Quick Peanut Vinaigrette

Makes about 3/4 cup

This Asian-style dressing can also be used as a marinade for grilled shrimp, chicken, or pork, or as a tangy sauce for cold rice or soba noodles tossed with carrots, bean sprouts, and toasted peanuts.


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted peanuts

  • Juice of 1 lime

  • ¼ cup rice-wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. In a blender, puree peanuts, lime juice, vinegar, soy sauce, 2 tablespoons water, sesame oil, salt, and pepper until smooth, about 15 seconds.

  2. With the machine running, slowly add vegetable oil in a steady stream, and continue blending until dressing is emulsified and slightly thickened.

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