Vegetable Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce

Hi Everyone,

I have to laugh!  The other day I saw a message board and it was titled “Worst Ever Healthy Living Blog Names” and guess what?   I made their message board!  They said “peanut butter and peppers!?  That sounds SO Freaking gross!   Ugh makes me want to vomit!”  I laughed!  My Husband said why are you laughing?  Why aren’t you mad?  Their making fun of your name.  I said all that means is I’m out there and people are starting to know who I am.  I was flattered because I made the list with my fellow bloggers, whom I love, like Oh She Glows, Carrots N’ Cake, Peanut Butter Fingers, My Yogurt Addiction and more.  So what is wrong with Peanut Butter and Peppers together? I actually never had it together!  What does it taste like?  I have had a few readers on Facebook tell me they love jalapeno and peanut butter sandwiches.  That sounds weird, but you know what?  Don’t mock it until you try it!!  So I tried it, well kind of…

I decided to make stir fry vegetables with brown rice and peanut sauce!  I added some sweet bell peppers in my stir fry and made the most easy peanut sauce ever and you know what?  I LOVE it!!  The combination is delicious!!  Jury’s out, Peanut Butter and Peppers do go together!!!  So (I’m sticking my tongue out) BLAH message board people!!!

The peanut sauce is amazing!  I got the recipe from The Kitchn.  They were making spring rolls, but honestly I don’t have patience for that, at least not today. But they served the spring rolls with this wonderful peanut sauce and I just had to try it.  After all it was calling my name (Jennifer, make me…)!!  The sauce is made with natural peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar and crushed red pepper flakes.  It seems like such an odd combination, but now I am in love!  I am going to be putting this sauce on everything.  It’s sweet, yet savory from the vinegar.  I didn’t find the sauce spicy at all.  But that could be me, since I eat hot foods all of the time, I didn’t notice.

For the vegetables I used onions, peppers, radishes, zucchini, broccoli and cabbage.  Basically it was the vegetables in the fridge that had to be used now or they were going to go bad.  The combination is very nice together.  I wasn’t sure about the radishes, but once you cook them the flavor isn’t so strong.  You can use any kind of vegetables that you like. It’s a perfect recipe to use up what you have so they don’t go bad.  The recipe would also be amazing with chicken or shrimp added to it!!  Yummy!!

Vegetable Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: Approx 4½ cups
  • Serving size: Approx. 1½ cups
    Prep time: 
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    Fresh Vegetables served over brown rice and topped with a sweet and spicy peanut sauce.
    • **To make peanut sauce**
    • 2 tablespoons creamy organic or natural peanut butter
    • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, low sodium
    • 2 teaspoons sugar
    • ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes
    • 1 to 2 tablespoons water, to thin out the sauce, if necessary
    • **Vegetables**
    • 1 tsp. sesame oil
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • ¼ cup onion (42 grams) sliced thin
    • 1 med. (125 grams) sweet bell pepper, thinly sliced
    • 3 radishes, large, diced
    • ½ cup (120 grams) zucchini, diced
    • ½ cup broccoli, diced up
    • 2 cups cabbages, shredded
    • 2 cups brown rice, cooked
    1. In a small bowl, whisk all the ingredients for the peanut sauce together until smooth.
    2. In a large skillet add sesame oil, garlic and onions. Cook for about 1 minute.
    3. Add bell pepper and radishes, cook for about 5 minutes.
    4. Add broccoli and cabbage. Cook for about 2 minutes more.
    5. Evenly divide the rice, vegetables and peanut sauce over three plates
    6. Peanut Sauce recipe from the Kitchn
    Calories per serving: 252.7, Fat: 7.7, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 373, Potassium: 350.3, Carbs: 40.3, Fiber: 5.8, Sugar: 8.7, Protein: 7.3

    Since I made this dinner just for me, I had a ton of it left over, so I decided to make the serving size for three.  I’ll be honest I didn’t measure it out once it was cooked, but I”m pretty good at eyeballing my serving size, since I do weigh out everything.  I also had a ton of rice and peanut sauce leftover which is ok with me!   I’ll be eating this for lunch tomorrow!  I can’t wait!!!  This is a healthy dish!  You have vegetables, and believe me go crazy on the vegetables, you can eat as much as you want!!  Healthy fat from the peanut butter and the brown rice is a good grain!!  So eat up, make leftovers and enjoy!!!

    So have you every had peanut sauce?  If you’re a peanut butter fan you must try it!!  So do you think peanut butter and peppers now go together?  I do and I’m glad I tried it together!! I don’t know why I waited so long?

    One last thing before I go.  I contacted the most wonderful person to help me about my blog issues and she worked her magic and now it seems to be working great!  I am so happy, thank you Kai for all of your help!!!  You Guys don’t even know how happy this makes me.  Writing my posts was a nightmare!  It took me 5 hours to do the pumpkin puree post!   It seems I was making my photos too big and I had other internal issues, but they are being fixed.  I do hope my site loads faster for you!  Thanks for sticking with me!

    Have a great day!!!





    1. I know what you mean, I would get so excited if I was my blog mentioned *anywhere*.

      Love peanut sauce, and those are some great pictures 🙂

    2. Haha too funny! I actually like dipping peppers into my peanut butter hummus.

    3. I LOVE that you took on that challenge and ended up with this amazing dish! Good for you! I would love for you to come over to my blog to pick up your “The Addictive Blog Award”….because you deserve it. LOVE your recipes and am not even fighting the addiction to what you share here. Keep on keeping on!

    4. Trudi Crookshanks says

      How about adding chicken to this? This sounds good!

    5. Oh yum! That looks like a winner. 😀

    6. That looks so darn good! Love that they mentioned your blog name…That’s how I found you and I love your blog. So it brings in reader not haters! I found your blog name interesting and you back it up with every post.

    7. Haters gon hate. What’s the post I wanna read it?

    8. LOL! Too funny. Way to show ’em!!

    9. Haha, I love your attitude about this and totally agree – who cares why they’re talking, they’re talking! I actually love your name, it’s so easy to remember! And this looks delicious – I love peanut sauce with spring rolls and rice wrappers, so I’m sure this tastes great together!

    10. You go, girl! And I’ve totally had thai peanut sauce with peppers before…so good! I agree with you. =)

    11. there is little I love more than thai peanut sauce with chicken and rice noodles! I will def be giving this sauce a try.

    12. Made this sauce tonight, but didn’t have rice vinegar. Used red wine vinegar with veggies and quinoa and it was delicious! Thanks for the idea!

    13. We absolutely loved this recipe!! Check out our full review here:


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