20 Savory Recipes for Peanut Butter Lovers That Make Dinner Even Better

20 Savory Recipes for Peanut Butter Lovers That Make Dinner Even Better

For many of us, our first run-in with peanut butter goes back to our childhoods, when our palates craved nothing more than a sandwich with the sticky, gooey butter and an equally sticky, sweet strawberry jelly. And even though as adults we’ve grown to love spicy food, complex flavors, and even sugar-free desserts, when it comes to peanut butter, our first association is still the white-crusted peanut butter and jelly sandwich, followed by a peanut butter cup or cookie.

Peanut butter has a ton of nutritious value, especially for plant-based diets. It has more protein than most vegan protein sources, tons of healthy fats and one serving has almost half of the recommended daily dose of vitamin E. It’s also high in fiber, magnesium, and niacin, the B vitamin that’s good for healthy skin and a healthy heart. Apart from its dietary value, peanut butter just tastes so good, including in savory dishes, like these recipes, which give peanut butter an adult makeover. It’s a great base for creamy sauces, and almost unrecognizable when infused with the flavors of southeast Asia, like ginger and sesame oil. Add it to Mexican tacos for a surprising, creamy twist or use it to make a lunch staple, like chicken salad, taste a little bit more exciting.

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