Gado-gado (Indonesian salad with peanut sauce)

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Ruby Goss

Senior Food Editor at Kitchen Stories

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
40
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
new potatoes
100 g tofu
eggs
200 g Napa cabbages
½ bell pepper
½ cucumber
carrot
100 g green beans
50 g bean sprouts
lime
80 g creamy peanut butter
2 cloves garlic
shallots
Thai chilis
200 ml coconut milk
1 tbsp sweet soy sauce
1 tbsp vegetable oil
salt
vegetable oil (for frying)
fried onion (for serving)
cilantro (for serving)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • cutting board
  • knife
  • fine grater
  • sieve
  • 2 saucepans
  • 2 spatulas
  • whisk
  • pot
  • slotted spoon
  • bowl
  • frying pan

Nutrition per serving

Cal
501
Protein
16 g
Fat
33 g
Carb
42 g
  • Step 1/4

    First, prep the ingredients for the sauce. Finely mince shallot, garlic, and chili. Zest half of the lime and juice the rest. Set aside. Then prep the ingredients for the salad. Finely slice the Napa cabbage and halve the new potatoes. Slice the bell pepper and carrot into sticks. Slice the cucumber on the diagonal. Trim the green beans, if needed. Wash and drain the bean sprouts. Slice tofu into squares approx. ½ cm/3/4 in. thick, then slice across diagonally into triangles.
    • shallots
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • Thai chilis
    • ½ lime
    • 200 g Napa cabbages
    • new potatoes
    • ½ bell pepper
    • carrot
    • ½ cucumber
    • 100 g green beans
    • 50 g bean sprouts
    • 100 g tofu
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • fine grater
    • sieve

    First, prep the ingredients for the sauce. Finely mince shallot, garlic, and chili. Zest half of the lime and juice the rest. Set aside. Then prep the ingredients for the salad. Finely slice the Napa cabbage and halve the new potatoes. Slice the bell pepper and carrot into sticks. Slice the cucumber on the diagonal. Trim the green beans, if needed. Wash and drain the bean sprouts. Slice tofu into squares approx. ½ cm/3/4 in. thick, then slice across diagonally into triangles.

  • Step 2/4

    To make the peanut sauce, add vegetable oil to a saucepan. Once heated over medium-high heat, add shallots and sauté 1 min., add garlic and chilli and fry for another 1 min. Reduce heat to medium, add peanut butter and very gradually pour in the coconut milk while whisking the mixture to incorporate it. Add sweet soy sauce and season with salt. Bring to a boil, whisking now and then to make sure it doesn’t stick, then lower the heat, and let simmer for 5 min. until thickened. Add lime juice and stir well until fully combined. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
    • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
    • 80 g creamy peanut butter
    • 200 ml coconut milk
    • 1 tbsp sweet soy sauce
    • salt
    • saucepan
    • spatula
    • whisk

    To make the peanut sauce, add vegetable oil to a saucepan. Once heated over medium-high heat, add shallots and sauté 1 min., add garlic and chilli and fry for another 1 min. Reduce heat to medium, add peanut butter and very gradually pour in the coconut milk while whisking the mixture to incorporate it. Add sweet soy sauce and season with salt. Bring to a boil, whisking now and then to make sure it doesn’t stick, then lower the heat, and let simmer for 5 min. until thickened. Add lime juice and stir well until fully combined. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

  • Step 3/4

    Add eggs to a saucepan of water, over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 7 min. to achieve a medium-cooked egg. Remove from heat and cool eggs under cold running water. Add halved new potatoes to a pot of salted water, bring to a boil, and let simmer until cooked, approx. 6 min. Remove potatoes with a slotted spoon. Using the same water if you like, add beans to boiling salted water and blanch for 1 min., then transfer to a bowl of cold water.
    • eggs
    • saucepan
    • pot
    • slotted spoon
    • bowl

    Add eggs to a saucepan of water, over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 7 min. to achieve a medium-cooked egg. Remove from heat and cool eggs under cold running water. Add halved new potatoes to a pot of salted water, bring to a boil, and let simmer until cooked, approx. 6 min. Remove potatoes with a slotted spoon. Using the same water if you like, add beans to boiling salted water and blanch for 1 min., then transfer to a bowl of cold water.

  • Step 4/4

    Heat some vegetable oil in a frying pan, over medium-high heat. Add tofu and flash fry until crispy. To assemble the salad, spread the sauce on the bottom, then top with remaining ingredients: Napa cabbage, bell pepper, bean sprouts, carrot, cucumber, and fried tofu. Squeeze the juice of half a lime over the top of the salad ingredients and season with a little salt. Garnish with the halved eggs, a generous amount of  fried onions and cilantro. Serve with extra lime. Enjoy!
    • vegetable oil (for frying)
    • ½ lime
    • salt
    • fried onion (for serving)
    • cilantro (for serving)
    • frying pan
    • spatula

    Heat some vegetable oil in a frying pan, over medium-high heat. Add tofu and flash fry until crispy. To assemble the salad, spread the sauce on the bottom, then top with remaining ingredients: Napa cabbage, bell pepper, bean sprouts, carrot, cucumber, and fried tofu. Squeeze the juice of half a lime over the top of the salad ingredients and season with a little salt. Garnish with the halved eggs, a generous amount of fried onions and cilantro. Serve with extra lime. Enjoy!