I love this peanut butter sauce, the ginger makes it extra delicious. This is one of those lifesaver recipes when you have a sudden, unexpectedly dinner guest. Steamed vegetables and rice is simple and fast but what do you jazz it up with?
Answer: Peanut butter sauce with ginger is enjoyed by everyone!
No food is perfect, though; there are some cautions with peanuts. Hopefully, you are not one of the 1% that is highly allergic to peanuts.
Make sure you are using good peanut butter. Read the label. Natural, old-fashioned organic peanut butter with no hydrogenated fats and sugar is the best. Choose peanut butter that contains only peanuts and salt. This kind is full of peanut flavor and doesn’t contain additives and is better for the environment too. Refrigerate it and turn it upside down in the fridge so the peanut oils and solids can re-mix.
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This is good peanut butter with no unhealthy additives and is organic too.
Smucker’s Organic Creamy Peanut Butter
I am a big fan of chunky peanut butter cause I like the crunch: Smucker’s Organic Natural Peanut Butter-chunky.
This recipe is full of healthy ingredients, find out more about the benefits of each one:
Onion – We add nutritious onions to our meals even though we get teary from them. Onions are high in protective phytonutrients, vitamins, and unique anti-inflammatory nutrients. Also, they are low in saturated fat, sodium, and cholesterol. Being so high in nutrients makes them ideal for weight loss and maintaining optimum health.
Coconut oil – once thought as a heart disease-causing saturated fat is now been proclaimed ‘the healthiest oil on earth.’Discover how this transformation came about and the top 12 benefits of this newly declared an Amazing SuperFood.
Garlic – To get the most health benefits from garlic, let it sit for a minimum of 5 minutes, after cutting and before eating or cooking. Waiting for 5 – 10 minutes allows the health-promoting allicin to form. If you do not let it sit, allicin is never formed, so it is worth the wait
Ginger -is a wonderful herb superfood full of health benefits. Spicy aromatic ginger adds a unique flavour to meals and beverages. The many wonderful health benefits of ginger also cause the cells of my body to glow with gratitude. Chinese medicine and Indian Ayurvedic medicine have used ginger to help cure and prevent health problems for thousands of years. In the west, we are just learning how valuable it is.
Water – Most of us already know that our tap water is filled with chemicals! And many of us always filter it before drinking it. I have for decades.
Lemon – are acidic to the taste but are alkaline-forming in the body. In fact, they are one of the most alkaline-forming superfoods; this makes them great for balancing a highly acidic condition in the body. Also, they are full of many health benefits.
Himalayan salt: Salt that is actually healthy for you!
Stevia – The stevia plant is incredibly sweet and also incredibly good for you. The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter.
Honey – Discover the health benefits of honey, one of the oldest sweeteners on earth. It is a delicious part of any dessert made with it; see some of my favourite recipes here too.
Basil – ‘The Oldest Herb’ is one of my favorites for cooking and health. Discover its balancing health benefits, its amazing history and trivia, and many delicious recipes
Now time to make your peanut butter sauce.
Peanut Butter Sauce with Garlic
- 1 small onion
- 1 Tbsp peanut oil or coconut oil
- 1-3 cloves garlic (optional) finely chopped
- 1-3 Tbsp fresh ginger grated
- 1 cup water
- 2/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1 Tbsp tamari or soya sauce or 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
- 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- Chop the onion finely.
- Sauté onion and garlic in a pan until golden brown.
- Add the ginger.
- Mix together tamari or salt with 1 cup water.
- Turn the heat down to low and add a half cup of water and the peanut butter.
- Mixed well and when well mixed, add the rest of the water to the peanut butter mixture and mix.
- Simmer for a few minutes.
- Mix in lemon juice.
- Serve on top of steamed vegetables.
- Enjoy your peanut butter sauce.
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped. A few drops of stevia or 1 tsp honey. Instead of ginger add basil.
Here are some of my favorite peanut butter recipes:
Warming Vegetable Stew with Peanut Butter – This is a tasty vegetable stew with peanut butter and it is filled with superfood vegetables. The sweet potatoes add that sweetness to the stew making it extra tasty. It has good vegan protein from the peanut butter too. It is very good for cold winter days.
Peanut Butter Bliss Balls -This is one of those recipes that originated in my hippy days in the Kootenays of British Columbia, Canada. We had a variety of flavours of ‘Bliss Balls’; this was a favorite
Green Smoothie with Peanut Butter and Banana – Start your day with a green smoothie with peanut butter and notice a difference! This is a very simple smoothie with fresh spinach, banana, peanut butter, and coconut milk. It is full of vitamins, minerals, and even protein!