Tuesday, November 3, 2009

"The" Peanut Sauce


This is basically the best peanut sauce ever and I'm so incredibly happy that I came across it. I'm done trying out other recipes - this is the one! It's full of flavour, perfectly peanut-y, and it has a nice consistency that's not too thick so it evenly distributes over everything. And you make it in a blender or magic bullet. So easy, so good. You must make it. That's pretty much it! Check out Julie's original recipe to see the different options you can choose for each ingredient. She makes peanut sauce so simple and approachable! Oh by the way, of course you can do whatever you want with the sauce but I just stir fried up a ton of vegetables and tofu and ate it with noodles or rice with the sauce on top. Healthy and so tasty.

If this sounds good, you might also like:
Soba Noodles with Zucchini Ribbons
Fried Rice with Scallions, Edamame and Tofu
Fresh Pear and Curry Pasta

Peanut Sauce
Adapted from Dinner With Julie

1/4 cup coconut milk (or I've used water if I didn't have it)
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp grated fresh ginger

Combine all the ingredients in a blender or jar and whiz or shake until smooth. Refrigerate until you’re ready to serve it. Makes about a cup.

21 comments:

Dana said...

I'd like a big old bowl of that deliciousness please.

Ben said...

Oh that sounds delicious! I love to learn new ways to use peanut butter.

Lu said...

O.M.G. Those noodles are on my "to make" list asap. Looks delicious.

Kirsten Lindquist said...

I couldn't agree more! Simplicity is perfection!

Clare and Gary said...

How easy is that...mine have always turned out a bit 'gloopy' I'll give that one go!

fresh365 said...

I can't get enough peanut sauce! I will be sure to try this one- thanks!

Johanna said...

mmm sounds good - I want to try peanut sauce with marmalade so maybe I could try this one with marmalade instead of honey

kimberleyblue said...

Looks amazing! What a bowl of goodness that looks like. I love simple, delicious and fast meals like that.

Steph said...

Thanks for sharing. I always love it when something so simple is so delicious.

Pam Walter said...

This sounds perfect for a light stir-fry. Will definitely give it a try. http://blog.sweetservices.com/sweetscandyblog/

KellyDiane said...

I stumbled across your blog for the first time this morning, and I'm glad I did because I have yet to find a peanut sauce I truly enjoy! Thanks for sharing!

Hannah said...

Oh, that does sound promising... Coconut and peanut compliment each other very nicely in savory dishes, and makes for a wonderfully rich pair. I'll have to remember your take on this sauce next time I make one!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

This looks so yummy and so simple. Thanks for sharing this with us!

Pam said...

I love peanut sauce - this recipe looks perfect.

CookiePie said...

Oooooh yum - LOVE peanut sauce. This looks so easy and delicious!!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

What a wonderful way to dress up plain noodles and veggies. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Daily Spud said...

That sauce sounds like it could become a real kitchen regular - anything that combines peanut butter & honey gets my vote!

Deborah said...

Oh, how I wish my husband liked peanut sauce!

Tia said...

wow - a recipe that doesn't ask for "non natural" PB. I've got to try this. thanks!

Krystyna said...

mmm definitely yummy and easy to make. Liked that I didnt need to bother getting out a blender, just shook it in a jar. I think occasionally I'll add some cilantro to it since I do like cilantro in my peanut sauce sometimes :)

Melody said...

this definitely is the best peanut sauce I've had. i'm so happy when you post recipes that i can actually make :p