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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About Michelle Margaret Fajkus

Michelle Margaret Fajkus ("fake-us") is a proponent of natural, lifelong learning through yoga, mindfulness, living, loving and letting go. An avid reader, writer and blogger, she's a longtime lover of words and languages, especially English and Spanish. Today, Michelle is a 34-year-old expat from Austin living at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala with her life partner, daughter and black cat. Michelle is the founder of Yoga Freedom. She learned yoga from a book at age 12 and found Buddha in California at 23. She's written over 250 posts about mindful living on elephant journal since 2010. Her writing also appears on Rebelle Society, Be You Media Group and her blog, Daily Life Practice. Read her memoir, chakra guide or (free!) beginners guide to mindfulness and yoga here, or come on down to Guatemala 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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