Peanut Sauce

Serve this delectable peanut sauce over noodles or grains; it’s also good over sautéed tofu or tempeh. Tailor the spiciness to your taste!

Makes about 1 1/2 cups

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, or to taste
  • 1 scallion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons grated fresh or jarred ginger
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar or maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder, or to taste
  • Cayenne pepper to taste

Place all the ingredients in the container of a food processor, along with 1/2 cup of water. Process until smooth. Pour the sauce into a small heavy saucepan and heat over low heat until warm, or simply toss with hot noodles, rice or vegetables.


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