Deprecated: trim(): Passing null to parameter #1 ($string) of type string is deprecated in /home/davecampbell/foodwatcher.com/wp-content/plugins/feedwordpress/feedwordpress.php on line 2022

Authentic Salsa de Cacahuate (Mexican Spicy Peanut Salsa)

Inside: This spicy peanut salsa (salsa de cacahuate) is not for the faint of heart with its spicy, but delicious flavor. Learn how to make it today! Spicy peanut salsa, …

The post Authentic Salsa de Cacahuate (Mexican Spicy Peanut Salsa) appeared first on My Latina Table.

Inside: This spicy peanut salsa (salsa de cacahuate) is not for the faint of heart with its spicy, but delicious flavor. Learn how to make it today!

Authentic Spicy Peanut Salsa in a bowl

Spicy peanut salsa, or salsa de cachuate in Spanish, is one of the many different types of spicy salsas that Mexico is known for, like this salsa macha. Of course there are mild salsas also, and most can be made more mild depending on how many chilies you add. For example, this salsa verde can be made very spicy or quite mild depending on how many and what type of peppers you add.

This one, however, is going to be pretty spicy no matter what because of the addition of arbol chiles, which are at least 6 times hotter than a jalapeno.

If you are a fan of spicy food and spicy salsas, then this is for you and you will love the smoky flavor and creamy texture.

What is Spicy Peanut Salsa (Salsa de Cacahuate)?

Spicy peanut salsa is a spicy, creamy salsa that goes perfectly with your favorite Mexican “antojitos” or street food. For example, this goes great with tostadas, empanadas, flautas, or just as a spicy dipping sauce with freshly cooked tortilla chips.

Salsa de cacahuate in a bowl on a table

This sauce gets its spicy and smoky flavor from the chile de arbol, which is a super spicy pepper that measures between 15,000 and 60,000 on the scoville scale! It has a deep, smoky flavor as well which just takes this recipe to the next level.

This traditional salsa also include roasted peanuts which serve to control the heat a little bit of this spicy salsa.

How do you make Mexican spicy peanut sauce?

Spicy peanut salsa is made with a combination of spicy and smoky ingredients, that are roasted in a skillet before being blended together to form a perfectly creamy and spicy salsa. To make it, you will need to gather the following ingredients:

  • Unsalted peanuts
  • Chiles de arbol, dried arbol chiles. You can vary how much you use depending on how hot you want it.
  • Garlic cloves
  • White onion
  • Roma tomato
  • Vegetable oil, olive oil, or another neutral oil
  • Chicken bouillon
  • Salt
  • A cup of water

Ingredients for spicy peanut sauce (mexican salsa de cacahuate)

Start by heating a large skillet over medium heat and add a squirt of oil. Add the peanuts to the hot oil and fry them for about 5 minutes, moving them constantly so they don’t burn. Next, add the chiles de árbol until they start to change color. You will notice that they have a very pungent smell. I recommend doing this step with the windows up and if you have a vent hood, make sure it is turned on high. The smell can be difficult for people who are roasting arbol chilies for the first time, but if you follow my advice, you should be fine.

Chiles de arbol and peanuts in a skillet

After a few minutes, remove the peanuts and chiles from the heat and set aside.

In the same pan, add the tomato, that you have cut into 4 pieces, and then add the onion and garlic also. Cook until softened and then add to a blender or food processor with the chiles and peanuts, chicken bouillon, salt, and water and blend until it reaches your desired consistency. If you do not have chicken bouillon, you can replace it and the water with a cup of chicken broth.

tomatoes and onions being cooked for the peanut sauce

Add the resuulting salsa to a bowl and serve immediately. You can also store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container for about a week if you want to cook it in advance.

This is definitely one of my favorite recipes when I am looking for a spicy salsa. If it has too much heat, go ahead and use less arbol chiles. You can also replace them with a milder chile like the guajillo chile, ancho chiles, or chipotle chiles, but this will change the flavor a little bit.

Check out these other Mexican Salsa recipes

Authentic Spicy Peanut Salsa in a bowl
Print

Authentic Spicy Peanut Salsa (Salsa de Cacahuate)

This spicy peanut salsa (salsa de cacahuate) is not for the faint of heart with its spicy, but delicious flavor. Learn how to make it today!
Course Appetizer, salsa, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword authentic salsa, hot salsa, peanuts, spicy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 Tablespoons
Calories 34kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup Peanuts Unsalted
  • 1 Handful Chile de arbol
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/4 White Onion
  • 1 Roma Tomato Large
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Tsp Chicken Bouillon
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Water

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the oil.
  • Add the peanuts and toast for about 5 minutes, moving them around constantly so they don't burn.
  • Add the chiles de arbol and continue cooking for a few more minutes until they take on a slightly darker color. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Cut the tomato into four pieces and add to the pan where you cooked the peanuts and chiles with the onion and garlic and cook for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until it reaches your desired consistency. If you want a thinner salsa, you can add additional water.
  • Serve with your favorite foods or just with tortilla chips.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Tablespoon | Calories: 34kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 0.02mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 951IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.3mg

The post Authentic Salsa de Cacahuate (Mexican Spicy Peanut Salsa) appeared first on My Latina Table.


Deprecated: trim(): Passing null to parameter #1 ($string) of type string is deprecated in /home/davecampbell/foodwatcher.com/wp-content/plugins/feedwordpress/feedwordpress.php on line 2022

Avocado Chicken Summer Rolls with Coconut Peanut Dipping Sauce.

This is how you make delish avocado summer rolls that everyone will flip over! Because: crunchy, cooling, satisfying, delicious. These check all the summer meal boxes. I’m ridiculously excited about these little bites of love. They are the perfect meal when you need something DIFFERENT, you know? These aren’t the first summer rolls that I’ve […]

The post Avocado Chicken Summer Rolls with Coconut Peanut Dipping Sauce. appeared first on How Sweet Eats.

This is how you make delish avocado summer rolls that everyone will flip over!

avocado summer rolls with peanut coconut dipping sauce

Because: crunchy, cooling, satisfying, delicious. These check all the summer meal boxes.

peanut sauce ingredients

I’m ridiculously excited about these little bites of love. They are the perfect meal when you need something DIFFERENT, you know?

These aren’t the first summer rolls that I’ve shared here on the blog – I love these crispy chicken ones with blood orange dipping sauce.

I’ve made a sweeter version, with strawberry kiwi and a honey dipping sauce.

Oh and P.S. I also have a super fun summer roll recipe coming in my new book!

cucumbers, cilantro, chicken, avocado and lime

There is something about summer rolls that is just.so.satisfying. They are ridiculously fresh but also have a good bit of crunch. They usually come with a delicious sauce for dipping (or drowning? ha.) and it’s often the best part.

Summer rolls are SO so so versatile. Basically throw whatever crunchy veg or even leftovers you have in the fridge into the rice paper wrappers and you’re good! It’s a lovely light little summer meal.

creamy peanut dipping sauce

Plus, they are kind of cute right?!

avocado summer rolls

Also, the peanut dipping sauce.

OMG.

avocado chicken summer rolls

This is based on the peanut sauce I’ve made here on the blog for years and years. I’ve used it on salads and noodles and basically everything. This version has a little bit of coconut milk too. It has just the slightest hint of coconut flavor which is incredible. Much like my favorite hummus, you whisk in some warm water to thin it out and make the sauce dippable. It is DIVINE. It’s easy.

Leftovers are fab.

I mean, I could probably drink this stuff. 

avocado summer rolls with peanut coconut dipping sauce

We adore these for lunch or dinner – or even a quick snack. The kids love making them too!

And of course we allll love eating them.

avocado summer rolls with peanut coconut dipping sauce

Avocado Summer Rolls

Print

Avocado Chicken Summer Rolls w Coconut Peanut Sauce

These avocado summer rolls are stuffed with avocado, chicken, cucumbers and cilantro then dipped in a delicious peanut sauce!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 rolls
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

rolls

  • 1 ½ cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 4 baby seedless cucumbers, cut into matchsticks
  • 2 avocados, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 12 rice paper wrappers
  • 1 lime, for spritzing
  • salt and pepper

coconut peanut dipping sauce

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ cup hot water, or a little more if needed
  • pinch salt and pepper, if needed

Instructions

rolls

  • Set up an assembly line with your shredded chicken, cucumber sticks, avocados and cilantro.
  • To assemble the rolls, fill a round cake pan or skillet with warm water. Dip rice paper wrapped in and submerge it completely for 15 to 20 seconds. Remove it and place the rice paper on a cutting board. Top it with a few pieces of shredded chicken, a few cucumber sticks, a few pieces of avocado and a pinch of cilantro. Spritz with lime juice and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Start rolling from one end and fold in the sides as you go. The paper will stick together and your roll will hold! Repeat with the remaining rice paper wrappers. Serve with the peanut sauce!

coconut peanut dipping sauce

  • Whisk together the peanut butter, coconut milk, soy sauce, vinegar, lime juice and garlic until combined. Whisk in the hot water until the dip thins out and is smooth. Taste and season with a pinch of salt and pepper if needed. If the dip thickens up again, you can always add in a drop of hot water and stir! This stays great in the fridge for a few days.

avocado summer rolls with peanut coconut dipping sauce

Enjoy eating green this way!

The post Avocado Chicken Summer Rolls with Coconut Peanut Dipping Sauce. appeared first on How Sweet Eats.