Indonesian-Inspired Vegan Gado-Gado: A Delicious and Healthy Dish


Gado-gado is a popular Indonesian dish made with steamed vegetables, boiled eggs, and peanut sauce. To make a vegan version, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Steamed or boiled vegetables, such as beans, potatoes, carrots, and cabbage. You can use any vegetables that you like, or have on hand, and cut them into bite-sized pieces.
  • For the peanut sauce, you will need:
    • 1 cup of roasted peanuts
    • 1 cup of coconut milk
    • 1 clove of garlic, minced
    • 1 chili, minced (optional)
    • 1 teaspoon of tamarind paste or lime juice
    • Salt and sugar to taste

To make the peanut sauce, blend the peanuts in a food processor or blender until they are smooth and creamy. Add the coconut milk, garlic, chili, and tamarind paste or lime juice, and blend again until the sauce is smooth and well combined. Season the sauce with salt and sugar to taste, and adjust the consistency as needed by adding more coconut milk or peanuts.

To assemble the gado-gado, arrange the steamed or boiled vegetables on a platter or in bowls, and drizzle the peanut sauce over them. Garnish the gado-gado with fresh herbs, such as cilantro or basil, and some crispy shallots. Serve the gado-gado with rice or noodles, and enjoy!

This vegan gado-gado is a tasty, healthy, and versatile dish that you can customize to your own taste and dietary needs. You can use any vegetables that you like, and adjust the amount of peanut sauce and seasoning to your preference. You can also add some tofu, tempeh, or other protein sources to the gado-gado, if you like. Enjoy!

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