Boiled Peanut Recipes

2 Boiled Peanut Recipes Ideas (Peanut Salads)

Do you love eating peanuts and looking for some great ideas to incorporate them into your diet? Today, in this post I will share with you the 2 great ideas to make recipes out of boiled peanuts.

Peanuts are full of protein and many people include them in their diet for various reasons. They are healthy and have a lot of health benefits to offer.

Gymgoers, particularly vegetarian fitness enthusiasts love eating peanuts in different ways.

The recipes I am going to share with you below can be easily made at your home with minimal effort and a few ingredients.

Let me share with you the 2 Best boiled peanut recipes. Let’s begin first with the most famous Boiled Peanut Salad.

1. Boiled peanut salad recipe

Boiled Peanut salad

Below is the list of ingredients. We will use the basic ingredients like tomatoes, onion, cabbage, etc to make this tangy and flavourful boiled peanut salad.


  • Boiled peanuts (shelled): 2 cups
  • Cucumber (diced): 1 large
  • Onion (finely chopped): 1/2 pc
  • Bell pepper (any color), diced: 1 pc
  • Tomato (diced): 1 large
  • Fresh cilantro (chopped): 1/4 cup
  • Jalapeño (minced): 1 pc
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • olive oil: 2 tablespoons
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Avocado, diced (optional): 1 pc

Above are some basic ingredients. Many people refrain from eating onion in the morning or just do not like it. Onions are optional. Also, if you want to have a little heat, you can add jalapeno.

Also, you are always free to add your own version of veggies and play with different ingredients for varied tastes. For example, you can also use shredded carrots in the recipe.

You can use either fresh cilantro or parsley to garnish.

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Preparation method

  • Make sure peanuts are boiled well before preparing and cooled at room temperature. If they are a little salty, you can rinse them.
  • Next, take a large mixing bowl and add all veggies including diced cucumber, tomato, red onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño (if using)
  • Now, it is time to add boiled peanuts to the bowl. Make sure you do not break them while mixing
  • Next, take a small bowl to prepare the dressing of the salad.
  • For dressing, in the small bowl add lime juice, olive oil, and vinegar (if using) with a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Whisk them properly
  • Now put the dressing into the salad and give them a nice toss. Make sure ingredients are coated well
  • Finally before serving add chopped cilantro or parsley, and the diced avocado
  • You can allow the salad to chill for some minutes so that everything melds
  • Take a serving bowl and transfer the salad. You can add extra seasoning if required

2. Salty flavourful boiled peanut recipe

Salty boiled peanut recipe

Boiled peanuts are popular in the United States, particularly in the Southern part. It is enjoyed as a popular snack and widely accepted for its salty and earthy flavor.

To make the salty version with a twist of different flavors, you will need some basic ingredients.


  • Raw peanuts: 2 pounds
  • Kosher salt: 1/2 cup to 1 cup (adjust according to your taste preferences)
  • 8 to 10 cups of water
  • Flavoring Ingredients (Optional):
    • whole garlic cloves (peeled): 2 to 3 Pcs
    • whole jalapeños (optional): 1 to 2 Pcs
    • cajun or creole seasoning (for a spicy kick): 1 tablespoon
    • 1 bay leaf (for added aroma)

If you do not like to add flavors and just want to eat them plain you can avoid flavoring ingredients.

Also, do not take roasted peanuts for the recipe and the authentic taste. Also, add sufficient water so that your peanuts are boiled well.

Also, do not use more than the required quantity of water, otherwise, your peanuts will turn meshy. This can also spoil your recipe and your experience. You can add sliced jalapeños for extra heat, this is optional.

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Preparation Method

  • First, prepare your peanuts. For this rinse them properly under running water. This is necessary as they are grown and harvested in the ground and may contain dirt
  • Now take a large stockpot and transfer the rinsed peanut to it
  • Add enough water so that peanuts are covered well in the water
  • Next, add kosher salt to the water and give it a stir
  • If you are using flavoring ingredients, you can add garlic cloves, jalapeños, cajun seasoning, and a bay leaf. These will bring extra flavor to your recipe.
  • Once everything is ready. Put them to boil on a high flame until start boiling
  • Once the water starts boiling you can adjust the flame to give it a nice gentle cooking
  • Next cover the pot with a lid, so that everything cooks well. You can boil them for some hours
  • Keep checking peanuts for water level in the middle and to see if they are boiled well. If required you can cook it for some more time until boiled properly
  • The boiling time also depends on the type and size of the peanuts. You can add more water if required
  • Once they are boiled well, you can turn off the heat and allow them to soak in salty water for a few hours for extra taste
  • Finally, drain the water and transfer it to a serving bowl. Enjoy them warm with your friends and family

I hope you like the two widely popular boiled peanut recipes shared in this post. These are best for any occasion and for short eat. You can eat the salad version in the morning and the salty version as an evening snack.

These recipes can be easily added to your weight loss or weight gain diet. Also, if you are on a weight loss diet you can add them to your diet in a balanced quantity. They are rich in protein, have many health benefits, and are good for muscle growth.

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