I needed a rest day, so lucky you… you get a new recipe!
In the dino-chow world, peanuts are a big no-no. (Because they’re legumes, not nuts, and blah blah blah. Get the full explanation from Whole9Life here.)
It didn’t seem like a big deal to me to give up peanuts until I remembered the decadent deliciousness that is peanut sauce. Veggies dipped in peanut sauce. Grilled chicken satay dipped in peanut sauce. Shredded beef wrapped in a butter lettuce leaf with diced red onion and drizzled with… peanut sauce.
You get the idea.
Then Sunbutter entered my life. Creamy. Nutty. Made from beautiful, healthy-fat-filled seeds.
And I got creative.
Makes enough for 2 people to dip a serving of glorious grilled meat and some veggies
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 clove garlic, minced (about 1 teaspoon)
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon coconut aminos or homemade substitute
1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
1/4 cup sunflower seed butter (I like Sunbutter; no sugar added)
dash ground cayenne pepper (optional)
1/4 cup coconut milk
1. Place all the ingredients except the coconut milk in the bowl of a food processor and whirl until well blended.
2. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber scraper, then add the coconut milk. Process until it’s blended and smooth. Store covered in the fridge.
3. Eat with abandon and joyousness.
Note: The organic Sunbutter contains ONLY roasted sunflowers seeds, so if you’re very committed to avoiding added sugars, go for the organic. The “natural” and “crunchy” versions list dehydrated cane juice among the ingredients, which means it’s got a little added sugar. I found several online sources for organic Sunbutter, if you want to be hard routine about it. Prices range from $5-ish to $9-ish per jar, plus one place you can buy by the case!
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