When you think of almond butter, you typically think of that perfect spoonful of protein on your morning banana or as an afternoon snack. It’s surprising, but nut butters can also boost the flavors of typical savory dishes. If you’re looking to experiment and get fancy with your dinner recipes this week, consider these ways that nut butters can boost famous savory dishes - especially with Base Culture almond butter!
- Bolster the hearty flavor of your stew.
It’s all too easy to throw a myriad of ingredients into the crock pot when you head to work - chicken, beef, hearty vegetables such as squash and carrots, which is why it’s a beloved dinner choice for many. Next time you’re putting together a warm stew for the upcoming cold winter months, scoop a few dollops of almond butter into the recipe. The wholesome, buttery taste of the almonds complements the wholesome taste of the stew. See if your guests notice!
- Add a new twist to your favorite chicken dishes.
That same old grilled chicken can quickly get old, so you may try a variety of different sauces for marinating, drizzling, or dipping. Nut butters have the perfect texture and taste to add that extra somethin-somethin to a good chicken sauce. We like mixing our almond butter with ingredients such as coconut milk and cumin for an extra kick to our chicken recipes. Feeling extra fancy? It’s also a great sauce for chicken lettuce wraps - good for kids or having guests over. Simply chop up the chicken and drizzle your nut butter sauce on top, or keep it as a side sauce for the table.
- Spice up your noodle recipes.
With enough good sauce and flavor, zucchini noodles (or “zoodles”) seem almost like the real thing. We love creating a fusion sauce to mix in with our zucchini noodles, since Peanut udon noodles are a fan favorite. To imitate the popular noodle recipe, mix some coconut milk with a hefty portion of almond butter and cumin for flavor, then toss your zoodles in.
- Get creative with your Salmon sauces.
Salmon is great on its own, but even better with a slightly sweet sauce to shake things up. Try creating a salmon dressing using nut butter and honey to drizzle over, like this brown butter almond sauce from Tastes of Lizzy T. It’s that perfect creamy yet sweet flavor for your favorite savory Salmon dish, and will have your guests going back for seconds.
There are countless ways to incorporate the health and flavor of a nut butter into your favorite savory dishes. Get creative with sauces and where you can scoop a dollop in. Remember, we have a whopping four flavors of almond butter, which means the possibilities truly are endless!