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Anyone know of a good peanut butter dip for carrots/celery?

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lexpatti Aug 2, 2010 06:41 PM

I do enjoy peanut butter and love the old celery with peanut butter but I would love to do a dip for veggies. I've tried mixing peanut butter and cottage cheese and although I enjoy as a snack, the cottage cheese overpowers the peanut butter and I would love to do a mainly peanut butter dip. can't imagine sour cream would work or a yogurt, what else could I try?

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    KiltedCook Aug 9, 2010 09:30 AM

    3/4 peanut butter
    1/4 cream cheese
    Chipotle pepper powder to taste

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      lexpatti Aug 10, 2010 07:51 PM

      ohhh, now I hadn't thought of cream cheese, love it - thank you. This is more like what i was looking for in a dip form

    2. Hank Hanover Aug 9, 2010 09:16 AM

      I was thinking that with all the fat that peanut butter would combine well with a hot spicy sauce so I went searching and found out that it is a major component to the Thai cuisine. I love little epiphanies, it's a shame the rest of the world already knew about it. Ok...so I'm a little slow.

      Here are some links.

      Thai peanut sauce http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/peanut-sauce-recipe/index.html

      Bobby Flay’s Pork Satay (with peanut butter sauce) http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/pork-satay-recipe/index.html

      Spicy Cashew Dip http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sandra-lee/spicy-cashew-dip-recipe/index.html

      Thai peanut sauce http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/th...

      1. JungMann Aug 9, 2010 08:52 AM

        I love peanut sauce with celery and carrots (in salad). This is a good shortcut recipe.

        http://www.shesimmers.com/2009/03/how...

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          linspenc Aug 9, 2010 06:28 AM

          Yogurt actually works pretty well! http://www.nationalpeanutboard.org/re...

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            pasuga Aug 2, 2010 08:14 PM

            This is a noodle salad recipe, but the peanut butter dressing makes a great dipping sauce.

            http://www.globalgourmet.com/food/egg...

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              lexpatti Aug 2, 2010 08:24 PM

              cool, thanks, I've been wanting to make that too. I'm looking more for a thicker dip but I may play with those same ingredients to maybe get there with those flavors.

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                pasuga Aug 2, 2010 09:33 PM

                Maybe try adding the chicken broth/water a tablespoon at a time until you get the consistency you want?

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