Spicy Peanut Sauce
Yield:: 1⅓ cups
 
This delectable, spicy sauce is always a phenomenal hit. Serve it over pasta, grains, salad greens, or steamed vegetables. It's exceedingly flavorful, so a little goes a long way.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice or mild vinegar (such as brown rice vinegar or white wine vinegar)
  • 1 Tablespoon sweetener of your choice
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root, or ½ teaspoon ground ginger (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Star Vegetarian Support Formula nutritional yeast flakes
  • ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • approx. ⅔ cup vegetable broth or water, as needed
  • 1 large scallion, thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients except the scallion in a blender, adding just enough broth or water to facilitate processing and create a fairly thick sauce. Process until very smooth and creamy, adding a small amount more liquid if necessary. Stir in the scallions.

  2. Serve the sauce at room temperature, or transfer it to a storage container, and chill it in the refrigerator. It will keep for 3 to 5 days.

  3. The Cook's Secrets:
  4. This sauce will thicken somewhat when refrigerated. If desired, thin it with a little more broth or water before using.

  5. Alternatively, the sauce may be blended by hand. Simply place the peanut butter in a medium mixing bowl, and gradually whisk in the liquid ingredients to create a smooth emulsion. Whisk in more broth or water, if necessary, and stir in the scallions.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ cup Calories: 158 Fat: 10 gm Carbohydrates: 10 gm Protein: 6 gm
 

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