Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Creamy Peanut Salad Dressing

A thick and flavorful dressing for salads. Peanuts are a great source of protein, which will keep you feeling full longer :)

COLOURS! They are important!
Materials & Methods:

In a food processor or Vita-Mix or Magic Bullet, blend hulled peanuts until almost peanut butter (the peanut powder will get kind of sticky). Add various oils, sauces, and vinegars a tablespoon at a time, blending in between each addition, until the desired consistency and flavor is reached. Just use whatever you have lying around. Chances are if you have it it's something you like, and if you like it it will probably taste good (to you, anyway).

I used ~1/4 C. peanuts, ~1/4 C. oil (mostly olive, but also some sesame, 'bitter tea', and fragrant oil), and a T. of ponzu sauce, some soy sauce, and a bit of rice vinegar and Asian Worcestershire/Black vinegar. If you like a sweeter sauce you can add liquid sweetener like fructose, agave, maple syrup, etc.

My Taiwanese friends enjoyed it with a bit of plum vinegar mixed in. I don't like Chinese pickled plums, so I abstained, but if you'd like a bit of fruitiness you could give it whirl :)