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Monday, 24 March 2014

Vegetarian Gado-Gado with homemade peanut sauce

Looking for a delicious treat that's healthy, full of vitamins and one of  my favourite products: PEANUT BUTTER <3. It's just a lot of love in a jar, don't you agree? ;-) Today I give you the recipe of one of my favourite comfort meals.

The great thing about Gado Gado is that you can just add whatever you like, or whatever is left in your fridge.

According my opinion you seriously need:
- Chinese Sprouts (taugé)
- Sambal Badjak
- Cucumber
- whole wheat rice (love to add t tsp curcuma with the rice when boiling, a great hero with a lot of nutritional benefits! For example it helps with your digestion and is an active anti-inflammatory product)
- boiled egg
- pan fried Tofu
- lettuce

I added green beans, snap peas and tomatoes as well this time! And some leftover tempeh from my last Indonesian meal.

For my finger licking sauce

Chunky peanut butter
1 tbsp Ketjap manis
1 tsp palm sugar
squeeze of lemon
1 red onion, finely chopped
2 garlic gloves, crushed and finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp laos
1 tsp ginger powder
1 tsp Curcuma/Tumeric
1 tsp sambal oelek
boiling water

Arrange all the ingredients on you cutting board and have some boiling water on the side. Now add a bit of coconut oil in a small sauce pan and add the onions. Fried until translucent, then add the garlic and all the herbs. Stir a bit, add the sambal oelek and 4 big table spoons of your peanut butter. Let it fried a bit and then add about a glass of boiling water. Stir fast until the sauce thickens, than add more water, stir stir stir (that's the most important thing!) keep adding bits of water until it seems the right consistence. Now add the ketjap manis and the sugar and stir again, taste and see if the desired consistency is there. I like mine quit spicy so love to add more ginger, laos and sambal but this is the basic recipe.


Psssst: The picture above is before adding the sauce, the one underneath is with my home made peanut sauce, shredded coconut and a few dry roasted peanuts on top.


  1. Lekker! Gado gado is sowieso al een vegetarisch gerecht he, zo hoort het :)

    1. oh echt? Dat wist ik helemaal niet! I love it! xx