Friday, September 9, 2011

Fabulous & Easy Peanut Dip

You got salsa in my peanut butter! Two of Ezra’s favorite foods are peanut butter and salsa. Ezra does not have many favorite foods. I am reluctant to call him picky because that implies there are some foods he eats well, but is unwilling to expand his palate. However, there is not really anything he eats well. A few foods he will occasionally ask for and almost always take a few bites when given to him. I consider these his favorite foods. It is a low standard, but both “butter” and salsa are on that list. 

We are glad Ezra likes “butter.” As a vegetarian it is a great source of protein, but you can only eat so many peanut butter sandwiches. Fortunately, peanut butter is pretty flexible. We often add peanut butter along with coconut milk to stir-fry or stews. This simple recipe mixes peanut butter with salsa. We thought this was a great way to add more fruits and vegetables to Ezra's meals. The salsa immediately adds a few vegetables, and the dip is perfect for dunking apples and green peppers. Will Ezra like two of his favorite foods combined?

Delicious! Look how excited and happy this wonderful food made him! Ezra was very willing to show how much he enjoyed the peanut dip for our camera. Though he isn't a great eater, Ezra is a pretty good actor. Away from the spotlight, he ate a few bites of the peanut sauce and seemed okay with it. I guess that could qualify it as one of his favorite foods.

We have been using this recipe for peanut sauce, given to us by a couple of our good friends, for years.  Served with bread, apples, vegetables, or really pretty much anything, this delicious and simple sauce makes a wonderful quick snack or hors d’oeuvre.

Jared & Briana’s Fabulous & Easy Peanut Dip
2/3 c. peanut butter
1 T. brown sugar
¼ c. lime juice
2/3 c. salsa
½ t. cumin
salt to taste

Blend in food processor until smooth.  (I did mention it was easy, right?).

Keeps up to 2 weeks when covered and refrigerated.

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