Easy Peanut Sauce

As requested by Danielle below.  I actually took measurements and meant to write this out because it was some awesome peanut sauce!

Easy Peanut Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • juice of one lime
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 – 1 clove minced garlic (depends on how garlicy you want your sauce, I used 1 fat clove)
  • 3 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon tahini (if you don’t have it, add another tablespoon of peanut butter and another teaspoon of sesame oil)
  • water

To Do:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients except the water in a blender and blend until a smooth paste is formed.
  2. Add water until the paste reaches the consistency you want.  You could also store the paste in a jar and add water, as necessary, for whatever recipe you need the sauce for.  For example, to make a dressing for salad, you would add more water; to make a spread for a sandwich, add less or none!
  3. Store in airtight container for up to a week.

Peanut Noodles with Garlic Scapes

Things in the garden plot are really starting to shoot up. Pretty soon we’ll have a whole mess of kale, chard, beets, and purple pole beans. For the time being, however, the garlic cloves we planted last fall have just produced big, beautiful scapes. I harvested a few of them last night and we threw them in (fine chopped) into some peanut noodles.

The peanut sauce was homemade, and mostly leftover from a dinner last week – we had to add some extra water and vinegar to loosen it up. After mixing the sauce into some whole wheat noodles, we just dumped in the scapes along with some chopped up veggie chic patties (not that frugal) and black sesame seeds.