Leftovers are a necessity in our house. Tonight’s dinner is tomorrow’s lunch. Most weeks we have a “fridge clean out night” when we pile up a mountain of whatever’s left call it a meal. Here’s the problem: While I love reducing food waste (and saving money) my family isn’t always a fan of eating the same thing over and over again.
My solution? Slap some healthy sauces on just about everything and call it a brand new meal. This quick, simple peanut sauce is a favorite in my house.
I pile it on spaghetti squash with chicken and veggies. I reduce the water in the recipe below and use it as a dip for veggies. This sauce does it all. The Thai-inspired flavor has a little bit of heat depending on how much ground cayenne red pepper you add. I recommend adding the amount below and then sprinkling more in if you need it.
Because I have used this sauce mostly to jazz up my leftovers, I rarely make it ahead of time. You can, however, pre-mix it. It keeps in the fridge for several days (though it never actually sits around because I end up using it all so quickly).
This recipe will make enough for one person, so if you are feeding your family or a crowd, you will need to double/triple it. You won’t be sorry you did.
Quick Homemade Peanut Sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
- 2 TBSP of all-natural, organic creamy peanut butter
- 2 TBSP of Tamari Gluten-Free Soy Sauce
- 2 TSP of white vinegar
- 2 TSP of lemon juice
- 1 TSP of water (Optional if making it as a dip)
- ⅛ TSP of ground cayenne red pepper (Add more or less to taste)
- Put all ingredients into a large glass measuring cup or bowl.
- Whisk until well blended.
- Taste and add additional ground cayenne red pepper depending on your personal preference.
- Pour on top of your next meal and enjoy!
Our Quick Homemade Peanut Sauce is pictured here with sliced chicken breast, steamed broccoli, and prepared spaghetti squash. Yum!