During my trip to Bali I discovered the Gado Gado salad. So I have prepared my version for you. This salad is full of healthy nutrients, plus its spicy peanut sauce is incredible!
Gado-gado is an Indonesian version of a mixed salad. It usually consists of a variety of vegetables, eggs, tempeh, and tofu. The vegetables are usually just slightly boiled, tossed with a nutty sauce.
The sauce was traditionally made with cashews, but due to lower price and availability, peanuts are more frequent today. The dish is a true representative of Indonesian street food, and it has been present in the Indonesian culture since the 16th century.
It originated among the native people of Jakarta, but today it can be found in all parts of Indonesia. Gado-gado can be a whole dish on its own, but it can also be boosted by the addition of rice, rice crackers, or tofu. This classic Indonesian street food is usually sold by street vendors or at hawker centers, and it can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
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Gado Gado Salad
- 2 carrots chopped
- 1 cup blanched green beans
- 1 minced red pepper
- 1 cup baby potatoes cooked
- 4 baby spinach cups
- ¼ cup fresh coriander
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- 1 tbsp tamari sauce
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 4 tbsp lime juice
- red pepper flakes to taste
- Blanch the green beans, 5 minutes in boiling water
- On a large plate (or on individual plates), add all the fresh ingredients: start by making a bed of spinach, add the green bean carrots, bell pepper, potato and coriander.
- Prepare the peanut sauce by adding the peanut butter, tamari sauce, maple syrup, lime juice, red pepper flakes in a small bowl and whisking. Add a little water if necessary.