Rating: 4.6 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Slightly sweet salad dressing can sub as a dip, glaze, or marinade for chicken, seafood, or red meat.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the habanero pepper, olive oil, rice vinegar, peanut butter, water, and garlic into a blender, and process until smooth. Add sesame seeds, and pulse once or twice just to mix. Pour into serving bowl.

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Cook's Note

Use this dressing with Chop Chop Salad.

Nutrition Facts

74 calories; protein 0.8g; carbohydrates 0.8g; fat 7.7g; sodium 12.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2011
We made this dressing for the first time last week and have made it 5 times since then. We have shared it with so many people and everyone LOVES it! It is VERY spicy with the habanero in it but I like spicy. If you didn't want it too spicy maybe use half of a habanero or a jalepeno instead. I also want to try it as a marinade too. Read More
(8)
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2011
We made this dressing for the first time last week and have made it 5 times since then. We have shared it with so many people and everyone LOVES it! It is VERY spicy with the habanero in it but I like spicy. If you didn't want it too spicy maybe use half of a habanero or a jalepeno instead. I also want to try it as a marinade too. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2011
I did not have an habanero pepper only a jalapeno so that's what I used. Next time I will be sure to buy the habanero because what I made needed more heat. I didn't have black seseame seeds so I used regular and I don't think that affected the taste too much. The one negative I have is that I think the peanut butter taste dominated too much so I'd use less the next time and add more if necessary after tasting. Served this with the recommended chop chop salad. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2011
Loved the fl;avor for this but we used as a dipping type sauce fro grilled veggies that I made. I put it on a garden salad and the taste did not seem to work all that well so maybe a different type of salad would be better. I really did love it as the dipping sauce and willmake it again for that for sure. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/16/2011
I really did like this! It grows on you. I can't even say I like it on it's own but on salad it's great! However I did make changes. I sauteed the garlic and pepper (jalapeno instead of habanero) before blending and used white balsamic and some apple cider vinegar. I really liked the texture and the flavor was good but I think could be improved by using the right pepper and vinegar. I will saute again. I ate an entire plate of greens so it served it's purpose! It is creamy a little sweet with a little heat- just about the perfect dressing! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2013
I really like this salad. I didn't find rice wine vinegar so I used apple cider vinegar instead. Just found out that I actually needed rice vinegar. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2014
I used a bright orange habanero and removed the seeds and all of the white pith (while wearing gloves and glasses). I chopped it finely before putting in the processor. I followed the recipe to the letter with the exception of the black sesame seeds. I substituted 1/4 teaspoon of sesame oil. The dressing was wonderful special in fact. It had some heat but not too much for me and I usually get a 2 star (of 4) at a Thai restaurant. Peppers do vary though so suggest tasting dressing before inflicting on guests. The 12 servings are very small. I think 6 servings is more accurate and that's a bit of a stretch. Great dressing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2020
This dressing is great! I added a bit of honey and a little sesame seed oil. Well definitely make again Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2018
Great recipe! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2015
The flavor is great. I followed the recipe pretty much as it is except I used sesame oil because it's what I had in the pantry. The two tablespoons of peanut butter was a tad too much so I'll be sure to cut back on that a little next time. Other than that this was a wonderful habanero dressing recipe. Read More