Miso-Peanut Sauce

* The only items you might not already have at home are miso and toasted sesame oil, but both are readily available in health food stores. Miso is a fermented soy product that’s super high in protein and minerals, great for your digestive health, and lasts forever in the fridge (a little goes a long way, so you’ll have the jar going for a while). It gives a great umami flavor - kind of earthy and salty. (Maybe you’ve had miso soup?) 

1/3 cup (natural) peanut butter (or tahini if you’re nut free)

1 Tbs miso, or more to taste - get a mild one like white, or red is great too 

Juice from 1 lemon

2 tsp toasted sesame oil

2 tsp honey

3 Tbs chopped scallions or chives

1 tsp paprika (the smoked version is great if you have it)

1 large clove garlic, minced or crushed

1 Tbs vinegar (rice, wine, or apple cider)

1/3 cup water, more as needed

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth, adding water as needed to keep it pourable. Use it on your choice of cooked veggies, maybe mixed with fresh greens and a chopped tomato if you like. Enjoy!