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Lara Lee's Gado-Gado Salad With Peanut Sauce


Makes 2 servings

You can eat this dish on its own, but it also makes a great side dish as part of a larger feast. The peanut sauce will last for up to five days, but once tossed together, gado-gadois best eaten on the same day.

There are many dishes served with peanut sauce in Indonesia, but none is more famous than gado-gado, which literally translates from Indonesian as ‘mix-mix’. It also comes from the word menggado, which is to consume something without rice, a rarity in Indonesia. You can easily substitute the suggested vegetables with whatever you have on hand—the key to this dish is a good peanut sauce and a hefty helping of kerupukor prawn crackers.