Indonesian Salad (Gado-Gado)


Indonesian Salad (Gado-Gado)

Gado-gado is Indonesia’s version of a salad. Not only is it healthy as it consists of various vegetables, tofu and eggs, but it’s also one-of-a-kind unique in its taste. You don’t have to search for a food stall that sells gado-gado, as you can easily make it at home. Try it out!

Ingredients :
Makes 6 servings

Dressing :

  • 1/2 c Flaked coconut
  • 1 c Hot water
  • 1 Onion — chopped
  • 1 cl Garlic — finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 ts Peanut oil
  • 2/3 c ground roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 c Water
  • 1 tb Sugar
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Chili powder
  • 1/8 ts Ground ginger

Salad :

  • 1 c Bean sprouts
  • 1 c Cabbage — shredded
  • 4 oz Bean curd — drained and cut -into 1″ pieces
  • 2 tb Peanut or vegetable oil
  • 1 c Potatoes — cooked, peeled -and sliced
  • 1 c Green beans — cooked
  • 1 c Carrots — cooked & sliced
  • 1 Cucumber — sliced
  • 2 Hard-cooked eggs — peeled -and sliced

Directions :

  1. To prepare Dressing, place coconut in blender container. Add 1 cup hot water. Cover and blend on high speed about 30 seconds. Cook and stir onion and garlic in oil in 2-quart saucepan about 5 minutes. Stir in coconut and remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.
  2. To prepare Salad, pour enough boiling water over bean sprouts and cabbage to cover. Let stand 2 minutes. Drain. Cook bean curd in oil in 10-inch skillet over medium heat, turning pieces gently, until light brown. Remove with slotted spoon. Drain. Cook potatoes in same skillet until light brown. Drain. Arrange bean sprouts, cabbage, bean curd, potatoes and remaining ingredients on platter. Pour warm dressing over Salad.

Serve chilled or at room temperature!