Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Peanut Sesame Dressing ...Versatile and Delicious!

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It's the well balanced ingredients in this Peanut Sesame Dressing that make it a "keeper" recipe in our kitchen!

The dressing is perfect aside a tray of fresh vegetables or drizzled atop a salad...


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This evening we'll be enjoying the dressing with some leftover Hoisin Chicken we cooked on a charcoal grill...

...asparagus, scallion and sliced red peppers will complete the meal.


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I thought about photographing the finished dish...but make no mistake...

It's the Peanut Sesame Dressing that hands down, "Steals the Show!"

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Peanut Sesame Dressing
The dressing recipe adapted (almost completely) from Asian Chicken Salad with Red Peppers and Asparagus  HERE on The Food Channel Website

Ingredients:
 
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoons fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1 1/2 tablespoons black sesame seeds, toasted
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter (I used All Natural)

Add all ingredients to a medium size bowl. Whisk together well until the peanut butter gets completely mixed in and incorporated.

15 comments:

Courtney said...

Looks wonderful! I could think of a million ways to use that dressing - yum!

Debbie B. said...

Looks fabulous!! Sounds like a great marinade for tofu too!!

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

I love me an Asian dressing :) Sounds delicious, gotta make some!!

Pegasuslegend said...

A great idea sounds perfect with chicken salad!

Edible Art said...

yum ! the recipe for this sounds so....
MMMMMMMMMmmmm~~~ is the word that comes to mind, haha!

thumbs up

Santosh Bangar said...

gr8 recipe

Nuts about food said...

This is definitely a keeper, sounds like the perfect way to get anybody interested in eating vegetables. Not that that has ever been a problem for me! Thank you, I am already memorizing the ingredients.

Clint said...

Very creative. Looks wonderful.

Jenn said...

It looks amazing... I bet the flavors were incredible! And over Hoisin chicken... YUM!!!!!

Lea Ann said...

This sounds PERfect! I had a grilled flank steak salad last night with a dressing that was less than impressive. Wish I would have read this earlier. Wanted to let you know that I tried that crusted salmon/shaved asparagus recipe on Sunday. Loved it and so did the Hub. He's commented twice this week again how much he loved it.

Karen said...

In my opinion, a lot of times it's the sauce that really makes a dish. And this looks like a total winner! Love these flavors...I can imagine it would work with tons of different things.

Karen said...

In my opinion, a lot of times it's the sauce that really makes a dish. And this looks like a total winner! Love these flavors...I can imagine it would work with tons of different things.

Joanne said...

Now this is the kind of dressing I could practically drink. I'm such a peanut butter lover...especially when combined with Asian flavors. Amazing.

Magic of Spice said...

Great dressing, I bet it was delicious :)

The Food Hound said...

Yay! I've been looking for a new peanut dressing recipe since my old one failed to produce rave reviews from the BH one too many times :) Gotta keep my tech support happy!