Savory Recipes with Nut Butter

By Amanda - @amandaaanicole_

I love peanut butter but I don’t have a huge sweet tooth (I know, I’m crazy!) so I find other ways to use it - like in my savory dishes! Below are three recipes made with simple pantry staples, peanut butter being one of those of course, that will hopefully inspire you to think outside the box. Enjoy!

 

Nut Butter Thai Hummus

Ingredients

  • 1 15-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons Wild Friends Classic Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha
  • 1/4 teaspoon organic ground ginger
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic 
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey 
  • 1 tablespoon organic olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan sea salt 
  • A few shakes of pepper
  • 1 handful non salted chopped peanuts 
  • 1/4 cup chopped green opinion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

 

Directions

  1. Add garbanzo beans, Wild Friends Classic Creamy Peanut Butter, Sriracha, ginger, garlic, honey, and salt and pepper into your food processor. 
  2. Process until it’s chunky smooth
  3. Add in 1/4 cup of chopped peanuts
  4. Drizzle in olive oil and ice water, and blend until smooth!
  5. Add in cilantro and chopped onion and mix with a spoon.
  6. When ready to serve, dress it with more peanuts, cilantro, green onion, and a drizzle of olive oil! 
  7. Serve with veggies and/or chips!

 

 

 

Lettuce Wraps with a Sweet & Spicy Peanut Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp organic tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 1 ½ Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp coconut vinegar (or rice vinegar)
  • 1 Tbsp Wild Friends Classic Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 Tbsp organic honey 
  • 1 ½ Tbsp garlic chili sauce
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp powdered ginger

Directions:

  1. Whisk together sauce ingredients until well combined and adjust ingredients to your taste! (I use an electric mixer and it works faster than whisking by hand!) 
  2. Heat 2 TBS sesame oil in a frying pan, then add ground turkey(or chicken or pork)
  3. Cook until some pieces are starting to brown. Add 1/2 onion (minced) and cook for 5 minutes or until the onion is becomes translucent.
  4. Add the sauce mixture and simmer on low heat until the chicken and veggies are evenly coated and everything is heated through.
  5. Serve in lettuce leaves or stuff in a cooked bell pepper and enjoy!

 

 

 

Sweet and Spicy Peanutty Noodles

Sauce ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup organic chicken or vegetable stock (water works just fine too!)
  • 2 tablespoons organic tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of Wild Friends Classic Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 tablespoon organic lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon organic coconut vinegar (you can also use white vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
  • Garlic chili sauce (depending on your spice tolerance...if you don’t like spicy use half the amount of sriracha and garlic chili sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger or 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
Pad Thai Ingredients:
  • 4 ounces of organic spinach fettuccini noodles
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 organic eggs, beaten
  • 1 lb. chicken breast, cubed
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts (optional)

 To garnish (optional):

  • Chopped cilantro
  • Chopped peanuts (this takes it to a new level!)
  • Lime wedges
  • Sriracha

 

Directions:

  1. Whisk together sauce ingredients and set aside 
  2. Cook noodles, then drain water and set aside.
  3. Preheat a skillet over medium heat and add sesame oil. Add chicken breast and cook until browned and cooked through.
  4. Push the chicken over to one side of the skillet and pour the beaten eggs into the skillet and scramble the egg in the skillet.
  5. Add the noodles to the skillet and then pour the sauce over the noodles. Cook on low for 5 mins, stirring frequently! 
  6. Serve, and top with desired toppings and adjust spice level with more Sriracha!

 

 

 

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