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Indonesian Salad Recipe

Indonesian Salad Recipe.  This is an Indonesian salad also known as “gado-gado“of potato slices and cooked vegetables served with a rich peanut sauce.  A tasty meal to prepare for family dinner and it’s heavy kind of salad yet so flavorful.


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Indonesian Salad Ingredients:

  • 2 med. Potatoes, boiled and sliced
  • ¼ head cabbage, shredded and steamed
  • 100g water convolvulus “kangkong”, steamed
  • 100g bean sprouts, scalded
  • 2 cakes firm bean curd, deep-fried and cut into half inch pieces
  • ½ of med. Cucumber, cut into thin rounds
  • 2 eggs, hard-boiled, peeled and sliced
  • ¼ cup prawn crackers, deep-fried


  • 8 sm. red chillies
  • 1 tsp. dried prawn (shrimp) paste
  • 2 tbsp. cooking oil
  • 8 sm. shallots,peeled and finely sliced
  • 375ml coconut milk
  • 70g raw peanuts, roasted and coarsely crushed or 125g crunchy peanut butter
  • 1-2 tsp. palm sugar or brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp. tamarind juice or lemon juice mixed with 2 tbsp. water
  • Salt, to taste

Cooking Instructions:

  •  To prepare a sauce, pound chillies and dried prawn paste together until a fine paste is achieved.
  • Heat oil and sautee shallots or onions gently until soft.
  • Add the ground mixture and stir-fry for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add coconut milk, a little at a time, then add all other ingredients for the sauce.
  • Simmer for about 3 minutes until sauce thickens.
  • Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  • Arrange salad ingredients in a deep serving dish. Just before serving, pour sauce over and toss lightly.
  • Garnish with fried prawn crackers.

About Hanna Joy Curtis

I’m not a chef, I’m just a salad lover, a Filipino food lover. I started eating salads during my college years because I wanted something healthy and something easy to prepare. Here you can find my collection of the Best and Healthy Salad Recipes.

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