Dressings, Snacks And More: 6 Different Ways To Enjoy Peanuts

Loaded with the goodness of healthy fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals like potassium, phosphorus and magnesium, peanuts could be a healthy addition to a balanced diet. Peanuts are easily available and extensively used in several regional cuisines in India. Much affordable, peanuts offer a range of health benefits, thanks to their high nutritional value. Peanuts are versatile and can be incorporated into the diet in various ways. Here are 6 interesting ways to enjoy peanuts. 

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As Snacks 

One can have peanuts in their raw form after cleaning them properly. Besides, roasted peanuts also make up for a quick snacking option. Roasted peanuts bring out their nutty flavor and gives them a crunchy texture. One can roast them at home in the oven or on a stovetop, or you can buy pre-roasted peanuts. 

As Butter And Dressings 

Peanut butter is a popular way to enjoy peanuts. It is much healthier and tastier. All you need to do is spread it on bread, toast, crackers, or use it as a dip for fruits and vegetables. You can also add it to smoothies for added protein and flavor. Peanuts can also be added to salads as dressings. 

In Baking 

Peanuts can add a delicious nutty flavor, crunch, and richness to various baked goods. Peanut butter is a popular ingredient in baking as it is used in making cookies, brownies, cakes, and bars. Peanuts can be used as a filling for pastries.  Peanuts can also be added into bread dough for added texture and flavor.  

As A Cooking Ingredient 

Did you know that peanut butter can be used as an ingredient in various recipes, both sweet and savory? It can be used to make sauces, dressings, marinades, and even in baking for cookies and bars. Stirring peanut butter into your morning oatmeal adds creaminess, flavor, and a protein boost. 

As Desserts 

Incorporate peanuts into desserts like cookies, brownies, ice cream, and fudge for a unique taste and texture. Peanuts add a delicious and unique flavor profile. They provide a combination of nuttiness, crunch, and saltiness that can enhance the overall taste of a dessert.  

As Garnish 

Peanuts can be used as a garnish in various dishes. They can add flavor, texture, and visual appeal to a wide range of dishes, both savory and sweet. It can be added to salads, soups, Stir-Fries, Curries and what not!