Favorite Peanut Dressing
Yield: ~1 cup (recipe easily halves or doubles)
Creamy, savory, and perfectly balanced, this dressing is endlessly versatile and complements a wide variety of vegetables, proteins, and grains. Use it to pull together delicious noodle and veggie bowls, for example, or as a sauce for chicken, shrimp, grilled tuna, roasted broccoli, sweet potatoes, and more.


Ingredients

  • ¼ cup (64g) peanut butter
  • ¼ cup (60ml) low sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 3 tablespoons (60g) honey
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (or 1 medium clove)
  • 1-2 teaspoons sriracha sauce (or to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons (28ml) mild olive or vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Stir the peanut butter, soy sauce, honey, vinegar, ginger, garlic, and sriracha together in a small bowl until smooth. (Tip: I like to use a fork as a whisk and find it’s easiest to fully incorporate the peanut butter – no lumps! – if I start by slowly stirring in the liquid ingredients to thin the peanut butter.) Stir in the oil, whisking to create a smooth, creamy mixture.

    Stored in the refrigerator, the peanut sauce will keep for a week or more. Tip: the flavors will improve as the sauce rests so, if possible, I like to prepare it even a hour or so before using.


Notes

For a hint of complementary flavor, you may add a teaspoon or so of toasted sesame oil to the dressing.
If a gluten-free recipe is needed, be sure to use gluten-free soy sauce or tamari.


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