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Cooking With Peanuts


Peanuts are, of course, exceedingly popular and quite healthy for you. But for some reason, most people only imagine eating peanuts in a few ways. Beyond a salty bar snack or a spread on some toast, peanuts are actually an incredibly versatile ingredient that you can use in many delicious recipes. In fact, peanuts are used in main dishes in a variety of ways throughout the world.

Before we get into some great recipes you can make that incorporate peanuts, let’s look at some facts:

You’ve probably eaten raw, salted, and chocolate-covered peanuts a million times. But have you ever cooked with them? If you have, chances are you’ve incorporated them into some sort of dessert or sweet dish. But did you know that peanuts are utilized around the world in savory main dishes as well? Here are some awesome recipes to include peanuts into your diet in new and interesting ways.

Chilled Noodles With Peanut Sauce

This easy recipe is a total crowd-pleaser, easy to make, and a huge hit with kids.


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West African Peanut Stew

This one-pot meal is simple, easy, delicious, and full of vitamins and minerals! On a cold day or night, this is an amazingly comforting warm dish that you and your entire family will love. This stew is actually a staple in West Africa, and is usually called “groundnut stew.” It also happens to be completely vegan and gluten-free!



Roasted Beets With Honey, Salted Peanuts, and Feta

In this recipe, the salty peanuts add an amazing flavor component to the dish while providing healthy fats to make this salad a heartier meal.



As you can see, incorporating peanuts into your main dishes is not only easy, but it adds a whole new dimension to the flavor, texture, satiety level, and nutritional value of your meals.

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