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Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce

Photo: Sang An
Yield Makes 1 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon red curry paste or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 basil leaves, chopped (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calcium 9.12 mg
  • calories 103.58
  • caloriesfromfat 82 %
  • carbohydrate 3.64 g
  • cholesterol 0 mg
  • fat 9.4 g
  • fiber 0.87 g
  • iron 0.84 mg
  • protein 3.07 mg
  • satfat 4.66 g
  • sodium 145.11 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a saucepan, over low heat, whisk together the peanut butter, coconut milk, lime juice, curry paste or cayenne, sugar, and salt. Cook, whisking frequently, until heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in the basil, if desired. Serve warm or at room temperature.

    Tip: This rich dipping sauce goes well with grilled chicken, shrimp, pork, or tofu. If desired, sprinkle with black pepper to offset the slight sweetness.