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Sesame Peanut Asian Dressing

You can count on two things in Portland.

1. If you find yourself on the freeway behind a native Oregonian with their blinker on trying to merge lanes, you will be waiting for at least a solid minute before they finally decide to take the plunge and squeeze into the 6-car-length space awaiting them in the neighboring lane.
and 2. You never have to wait more than a week for 80 degree weather to turn to grey clouds and rain.
Due to the heat of last week, I had my heart set on a Asian chicken salad for dinner at some point this week.
The rain tried to spoil my salad parade. To which I declare, “NAY, thief of joy. I will prevail!”

This brings me to my second obstacle.
Costco knows what’s up with the Asian chicken salad fixins.
Crispy wonton noodles, sliced almonds and THE BEST sesame dressing in all the land.
Well, I’m a little behind on re-upping my Costco membership, you see. Just by two years. #nbd

Here’s what you’ll need: 
5 Tbsp sesame oil
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp peanut butter (melted)
1 Tbsp soy sauce

Here’s what you’ll do: 
1. Microwave the peanut butter for 30-45 seconds (stopping every 15 seconds to stir) until it is melted.
2. Put all the ingredients into a glass container with a secure lid.
3. Think of someone who really gets under your skin and violently shake the container until the mixture is thoroughly combined or all your tensions have been alleviated, whichever comes first.
4. Refrigerate and chug– er, serve over a nice fresh salad. Makes approximately 6 oz. (3/4 cup) of dressing.

I kid you not, this stuff is a dead ringer for the Costco dressing.
Until next time, cheers!


12 comments on “Sesame Peanut Asian Dressing

  1. ladiesinnavy
    May 12, 2015

    oh my god that looks fantastic! also the merging point hahahah! so true!


    • Truly Cozy
      May 12, 2015

      Isn’t it though?? Good ol’ Oregonian drivers. God bless ’em.


  2. YUM! I love homemade dressings and will have to give this one a try!


  3. melissakaylene
    May 12, 2015

    Sounds delicious! I’ll have to try this!


  4. catherinemryan
    May 12, 2015

    As always, your gifs made me laugh so hard! And this recipe looks delish. Can’t wait to try it.


  5. Where you driving behind me?! Hahaha made me laugh – I think that I actually do that and yes, I am also behind on my Costco membership by at least a couple of years 🙂

    Love your dressing – it sounds so delicious!


    • Truly Cozy
      May 12, 2015

      Haha, my husband does it too! Its a love-hate thing for me 🙂


  6. ourdebtfreefamily
    May 12, 2015

    I never realized a recipe blog could make me laugh so hard! We’ve been enjoying making homemade salad dressings lately so we’ll have to give it a try. I’ve been saving the glass salad dressing bottles from the store bought ones just for this purpose. 🙂


    • Truly Cozy
      June 16, 2015

      Oh, that makes me so happy to hear! Thank you, Monica!


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