Posted by Mariah | Posted in 21-Day-Adventure Cleanse, Appetizers & Sides, Salads, Uncategorized | Posted on 17-03-2011
One of my favorite restaurant’s in Kansas City, the Blue Koi, has a sauce simply called “awesome sauce.” I’m really not sure what’s in it, but it is indeed awesome. And you can drizzle it over everything on their menu — from spring rolls to lettuce wraps to one of their many awesome noodle dishes.
This peanut sauce recipe is like that. It goes well with any Asian cuisine you want to throw at it. But it’s equally delicious on raw veggies, steamed veggies, rice crackers, pita chips, etc. I modified the following recipe from the Moosewood’s Lowfat Favorites cookbook. (A must-have for vegetarians who are trying to cut back on fat and calories!)
3 tbsp. natural peanut butter, at room temperature
1 garlic clove, minced or pressed
1/2 to 1 fresh chile, minced, seeds removed for a milder heat
2 tbsp. cider or rice vinegar
1 tbsp. cilantro
1 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1/4 cup fresh or prepared salsa
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger root
- Throw all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth and creamy.
- Try it with Soba Noodle Stir Fry or anything Asian.