Peanut butter is the best thing ever invented. We don`t know who came up with the idea of blending peanuts into a delicious, buttery spread, but he or she (or they?) are our favourite person. Seriously, every day we are tempted to attack the jar of peanut butter with a spoon. Every day.
While peanut butter usually makes an appearance in our breakfasts and snacks, sometimes, we branch out and include it in our dinner, too!
Aahh peanut sauce. It may not be entirely acceptable to just slather our veggies in peanut butter for dinner, but turn it into a peanut sauce and suddenly it becomes a completely different ball game. Suddenly, peanut butter for dinner becomes a normal, socially-acceptable thing to do.
We didn’t exactly attack this sauce with a spoon, but we did do several taste-tests ;).
Not only did this meal (temporarily) satiate our peanut butter craving, but it also helped us use up a bunch of our zuchinni! The normal thing to do would’ve been to serve this sauce stirred into soba noodles or something similar, but we had the rest of a delicious home-made loaf of bread to use up before it became a giant home-made crouton, so instead we julienned a whole bunch of zuchinni and carrots to act as a kind of “noodle”.
And besides, the bread was the perfect vessel for scooping up all of that delicious sauce… 😉 Our entire family had they’re pieces of bread in the pan, swiping up every last drop!
A little zing from the ginger, a kick from sambal oelek, freshness from the lime, and the smooth, rich taste of peanut butter- this sauce is a winner all around. Stir it into noodles, pour over veggies or chicken, use as a marinade for tofu, and always, always have a piece of bread to sop up all that leftover sauce!
Ginger Lime Peanut Sauce
Time: 5 min
Makes: about 3/4 c.
1/2 c. all-natural peanut butter
juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp Sambal Oelek
1 clove of garlic
1/2 c – 3/4 c. water (depending on how thick you want your sauce)
Combine all ingredients except water in the food processor and blend until smooth. Then, with the motor running, gradually add water until the sauce reaches your desired consistency.
Do you like peanut butter?
What is your favourite way to enjoy it? (besides straight from the jar, of course ;))