Indonesian Gado Gado Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce - A tofu and veggie lover's delight. Found throughout Indonesia, this is an easy, homemade salad that is perfect for a main meal. |

Indonesian Gado Gado Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Take your taste buds on a Southeast Asian adventure with this crispy, crunchy, and oh-so-satisfying, Indonesian Gado Gado Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce. It’s a deliciously cooling salad for a hot summer’s day, packed with healthy nutrients, protein and incredible spicy peanut flavour.
Course Salad
Cuisine Indonesian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 631kcal
Author Wandercooks
Cost $15


For the sauce

  • 100 g roasted peanuts
  • 25 g palm sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 cm ginger finely chopped
  • ½ to 1 small red chilli finely chopped
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup hot water
  • salt & pepper to taste

For the salad

  • 2 large lettuce leaves washed
  • 2 eggs boiled, halved
  • 2 potatoes diced into cubes and boiled
  • 1 carrot julienne sliced
  • 1 handful green beans blanched
  • 50 g tempeh cubed
  • 50 g fried tofu cubed
  • vegetable oil


  • Place the peanuts into a mortar or food processor. Crush the peanuts, then add palm sugar, garlic, ginger and chilli and grind for a few minutes until well combined.
  • Transfer to a mixing bowl. Add fish sauce, soy sauce, lime juice and water. Mix well and add more water if needed until the sauce has a smooth consistency. Set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a frypan over high heat. Add tempeh and cook for a few minutes until browned. Add tofu and continue to cook until tofu is heated through.
  • Arrange salad ingredients onto serving plates and liberally coat with spicy peanut sauce.
  • Serve immediately.


Are you new to tempeh as an ingredient? 
  • Yes! You’re all set for Gado Gado goodness.
  • No? head to the fridge section of your nearest Asian grocery, and pick yourself up a pack. Slice, fry and add to your Gado Gado for a satisfyingly spicy treat. It’s got that deliciously chewy texture of a meat patty without the meat, so it’s perfect for vegetarians and vegans.
While you’re at the Asian grocery, feel free to pick up a bag of krumpuk or emping (Indonesian chips) for extra crunch.


Calories: 631kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 1004mg | Potassium: 1717mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 7562IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 240mg | Iron: 11mg