Peanut Butter Jar Dressing

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Indulge in the simplicity and deliciousness of Peanut Butter Jar Dressing, a quick and easy way to add a burst of flavor to your salads or as a versatile dipping sauce. This recipe makes the most of leftover peanut butter in the jar, creating a creamy and savory dressing that elevates any dish.

Why Make This Recipe

This recipe is perfect for those who love the rich and nutty flavor of peanut butter. It’s a great way to reduce food waste by using up the remnants of peanut butter left in the jar. Plus, it’s a convenient and efficient way to whip up a flavorful dressing in minutes.

How to Make Peanut Butter Jar Dressing


  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter, left in jar
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • Additional salt to taste


  1. When the peanut butter jar is nearly empty, add the remaining ingredients.
  2. Tightly secure the lid and shake until well combined.
  3. Pour over salad or use as a dipping sauce.

How to Serve Peanut Butter Jar Dressing

Drizzle this flavorful dressing over your favorite salad greens, grains, or protein for an added kick of nutty goodness. It also pairs well as a dipping sauce for spring rolls, chicken skewers, or vegetable crudites.

How to Store Peanut Butter Jar Dressing

Store any leftover dressing in the peanut butter jar in the refrigerator for up to a week. Make sure to give it a good shake before using it again to mix up any separated ingredients.

Tips to Make Peanut Butter Jar Dressing

  • Add hot water to the jar to help loosen up the peanut butter and make it easier to mix with the other ingredients.
  • Customize the dressing by adjusting the sweetness with more honey or adding spice with a dash of sriracha or chili flakes.
  • Experiment with different vinegars like apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar for added depth of flavor.


For a creamier dressing, blend all the ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth. You can also add minced garlic, grated ginger, or chopped scallions for extra flavor dimensions.


  1. Can I use crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy? Yes, you can use crunchy peanut butter for added texture.
  2. Is there a substitute for soy sauce? You can use tamari or coconut aminos as a gluten-free alternative.
  3. How long will the dressing last in the refrigerator? It is best consumed within a week for optimal freshness and flavor.

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