Peanut Sauce or Salad Dressing

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on

First off, I have to apologize.  I meant to post this last week.  Or was it the week before?  I remember a couple people were curious about my salad creation and I was so excited to share it, but I had forgotten to take pictures and then I completely forgot.  Then suddenly, I realized I had lettuce and this dressing and I got excited all over again.  So here we are.  Finally.

Only a few people know this about me… I could(and occasionally do) eat peanut butter off the spoon.  And although I used to love peanut butters like Skippy with the added oil and sugar and salt, now I really don’t even like the taste of them.  We have a store brand peanut butter here that’s just roasted peanuts.  No salt, no sugar and certainly nothing hydrogenated, and somehow it’s the best peanut butter ever.  Yum.

On the other hand, my husband does not like peanut butter.  He likes peanut butter cookies, and spicy peanut sauce on his potstickers but that’s about it.  You will never catch him eating it off a spoon, ever.  Which is cool with me.

So here’s something I can make with peanut butter that we’ll both enjoy(not counting peanut butter cookies :D).  This sauce/dip/dressing, whatever you want to call it, can really be used on anything.  Use it as a dip for dumplings and potstickers, a dip for raw veggies, on fresh spring rolls, even over eggs, the list goes on and on, the only difference is how much water you’ll need to add.  So enjoy whatever way you like!

I used this on a salad made with romaine lettuce, some very thinly sliced red pepper and a sprinkle of peanuts, and I think roughly chopped snap or snow peas would be really awesome.


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1 Pure2raw Twins July 20, 2011 at

Looks fantastic. I used to love peanut butter but my body did not. Luckily I can enjoy other wonderful nuts!!! 😉


2 Maris(In Good Taste) July 20, 2011 at

This looks like a really delicious salad! Love the peanut sauce


3 Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen July 20, 2011 at

I love peanut butter sauce! And I totally sneak a spoon or two of peanut butter every now and then! 😉


4 cakewhiz July 20, 2011 at

good idea using natural peanut butter. it’s hard to find that and i am not too fond of using regular peanut butter with all those additives :S

your salad looks wonderful- healthy and tasty.


5 Sarah July 21, 2011 at

Peanut flavoured ANYTHING is a winner with me! The salad looks amazing. Just the type of food I love.


6 Manu July 21, 2011 at

What a clever idea to use peanut sauce as salad dressing! I love it!!!


7 Lauren at Keep It Sweet July 21, 2011 at

I love anything peanut butter! This sauce looks delicious!


8 Becs @ Lay the table July 21, 2011 at

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog because now I’ve found yours and it’s great! The only way I’ll ever eat a salad is when it’s smothered in sauce, and I especially love peanut sauce!


9 kankana July 21, 2011 at

This is one healthy salad with a great sauce or dressing you used.


10 Sonia The Healthy Foodie July 21, 2011 at

Forget the spoon, I’m a finger dipper! 😀 Oh, shoot, did I really say that? Shhhht, don’t tell anyone…
Want… peanut… butter… NOW!
Oh, and I am so with you on the natural vs fully loaded so called pb. Bring me the all natural! Much yummier!


11 paula hennig July 22, 2011 at

Yum I love pb too! Especially the natural pb. It’s worth the stirring! yummy salad!!!


12 Kathryn July 22, 2011 at

What a fantastic idea! This salad looks so good 🙂


13 Angie@Angiesrecipes July 22, 2011 at

Fresh and delicious! The peanut sauce would go perfectly with some cold noodles too.


14 Nicole@The Galley Gourmet July 22, 2011 at

Now that is a salad dressing that I can put in my year round repertoire. I love all those flavors!


15 Val July 23, 2011 at

I wonder if you could replace the honey (or brown rice syrup) with maple syrup??? It looks delicious though! 😉


16 Heidi @ Food Doodles July 25, 2011 at

I think you probably could, if you don’t mind a slight maple flavor. If you try it let me know!


17 Rachel July 25, 2011 at

Wow looks amazing. I’m going to try this tonight!!

I just made an amazing vegan recipe too!

I just started to blog so check it out!



18 Claudie July 25, 2011 at

This salad looks so beautiful and fresh! And I love the idea of a peanut sauce! I’ve often made peanut sauce for meats, but have yet to make it for salads. I think the time for that has come 🙂


19 sally July 27, 2011 at

I love peanut butter and peanut sauce with just about anything. I’ll have to try this version.


20 Shu Han August 4, 2011 at

i love peanut sauce! try this authentic singaporean satay peanut sauce one day if you like 😉


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