A good peanut sauce is quite versatile. You can use it over roasted or steamed vegetables, with baked potatoes (white or sweet), with pasta, grains, seitan satay, or as the finishing touch for bowls. Peanut sauce makes everything taste better.
Makes about 1.5 cups
Whisk together the ingredients in a saucepan over low heat. Cook uncovered on low for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add a little water if needed to reach your desired consistency.
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 Tablespoons soy or tamari sauce
1 Tablespoon date paste or 1 teaspoon sugar or agave nectar
1.5 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon roasted sesame paste or sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
Sriracha sauce or cayenne pepper to taste
If it is too thick, stir in more water. Serve on noodles, rice, baked potatoes, vegetables, or as a dip for anything. Freezes well.
Nutrition: Whole-food unprocessed if you use date paste and roasted sesame paste; WFPBNO
Timing: about 20 minutes