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Gado-Gado, Traditional Peanut Sauce

If you are a fan of peanut butter, you will definitely enjoy this recipe. Gado-Gado is an Indonesian dish with an amazing spicy sweet peanut sauce, which served on either raw or steamed vegetables. The best part of the recipe is the great variety of vegetables you can come up with it, since the secret is in the sauce. I personally love to add tempeh or tofu and cook them in the sauce for a while.


  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions

  • Fresh ginger

  • 3 garlic cloves

  • 3/4 cup of Peanut butter

  • 1tbsp Maple Syrup

  • The juice of 1 lemon

  • 1 Apple cider vinegar

  • 2 cups of water

  • Tamari

  • Spices: 1tbsp Cayenne pepper, salt, smoked paprika

  • Bay leaves

  1. In a saucepan cook the onions , garlic, chopped ginger with a splash of water until brown

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix, add a bay leaf.

  3. Let it simmer for 20min on low heat until it thickens

  4. You can either cook Tofu or Tempeh chunks in the sauce or serve with vegetable Vegetable Garnish Ideas: cabbage, broccoli, carrot, apples, celery, eggplant.

Let me know in the comments if you liked the recipe. Don't forget that you can book an online consult with me in order to achieve optimal health and nourish your body.

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