Appetizers and Sides

Try all our nutritious and versatile appetizers and side recipes made from high-quality USA peanuts. Feeling hungry? Many of these recipes can be used as entrées as well.

Spicy Peanut Chicken Wings

There's something about watching a game while eating wings that just can't be beat. Be sure to have plenty of napkins on hand when you settle in to watch the game with these spicy, peanutty wings.

Thai Peanut Chicken Pops

These hand-held easy-to-eat nibbles are perfect for any party. If there are any leftovers, they’re excellent rolled in a wrap for lunch the next day.

Campfire Couscous

This healthy and easy-to-prepare couscous will satisfy your crew in a flash, and clean-up is a breeze. Prepared ahead of time, it’s a great option for a fuel-up after a long paddle or hike.

PB and Roasted Strawberry Canapes

This reduced-sugar twist on the classic PB&J sandwich was created for those who live with diabetes – and those who simply love this lunchtime classic!

Fig, Pear and Peanut Bruschetta

Appetizers that are both tasty and easy to make can be hard to come by. This one’s a breeze as it uses just a few ingredients and is ready in mere minutes.

Cheesy Peanut Puff Pastry Straws

Don’t feel guilty about the simplicity of these hors d’oeuvres– they’re sure to be a big hit and get devoured in a flash. It’s important to finely chop the peanuts so they adhere to the pastry.

Herb and Peanut Goat Cheese Log

The combination of goat cheese and sundried tomatoes is a tasty combination that's ideal for entertaining. If you’re having just a few guests, half the recipe using a small log of goat cheese.

Seared Shrimp Tortilla Bites

Nothing beats an appetizer that looks fancy and doesn’t require a whole lot of work. Large shrimp size varies so the yield may vary slightly. If mango is out of season, you could try fresh pineapple or, in a pinch, frozen mango.

Bok Choy with Peanuts

A member of the cabbage family, bok choy is widely available in grocery stores and often found in Asian cuisine. Serve with steamed brown rice.

Oven Roasted Winter Vegetables

Vegetables and peanuts come together to create a delicious and comforting menu option this winter. Oven roasted vegetables are great as a main course, or serve them as a side to your favourite chicken or pork dish.

Roasted Stuffed Peppers

No one can resist peppers stuffed with basmati rice, corn, peas and peanuts. Serve this dish at your next potluck, or wow your family tonight.

Peanut Power Meatballs

This delicious spin on meatballs is reminiscent of the popular and irresistible peanut butter and burger combo. Full of protein, these meatballs are a tasty addition to a cocktail or dinner party.

Gingered Peanut-Beef Potstickers

The perfect side with a stir fry or a scrumptious hors d’oeuvre for the holiday season. Coupled with a zesty peanut dipping sauce, these delicious dumplings won’t stick around for long!

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Did You Know?

  • peanut-butter-jar
    Peanut butter was invented around 1890 as a health food for the undernourished.
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    Peanuts are 100 per cent cholesterol-free and contain oleic acid, a heart-healthy source of unsaturated fat.

  • peanut-protein
    The peanut contains more protein than any other nut.
  • peanut
    The peanut is also called the earthnut, groundnut and goober pea.

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