I encourage you to play around with different flavors/amounts that suit your palette! It’s a fun and delicious recipe to tinker around with. I’d love to hear what combos you find!
Makes about 1 1/3 cup
Inspired by The Spruce
1/2 cup peanut butter (I use creamy, natural)
2 Tbsp. brown sugar or maple syrup (more/less to taste)
1 1/2 Tbsp. tamari/soy sauce
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon or lime juice
1-2 cloves garlic
1 tsp. fresh grated ginger, more to taste
Hot water (to thin to desired consistency)
Optional: red pepper flakes
Mince garlic and grate ginger. (I use a microplane grater.)
In a mixing bowl, add all ingredients except water.
Heat about 3/4 cup of water to just under boiling. (I love our tea kettle with thermometer.)
Add water a couple tablespoons at a time, slowly whisking and working the mixture together.
Continue adding water and whisking until sauce reaches your desired consistency. (I usually end up adding roughly 1/2 cup hot water.)
Salt to taste if desired or adjust flavors as needed; more tamari for saltiness, more sweetener, garlic, ginger, or fresh lemon/lime juice.
Play around with the measurements to find the taste you love!
For easier whisking, you can microwave/warm peanut butter for a few seconds before adding to bowl.
To create a salad dressing, simply add a bit more water to thin it out to desired consistency.
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