Gado Gado (Indonesian Peanut Sauce with Fresh Salad)

Summary

Yield
Servings
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Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour

Description

This sweet and slightly spicy sauce is delicious spooned over a fresh summer salad. Arrange the salad ingredients on a large platter and have each person help themselves and add the sauce to their plate. 
 

Ingredients

1 clove
garlic
1  
shallot
1/4 teaspoon
salt
1/2 teaspoon
chili powder
1 tablespoon
brown sugar
1 tablespoon
soy sauce
1 cup
water
1 1/3 cup
peanuts
1  
lemon

Instructions

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and pulse well. Adjust seasoning as desired. Makes 2 cups (refrigerate any extra and use as a dip or add more water for a salad dressing; will keep for up to 1 week).
 
For the salad, arrange any combination of the following on a serving platter (potatoes and hard-boiled eggs are a traditional part of the salad):
 

  • 2-3 boiled potatoes, cut into quarters
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, cut in half
  • steamed green beans
  • steamed broccoli
  • raw or steamed zucchini
  • fresh sliced cucumber
  • fresh sliced tomatoes
  • fresh sliced radishes
  • lettuce

Notes

For a whole meal, serve with fried local tempeh and rice.