Peanut Dipping Sauce

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Peanut Dipping Sauce

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Serves: 10 (1 tablespoon servings)

Turn up the heat with this quick and easy Peanut Dipping Sauce recipe. Slightly sweet, yet slightly spicy, there is no doubt that you will be wanting more! This highly addictive, Asian style sauce will blow you out of this world.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter (I use smooth natural peanut butter)
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar (refer to notes)
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce, tamari, or liquid aminos
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced/grated ginger root (refer to notes)
  • 1 teaspoon Truvia/stevia
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Scoop peanut butter out of the jar and place into small mixing bowl.
  2. Add the water to the peanut butter and mix VERY WELL. At first it may look like the peanut butter is separating into a gritty mess, but keep mixing (fast) for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Magically, the mixture will turn smooth and creamy.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients (in no particular order) and mix well. Note that when you add the rice vinegar, it will change the color of the sauce to a weird grey-ish color and that is perfectly okay.

Notes

  • I have only tried this recipe with rice vinegar. I do not know if other vinegars will substitute appropriately. Rice vinegar can be found at your local supermarket alongside the other vinegars.
  • Ginger root can be purchased at your local supermarket in the fresh produce section. Ask an employee to point you in the right direction. It is relatively cheap and can stay fresh for weeks. It is a great staple to have in the home, as it’s a wonderful addition to Asian style cooking and offers unparalleled healing properties such an decreasing inflammation, stomach pain relief, and fighting infection. In order to grate fresh ginger, simply use a cheese grater! Also note that there is no need to peel the ginger prior to grating.
  • If you are using regular sugar instead of Truvia/stevia, I believe the conversion will be approx. 2 ½ teaspoons. Please note that I have not prepared this recipe with regular sugar.
  • I do not know the exact nutritional information for this recipe, but you can expect each serving to be approximately 40 calories (mostly due to the peanut butter). If you are watching your calorie intake, try using a low fat peanut butter, whipped peanut butter, or maybe even a powered peanut butter. Please note that I have not tried this recipe with those substitutions.

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