Recipe: Simple Thai Peanut Sauce

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Make a simple Thai peanut sauce with local ingredients

Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe

One of the best ways to eat more vegetables is to compliment them with a delicious sauce. Click here for more recipes by Loni and Leah!

Peanuts are an awesome high protein legume (not a nut, in fact!) whose flavor is complimented by lime, ginger, garlic and red pepper in this recipe.

This versatile Thai peanut sauce stores in the fridge up to 2 weeks tightly covered and will be your favorite new kitchen condiment. Makes about 2 cups of peanut sauce.

(And for everyday Thai cooking that pairs well with this sauce, click here for a recipe book).

thai peanut sauce loni leah cambridgeIngredients

• 1 tablespoon canola oil
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 2/3 cup creamy natural peanut butter
• 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
• 2 1/2 tablespoons Tamari or soy sauce
• 2 teaspoons sesame oil
• 2 teaspoons honey
• 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
• 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
• 1 teaspoon (or more based on spice preference) Sambal Olek (we recommend the vegan kind)
• 1/3 cup or more warm water

In a medium skillet over medium heat, add oil and garlic. Saute about 30 seconds or until fragrant. Reduce heat to low and add peanut butter, vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, lime juice, ginger and Sambal. Whisk to combine and add water as needed.

This Thai peanut sauce is awesome in fresh rolls (made with rice paper and crunchy vegetables) or with a veggie stir fry. You can thin it out with some water or vegetable broth and use it as a salad dressing. We even like it as a protein packed sandwich spread!

Leah in actionAbout Loni & Leah:

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Loni has a culinary certificate from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, as well as a B.S. in Nutrition from Boston University. When she isn’t cooking with Leah, she is changing the lives of young cooks at Future Chefs and Beaver Country Day Camp. Leah is a graduate student of Boston University, working on her M.S. in Dietetics with the Dietetic Internship. In addition to training for the Boston Marathon, she is also teaching fitness classes at the Cambridge Athletic Club.

Loni and Leah

How did Loni and Leah meet?  Loni and Leah volunteered together in a six-week Cooking Matters class. They connected right away over delicious food and pink wine. They currently teach a series of healthy cooking classes at the Boston Center for Adult Education, which have been featured in the Boston Globe’s “Weekend to Do List.” You can find their recipes on the Boston Center for Adult Education’s blog and in the American Dietetic Association’s Eat Right Newsletter.

Want more in Cambridge? You can catch us at the Boston Center for Adult Education all year long!

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