Step Up Your Culinary Game With These 8 Creative Peanut Recipes

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You probably have them as a snack frequently (or at least if you don’t have a severe allergy, we’re sorry if you do). Hopefully, not roasted in oil and salted, because those are very unhealthy. But how about using them more in cooking? Here are some peanut recipes to try. 

Peanuts are amazing because they go really well in both sweet and savory dishes and they’re quite versatile to boot. If you don’t believe us, we aim to prove it. Here are some amazing peanut recipes you can try making at home.

8 peanut recipes you should be making at home

1. Cranberry, peanut, and kale salad

You can add almost anything to a kale salad to make it more interesting and bursting with flavor. You can choose to make it crunchier by adding the peanuts, dried cranberries, and black olives. Not to mention salads are so easy to prepare and, don’t forget, so healthy.

2. Thai chicken with cashew and peanuts

Do you like Asian food? Well, this Thai chicken with cashew and peanuts is full of flavors and really saucy. Serve it with a bowl of boiled rice and eat with chopsticks, if you can!

3. Turkey peanut stew

This one originates from Western Africa and depending on its thickness it wavers between thick soup and stew. If you like peanut butter, you’ll love this creamy stew. Make it meaty, too, with turkey mince, and spike it with curry powder and chili.

4. Lemongrass and peanut chicken legs

For all of you lovers of the Far East flavors, welcome to another Asian cuisine-inspired dish. Cook the chicken legs with lemongrass, coconut milk, fish sauce, and rice wine vinegar to give the meat an acidic kick. Also, let the snow peas and peanut butter play their mildly sweet part.

5. Chicken with rice noodles and peanuts

Want something fast, full of flavor, but not too much of an effort? In this case, this recipe is just the thing for you. You just need to stir-fry some chicken thighs with onion and garam masala. Add some rice noodles and peanuts alongside the chicken, flavor everything with soy sauce and you can spend the rest of the evening having fun out of the kitchen!

6. Creamy zucchini soup with toasted peanuts

If you want to reduce calories, this creamy zucchini soup sure is a viable option. It works great topped with a few crunchy roasted peanuts, and it has a fresh flavor thanks to the mint leaves. You can serve it with some feta cheese on top!

7. Peanut chocolate cheesecake with meringues

If you have a weakness for chocolate this cheesecake might be the right choice for you. Because this cake is heavy on chocolate both in the filling and the glaze. You can even enrich the chocolatey goodness with crunchy peanuts and biscuit base. Did we mention the crumbled Snickers and meringue topping? It’s the icing on the cake (pun intended).

8. Chocolate-glazed peanut date balls

An easy and quick to make dessert, these chocolate-glazed peanut date balls are like small bites of heaven. Plus, there’s no sugar or gluten in the recipe, so it’s perfect for when you’re on a diet. And they taste fabulous too!

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Article by Ruxandra Grecu from So Delicious. View the original article here.