After almost twenty years of motherhood, I still have picky eaters in my house. And I bet you do too.
It’s not fun to be a short order cook, is it? Your husband is on keto, your daughter can’t stand broccoli, your son is allergic to gluten. Sometimes there are so many quirks and food restrictions to keep track of, it’s hard to find a dish everyone can enjoy together.
For those times, it’s nice to keep a secret weapon in your back pocket. Mine happens to be this delicious homemade peanut sauce.
I’ll admit: it’s saved my bacon on more than once. Not only is it easy to whip together, it’s a crowd pleaser that goes with all kinds of dishes: stir-fry, salmon, spring rolls. This sounds kind of weird, but hear me out: I love roasting cauliflower and broccoli together, then drizzling this peanut sauce on top. It takes plain veggies and transforms them into flavor bombs.
And the cool thing is, you can switch out ingredients and the sauce is still delicious. I’ve made it with almond butter and cashew butter. I’ve made it with soy sauce and gluten-free tamari. You could even stick a little lime in there. The possibilities are endless.
So tonight, while my husband Tony and I enjoy this peanut sauce on top of some stir-fry, my kids will eat it with some noodles. Easy, delicious, everyone’s happy. This sauce is a weeknight win.
- 1 cup peanut butter
- ½ cup water (start with less, and add more to reach desired consistency)
- ⅓ cup tamari (or soy sauce)
- 2 Tablespoons ginger, peeled and minced
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- Combine all all ingredients in a blender or food processor.
- Blend until creamy and smooth.