Vegan, Oil-free, Gluten-free
Another great sauce you will want to double!
If time is your problem, then this 5-Minute Peanut Sauce is your solution. The 5-Minute Peanut Sauce is done in no time and so far, everybody who has tried this sauce has been a fan.
It is great for those moments when you have unexpected guests. Just cook some brown rice or sweet potato noodles, make the 5-Minute peanut Sauce, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and cut up scallions and you are good to go.
Peanuts are a good source of protein, healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They are particularly high in vitamin E, magnesium, and potassium.
A word of caution, if you are trying to lose weight, be mindful of portion sizes as peanuts are calorie dense. Alternatively, you can also use defatted powdered peanut butter that you can find in your local supermarket or online and mix it with enough water to make it the consistency you like. Just make sure the only ingredient is peanuts.
5-Minute Peanut Sauce
1/2 cup smooth, oil-free peanut butter
2 Tbsps Bragg’s Aminos or tamari
1 date OR 1 Tbsp maple syrup, or more, to taste
1 tsp Sriracha or 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 Tbsps rice wine vinegar
1 tsp fresh ginger
1 cup water
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more dates or water if needed.
Store refrigerated in an airtight container.
How to use it:
Mix it with stir-fried/steamed vegetables.... Pour over whole-grain pasta, rice, quinoa etc.
Note: To lower the fat content, use defatted, powdered peanut butter such as Pure PB2 and add more water to adjust consistency.
No animals were harmed during the creation of this recipe!