Thai Peanut Dressing

Thai Peanut Dressing
I have been a fan of Thai style peanut sauces and dressings ever since I first came across them! The base of a Thai peanut dressing is peanut butter and the main components are the perfect blending of sweet, salty, sour and spicy. Although I enjoy making a more traditional peanut sauce, this is a pantry friendly version that includes ingredients that are common to most kitchens and it whips up in a few minutes. This peanut dressing gets the sweet components form brown sugar (or honey), the saltiness from soy sauce, the sour components from vinegar (or lime juice) and the spiciness from chili sauce (such as sriracha). The dressing is then seasoned with garlic and ginger and it is thinned out to a dressing like consistency with coconut milk (or water). I like to add a touch of cilantro and toasted sesame oil for extra layers of flavour and aroma. This Thai peanut dressing is so easy to make and it's great on salads, rice bowls, in sandwiches and for dipping!

Thai Peanut Dressing

Thai Peanut Dressing

Thai Peanut Dressing

Thai Peanut Dressing

Thai Peanut Dressing
Thai Peanut Dressing

Thai Peanut Dressing

Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Servings: 16(1 cup or 16 1 tablespoon servings)

A quick and easy, pantry, Thai style peanut dressing that is so irresistibly delicious!


ingredients
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2+ cup water (or coconut milk)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (or fish sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar (or cider vinegar or lime juice)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (or honey or palm sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce (or to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, grated
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons peanuts roasted and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro (optional)
directions
  1. Puree everything in a blender or food processor.

Option: Replace the chili sauce with birds eye chilies.
Note: Add enough water (or coconut milk) to get the consistency to that of a pourable dressing.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 39, Fat 2g (Saturated 0.5g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 0, Sodium 125mg, Carbs 2g (Fiber 0.4g, Sugars 1g), Protein 1g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

How long can the Thai Peanut Dressing keep for? And please provide recommended storage (ie, container type, does it need to be refrigerated etc)

Much appreciated!

Anonymous said...

Will this keep in the fridge?

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: Yes, it keeps well in the fridge!

Anonymous said...

For how long?

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: I would say use it in 5 days. Enjoy!

Gloria Baker said...

Hi Kevin Im glad you always make lovely and yummy recipes, all looks delicious, hugs!
Gloria

smolaki said...

How many grams is 1 cup?

Kevin Lynch said...

smolaki: about 250g

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