Monday, March 14, 2011

Clean Eating Perfect Peanut Sauce

Makes about 1 cup of sauce
This really is as good as the name sounds and very easy to make. I could eat this every single day and never get tired of it :) If you’re really pressed for time, you can even just combine all of the ingredients and heat in the microwave. I usually quadruple the recipe to make a big batch and then freeze it in 1/2 and 1 cup portions for a quick throw together meal.

Perfect Peanut Sauce over pasta and veggies

Ingredients:
  • ¼ cup smooth natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup light coconut milk (or skim milk and 1 tsp coconut extract or even just plain milk/water if you don't like coconut)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sucanat/honey
  • 1 Tbsp lemon or lime juice
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
ONE: Throw everything into a small saucepan (or medium if you're making more than one batch at once) and whisk well.

TWO: Heat over medium heat until sauce begins to bubble and thicken. You only want the sauce to thicken slightly until it just starts to coat the back of a spoon because it will thicken quite a bit more while it stands and once you've poured it over your pasta or whatever you're serving it with. If it gets too thick, thin it with a little bit of chicken broth or skim milk.

JUST coating the spoon... as soon as you see this get it off of the heat ASAP :)
Freeze using the small portions method to use as a dip or medium/large portions method to use as a sauce. Serve hot or cold.

NUTRITION INFO:

Per 1/4 cup - 150 Calories (104 Calories from Fat), 12g total Fat, 4g Saturated Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 152 mg Sodium, 9g Carbohydrates, 2g Dietary Fiber, 6g Sugars, 5g Protein, 0% DV Vitamin A, 4% DV Vitamin C, 1% DV Calcium, 4% DV Iron

:)

3 comments:

  1. This stuff is amazing! If I make a batch, we'll eat about 2/3 of it with dinner, but the rest of it never makes it to the freezer as I end up licking the leftovers out of the pot :-& (bashful, guilty look.) If you ever crave Thai foods, add a small pinch of crushed red pepper flakes and this will hit the spot!

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  2. Making this for dinner. I'll let you know how I like it. And, yes it's the first time I make it! Can you believe it?

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  3. This was the perfect simple sauce to go with my chicken and noodles for lunch. I halved it so I have lunch tomorrow...sweet

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