Using almonds in cooking is a good way to boost your health. Almonds are super nutritious and full of healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
They also produce 6 grams of protein, 3.5grams of fiber, and also have substantial amounts of vitamin E, manganese, and magnesium. In addition, they also contain Vitamin b12, copper and phosphorus. An impressive profile indeed!
The benefits of antioxidants are plentiful. They can prevent inflammation and help protect the body against serious illnesses such as cancer. Vitamin E is one of the best antioxidants available and can protect against heart disease and aging illnesses such as Alzheimer’s.
Eating almonds each day increases levels of magnesium which helps regulate blood sugar levels, making it a great snack for diabetics. So, armed with information about the benefits of almonds, let’s look at some awesome almond satay recipes.
This tasty sauce works well as a spread, dip, or marinade and is super easy to make. No need to cook it, just blend together and serve. It works perfectly with almond butter. Just add to a bowl and shake it until creamy and smooth.
Almond butter can be a bit thick, but you can add a little water for the right consistency.
The sauce goes well with spring rolls, chopped raw veggies, dressing for nutritious salads or served with noodles or rice. The sauce can last for 2 weeks when stored in an airtight container.
A pure vegan recipe, these nourish bowls are good for the soul and super tasty. You can add veggies of your choice to this dish. It works really well if you combine cruciferous vegetables such as red cabbage and broccoli that are full of iron and magnesium vital for healthy blood cells and strong muscles.
Blend the sauce together. Fill up the bowls and pour the almond satay on the top. Delicious!
This quick and simple meal is the perfect way to use up what’s available in the fridge. When you’re midway through the week and can’t be bothered to create an elaborate meal do not fear, the almond lime satay is here.
You can add anything you like such as potatoes, (normal or sweet) beetroot, squash, cauliflower, courgettes, eggplants etc. Be sure to adjust timings depending on the veg and put them in the oven at different times if needed.
Utilize your time whilst roasting the veg by making the sauce.
Melt everything together in a saucepan and drizzle on top of roasted veggies and enjoy!
This paleo satay sauce is light and healthy and has an unusual mix of flavors. It makes a great dip and good accompaniment for salads and veggies.
Simply blend the ingredients together in a mixer and add to the meal of your choice.
Tofu is the king of vegetarian dishes. It’s so versatile and is a great source of protein and other nutrients. Combined with an almond sauce, you have all the elements of a super nutritious dinner. It’s also really low in calories, making a great option for weight loss.
This dish uses refreshing lemongrass and works well as a marinade left for a few hours or overnight. Simply blend everything together and pour over tofu to marinate. Reserve some sauce for dipping. Grill the tofu and enjoy!
Noodles and almonds are a match made in heaven. This recipe contains 7 ingredients that compliment each other and provide a delicious stir-fry sauce that’ll please the whole family. You can add it to vegetarian protein or veggies, whatever takes your fancy.
You can use egg or rice noodles with this recipe, so if you follow a gluten-free diet you can still enjoy this awesome dish. It’s a great dish to batch cook and keep in the fridge for handy lunches and quick dinners.
As well as the main ingredients, you can also add sesame seeds or chili flakes for a unique twist. Whisk everything together and stir into noodles, bon appétit!
Butternut squash is a super healthy option for vegetarians and is versatile and full of flavor. It provides a substantial side dish to soy based meals or an additional vegetable to veggie based dishes. It’s simple to cook and ideal for a fast midweek meal.
Heat all the ingredients in a saucepan gently and put aside. Grill the squash until charred and soft and serve with the sauce, what’s not to love!
Even for the extreme veggie lover, sometimes they can get, well, a bit boring! So spicing them up with nutritious sauces is a good way to add some zing back into your vegetarian lifestyle.
This tasty almond butter bowl is the vegetable equivalent of comfort food. It goes particularly well with peppers, mushrooms, kale, and onions.
Simply blend sauce ingredients together until smooth, Fry the vegetables, cook the rice and divide up into bowls for a lovely combo of flavors and textures. Lovely!
A pure vegan recipe, this dish is super healthy and offers all the flavor of a typical Asian dish without the nasty salt and saturates usually found in takeaway versions. It takes a mere 35 minutes to prepare and cook and can be adapted according to taste.
Cook the noodles, fry the veg, add the sauce ingredients and mix together for a mouth watering meal the whole family will love.
Barbecued broccoli? Does that work? YES, and it is delicious too. The smokey BBQ flavor makes it a super tasty dish, healthy and vegan. The addition of peanut or almond sauce works perfectly together, providing a nutritious and easy meal.
You can use smoked peanuts or almonds for this recipe, depending on taste.
To prepare this dish, place nuts in a foil tray and toast on BBQ. This will give them a gorgeous smokey flavor. When the nuts are ready, remove them from the BBQ and add the broccoli. Season lightly and close the lid for 20 minutes.
After 15 minutes, place cut limes sprinkled with sugar next to the broccoli. Whilst they are cooking, blend together satay ingredients.
Blitz it all together and drizzle over the smoked broccoli. A delicious extravaganza for the taste buds.
The sauce for this eggplant and carrot delight is full of fresh and spicy flavors. It’s very versatile, and you can add some meat for the non vegetarians in the family. It’s a highly nutritious meal guaranteed to be added to the list of great meals to plan each week.
It’s simple to prepare, just combine the salt and oil and stir through eggplants and roast in a tin for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, fry the onions, garlic, ginger and chili. Stir through the coriander and cumin to taste.
Whisk together all the other ingredients and add to veggies. Lastly, add the spinach, chickpeas, and carrots. You can serve this dish with rice, noodles, or potatoes. Delicious!
This recipe adds a nice twist to the usual almond satay. Cardamoms have a unique sweet yet spicy flavor and work well in nut sauces. They are also excellent for you, making the addition of this spice perfect for a healthy yet rich midweek meal.
You can make your own, but it’s easier to purchase a jar of this awesome sauce from an online retailer. Simply type in ‘cardamon almond-cashew butter’ for a list of available retailers. Whiz up until smooth and serve with veggies of choice.
This vibrant recipe uses tempeh as its protein sauce and works well as an appetizer or main meal. It can be adapted and added to meat or veggies.
But using tempeh makes this dish completely vegan. It’s super easy to make a huge batch for a big family, or pop into the fridge for a quick sauce for lunch or swift dinners. You can also use it as a marinade.
Cut the tempeh into thick triangles. Mix all other ingredients together, completely coat the tempeh with the sauce and bake for 10 minutes. A mouth watering meal that’s quick, easy, and vegan.
Carrot noodles ? Have you ever heard of such a thing? Well, it’s all the rage and provides a low-carb and healthy option for combining a delicious satay sauce.
This recipe removes the high fat coconut milk and replaces it with real coconut for a reduction in calories, providing a great option for a low fat diet. It’s completely vegan and uses only raw ingredients.
Blend everything until super smooth. Finely slice the carrots and mix together. What a wonderful treat for the body. Energizing and delicious!
For the brave lovers of all things spicy, this almond sauce offers a unique and tasty option to add to the table. It’s super easy but takes a little extra prep time, but it’s totally worth it. Make a batch and keep it refrigerated.
You’ll be glad you did, as it produces a great base for a number of midweek meals.
This sauce will blow your socks off, best warn your significant other that kissing may be challenging!
Prepare and chop all the ingredients. Gently warm the oil, garlic, ginger and chili in a saucepan, then add almond butter, soy, and fish sauce. Lastly, add in the coconut milk, lime honey and chili sauce.
Whisk together for 5 minutes, serve immediately or store in a container for another day. Perfect!
Happy cooking everyone!