with her partner, daughter, cat and dog at Lake Atitlán in the Guatemalan highlands where she enjoys writing, reading, playing, teaching, learning, walking in nature and daydreaming. Michelle has been a columnist for elephant journal since 2010. Her mindful, inspiring essays, articles and poems can also be found on The Tattooed Buddha, Rebelle Society, LeanPub, and her site, Yoga Freedom.

Comments

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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