Creamy Sesame Peanut Sauce

Thick and creamy this sauce can go well with most dishes and is so quick to make. I poured mine over zucchini noodles while the kids had theirs over somen noodles and veggies.

We eat pretty simply most of the time. Where I put most of my energy into is making delicious nutritious sweet treats and raw foods. But as far as meals go, I keep it pretty simple. That’s where sauces come in handy. The right sauce can enhance the simplest of vegetable medley and make it exciting.

My daughter really wanted noodles from the asian market by our house so I decided to spruce up the meal with this tasty simple sauce.

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Ingredients:

  • 14 oz organic soft tofu
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 2 TBS soy sauce
  • 1 TBS grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup water or more for a thinner sauce

Steps:

  • Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
  • taste and adjust flavors accordingly

If i weren’t sharing this with the kids I probably wold have added some chili flakes to add some spice to it

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Orange Sesame Creamy Dressing

The creaminess comes from tahini. So not only is this dressing delicious, but it is also nutritious as sesame seeds are an important source of omega 6 fatty acids, as well as calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc which all play an important role in bone mineralization and red blood cell production, to name a few.

High in “good” fat and protein, sesame seeds are a great addition to any diet, especially a vegetarian one 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup raw tahini
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • zet of 1/2 an orange
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 TBS sesame oil
  • 1 TBS red wine vinegar

Steps:

  • Put everything in blender and blend until well combined
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge. It will thicken a bit in the fridge, which I think is a good thing.

I used this dressing on a roasted vegetables and raw kale salad, and it tasted perfect 🙂

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Dijon Balsamic Dressing

I asked one of my friends if there was a recipe of mine she would like to see on my blog, and, unexpectedly, she said my salad dressing! It’s true I often have compliments on my dressing. To me it’s nothing much more than a bunch of ingredients thrown in to a bottle to drizzle over my salad. But it’s true that it tastes great. And I’ve had many people compliment me on my salads over the years. And this dressing here, is a staple in my house. I use it for most of my salads. I’ve never measured the ingredients. As I mentioned, I just throw everything in a bottle, shake it up and pour it on my veggies. So for my dear friend, I measured the ingredients this time, snapped a picture and am now sharing it with you.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 TBS dijon mustard
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 TBS red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Steps:

  • put everything in a screw top jar
  • shake it shake it shake it shake it!!!!!!!
  • and you have yourself a nice thick dressing to use with your salads or even to dip artichokes in!!