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Simple Spicy Cashew Sauce

10/09/2012 *Sara-Marie* 1 Comments

I was craving something along the lines of lo mein or pad thai. Basically some saucy noodles with meat and veggies.

I only had about half hour to throw some dinner together last night, so I started to get creative with what I had on hand. What turned out was very delicious, satisfying, and the base of even better recipes to come.

Simple Spicy Cashew Sauce


  •  3/4 cup cashew butter
  • 1 13.5 oz can full fat coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
  • 1 Tbsp chili garlic sauce (or more or less, depending on how spicy you want it)
  • pinch of salt (may not need if using soy sauce)
  • About 1-2 tsp of freshly grated ginger (I didn't measure, this is a guestimate) 
Super Easy Directions: 
  1. In a sauce pan over medium heat, whisk all ingredients together until it reaches a low simmer, is well combined, and slightly thickened.

 I decided to toss some of this sauce with some zucchini noodles (zucchini + julienne peeler + microwave for 1-2 minutes) and some left over garlic-herb chicken:
Slightly spicy, nutty, and very comforting
This recipe does make a pretty big batch, so I stored the left overs in a glass container:

Note: The sauce is kind of thick, but zucchini noodles tend to add moisture to a dish that thinned out the cashew sauce nicely. If using with regular noodles, you may want to add a little bit of water or more coconut milk to thin out.

Since I had so much sauce left over, I got creative again this morning for breakfast. I stripped up another zucchini and quickly scrambled 2 eggs with some salt and pepper...
Before the sauce arrived
...reheated some of the cashew sauce and gave it all a big toss!
As the hubby put it "interesante!" and I would have to agree. It was different, surprisingly very good, and a nice change of pace. Plus, it's the perfect well balanced breakfast: veggies (a whole zucchini) + protein (eggs) + good fat (nut butter + coconut milk).

I still have a ton of sauce left, so I'm sure I'll keep coming up with ways to use it up!

While the sauce is very good as is, I do think I can make it great! 
What else would you add to make it even more flavorful?

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