Fuss-free Gado Gado
This Indonesian salad with peanut sauce is easy to make and even easier to enjoy 👍🏼 “Gado” is the Indonesian word for “mix” which is apt as it contains a mix of vegetables. While it’s called “salad”, most would consider it a one-dish meal rather than a mere salad. It is also traditionally enjoyed with plain rice or ketupat (compressed rice cakes).
There are many ways to make Gado-Gado but here’s our version 😄 Psst, the distinctive peanut sauce is the highlight of the dish—get it right and you’re pretty much set!
- 200g Peanut Butter
- 4 Tbsp Sweet Sauce (Substitutes: Gula Melaka / Honey)
- Light Soya Sauce (to taste)
- Hot Water
- Several Garlic Cloves (Peeled & Chopped)
- 1 Lime (Squeezed into juice)
- 1 Tbsp Turmeric Powder
- Chopped Nuts (to taste)
- 1 Handful Roasted Sesame Seeds
Vegetables (Quantity to preference)
- Baby Corn
- Cucumbers (In Strips)
- Hard Boiled Eggs (Cut into quarters)
- Carrots (In Strips)
- Long Beans (In Bite-Sized Pieces)
- White Cabbage (In Bite-Sized Pieces)
1. Add peanut butter, sweet sauce and light soya sauce to a bowl. Then, add hot water gradually with stirring, until the desired texture is achieved.
2. Mix in garlic, chilli and lime juice, then add turmeric powder, chopped nuts and roasted sesame seeds. Mix thoroughly.
3. Poach all the vegetables.
4. Once done, assemble the vegetables as desired on a large plate with your bowl of peanut butter sauce.
5. Your Gado-Gado is ready to eat! Pair it with keropok or eat it with rice / ketupat as you prefer. Enjoy!
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