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Thai Peanut Pulse and Veggies
2 cups date water (blend 6 large dates with 2 cups of water until smooth - about 2 minutes)
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 inch fresh ginger root
1/3 cup raw peanut butter
1/4 cup Tamari or Braggs Liquid Aminos
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp chili garlic sauce
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 cup cooked garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 handful raw nuts of choice, chopped
2 Tbsp chia seed
Blend all ingredients together until smooth--except quinoa, nuts, and chia seed. Then stir in these other three ingredients slowly until all is blended well together and allow to sit for 10 minutes while the chia seeds absorb liquid and soften. This pulse-mix dip has wonderful and bold asian flavors and makes the eating of these raw veggies an extraordinary pleasure! It will stabilize your blood-sugar levels for the entire afternoon, setting you up to thoroughly enjoy a soup, salad, and piece of fruit for dinner. Enjoy!
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Jim and Colleen,
Could I substitute apple cider vinegar, and leave out the chili garlic sauce in this recipe and still have an Asian flavor? I don't know where to find chili garlic sauce and I have found rice vinegar to be too sour for us. Thanks for all the wonderful help you give us in trying to improve our diet and eat more healthy!
I would go with the rice vinegar. It mellows considerably in this recipe. You can also reduce the amount you use. Rice vinegar blends well with the ginger and other flavors to create the nice distinctive asian flavor. I believe the apple cider vinegar would not accomplish the same thing; however you could certainly give it a try and let me know. Chili garlic sauce can be found in any grocery store in the asian aisle or in any asian market. It has a green lid generally. Jim
This looks good. Thanks!
It was really good Lorene and very simple to make!