Paleo No Peanut Sauce

This is a Thai Peanut Sauce with no peanuts! Instead it uses almond, cashew, or sunflower butter. Whisk it together in less than a minute. Tasty, sweet, and slightly spicy, it makes an incredibly delicious sauce for Chicken Satay, sautéed veggies, spring rolls, or a raw vegetable dip. Use it as a marinade or dressing for chicken and meats. Unlike most peanut sauces, it’s free of sugar and nightshades!

Since peanuts are legumes, they’re not considered part of the Paleo Diet. I agree. Peanuts are also high in molds from the ground, which create aflatoxins, tasteless carcinogenic compounds released by the molds. So I stay away from peanuts and peanut butter. Check out my yummy recipe for Homemade Nut Butters in Minutes using a superblender. I make nut butters with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, coconut flakes – just about anything except peanuts. This Peanut-free sauce is Paleo and raw, made without gluten, grain, sugar, animal products, or nightshades. Just stir and serve. Makes 1 cup sauce.

Paleo No-Peanut Sauce

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk or filtered water
  • 1/2 teaspoon unprocessed salt
  • 3 teaspoons live apple cider vinegar, lemon or lime juice
  • Sweeten to taste with 3 tablespoons Just Like Sugar Table Top natural chicory root sweetener, or 1 1/2 teaspoons PureLo Lo Han Sweetener by Swanson, or 2 tablespoons raw honey, or your favorite sweetener.
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup smooth, roasted unsweetened almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower butter. (Check the label for sugar)
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil (optional)
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 pinches each of whatever pleases you: ground turmeric, cumin, coriander, fenugreek, cardamom, and ginger (all optional)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl or blender, stir together the coconut milk, salt, vinegar, lemon or lime juice and sweetener.
  2. Add crushed garlic, almond butter, sesame oil, black pepper, and spices. Stir until smooth. Add sweetener or salt to taste. If it is too thick, add a bit more coconut milk. Enjoy!