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Gado Gado

Ingredients Required:

1kg White Cabbage (s)



2 French Beans (Pre-Packed)(s)



1 White Cauliflower(s)



2 Garlic (Loose Bulb)(s)



1 Spanish Onion.(s)



1kg Sprouts English(s)



1 Lemons (s)



1 Spring Onions(s)



Salt (to taste)
Olive Oil

This is a well-known and very popular Indonesian salad of mixed vegetables with peanut dressing.


100g/ 3 1/2oz/ 1cup shredded white cabbage

100g/3 1/2 oz french (green) beans, cut into three

100g/ 3 1/2oz carrots, cut into matchsticks

100g/ 3 1/2oz cuualiflower florets

100g/ 3 1/2oz beansprouts


100ml/3 1/2 fl oz/ 1/2 cup vegetable oil

100g/ 3 1/2oz/ 1 cup unsalted peanuts

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 small onion, fine chopped

1/2 tsp chilli powder

1/2 tsp light brown sugar

425ml/ 3/4pint/ 2 cups water

juice of 1/2 lemon


sliced spring onions (scallions), to garnish


  1. Cook the vegetables separately in a saucepan of salted boiling water for 4-5mins, drain well and chill.
  2. To make the dressing, heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the peanuts, tossing frequently, for 3-4 mins.
  3. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and drain on absorbent paper.  Process the peanuts in a food processor until a fine mixture is formed.
  4. Pour all but 1 tsbp of oil from the pan and fry the garlic and onion for 1 minute.  Add the chilli powder, sugar, a pinch of salt and water then bring it to the boil.
  5. Stir in the peanuts.  Reduce the heat and simmer for 4-5 mins until the sauce is thickens.  Add the lemon juice and set aside to cool.
  6. Arrange the vegetables in a  serving dish and spoon the peanut dressing into the centre.  Garnish and serve.