Spring stir fry with peanut ginger dressing

Happy Friday everyone!

In the mood for some veggies today?! I sure was. And with the sun peaking through those storm clouds, I knew I was ready for some springtime Veg World experimentation. Today’s recipe pairs a power mix of veggies with a nutty, gingery sauce that’s sure to wow your taste buds. And just like the wonderful season that we just entered, it’s delightful, green, and enjoyable at both warm and cool temperatures…

Spring Stir Fry with Peanut Ginger Dressing
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Ingredients:
For the stir fry-
2 tablespoons sesame oil
5 scallions, washed and chopped
15-20 asparagus stalks, washed and chopped
1 zucchini, washed and chopped
1 cup cooked edamame beans
1/2 cup peanuts
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
For the dressing-
2 teaspoons peanut butter
4 tablespoons low-sodium soy or tamari sauce
Juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced

Directions:
Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a medium sized skillet. Add the peanuts and saute for 2-3 minutes until they turn a dark brown color (be careful not to burn). Remove from heat and set aside for later use. In a large skillet, heat the other tablespoon sesame oil over medium heat. Add the scallions, asparagus, and zucchini and saute until slightly brown. While the veggies are cooking, combine the peanut butter, soy sauce (be sure to use low-sodium or else the sauce will taste extremely salty…), lime juice, ginger, and garlic in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Cook for a few minutes, stirring constantly, until everything has reached a smooth consistency (the peanut butter may cause it to be a little clumpy, especially if you use an oil-free version…but it will still taste just as delicious). Remove the sauce from heat and pour over the veggies. Add the edamame beans, peanuts, mint, and cilantro. Mix everything together. Serve and enjoy!

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Have a fab weekend,

Lizzie

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