Tastes of Thailand
If you’re looking for the perfect dip, dressing or marinade, look no further! Our Thai Peanut Sauce is bursting with so much flavor and will be the highlight of whatever dish you add it to. The flavors are so versatile, it can be paired with chicken, salad, tofu or even as a dip for fresh vegetables. Say goodbye to boring salads! Thai Peanut Sauces adds a zesty, nutty flavor and is incredibly easy to prepare. We know this sauce will be a hit with the whole family!
Not only do peanuts add a delicious flavor to this sauce but they are boasting with nutritional value as well. For a plant food, peanuts are exceptionally high in protein and low in carbohydrates. Peanuts are also rich is copper, biotin, phosphorus, folate, niacin and many more important minerals. Peanuts are also high in antioxidants which are important to fend off infection from free radicals . For more information on peanuts, products, introducing peanuts to infants and recipes, check out the National Peanut Board.
What’s so great about this sauce is how well it pairs with other foods. Below we’ve listed some of our favorite recipes that include this peanut sauce as well as some we think this would taste great with!
Thai Style Peanut Sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon coconut oil, or olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3/4 cup coconut water
- 3/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons low sodium tamari, soy sauce or coconut aminos, gluten-free if necessary
- 2 tablespoons red curry paste
- 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon sorghum syrup, or honey
- red pepper flakes, optional
Heat coconut oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté until browned. Add coconut milk, coconut water, water, and tamari, and whisk together. Add curry paste; stir for 1 minute. Whisk in peanut butter and sorghum syrup, and bring to a simmer. Cook for about 5 minutes. Add red pepper flakes if desired.
Remove from heat, cool and set aside.
Serving size: 1/4 cup, Calories: 80, Fat: 7 grams, Saturated fat: 4 grams, Carbohydrates: 3 grams, Sugar: 2 grams, Sodium: 170 milligrams, Fiber: 0.5 grams, Protein: 2 grams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
 Arnarson, A. (2015, January 17). Authority Nutrition. Retrieved from Peanuts 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits: https://authoritynutrition.com/foods/peanuts/
Disclosure: Triad to Wellness is an ambassador for the National Peanut Board. However, we were not compensated for this post.