Gado-gado sauce Recipe

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This is a sauce my grandmother used to make. Meant to be served over mixed greens or can even be used as a cocktail dip. I like it over a mixture of steamed rice, egg, and steamed vegetables. Awesome!

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Servings: 4


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  1. Saute chopped garlic and chopped onions in oil over medium / low heat
  2. Add shallots and mix in quickly
  3. Add peanut butter and water and stir until thoroughly mixed; cook until first bubbles appear
  4. Add chili powder, soy sauce, sugar, and lemon juice.
  5. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir frequently.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 214g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 410  
Calories from Fat 296 72%
Total Fat 34.93g 44%
Saturated Fat 6.35g 25%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 505mg 21%
Potassium 394mg 11%
Total Carbs 17.34g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3.8g 13%
Sugars 5.26g 4%
Protein 13.09g 21%
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  • tara cottrell
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    • Mihir Shah
      Made this and used lower fat peanut butter; worked really well. Fantastic as a side salad to chicken and rice. Also good as an appetizer!
      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
      • John Spottiswood
        I absolutely love the sweet and complex flavor of this sauce. It is delicious with all types of raw vegetables. It also helps cut a very spicy dish, so try it served alongside one of those.
        I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
        • Veronica Lucia
          Gado-gado is one of my favourite meals. We used to use whole fried peanut instead of peanut butter, here in Indonesia.
          This is a variation
          • Heather Pickmere
            Yum ; I usually do not care for many American recipes as they usually contain at least one ingrediant that is store bought and mass produced ; that is not home cooking ... But this Gado Gado recipe can easily be forgiven for using Peanut Butter .
            Thank You Kindly !
            I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
            • Arturo Féliz-Camilo
              Interesting! thanks for sharing!
              I've cooked/tasted this recipe!


              • ShaleeDP
                October 24, 2014
                This looks interesting. Would be nice to try.
                • annie
                  January 22, 2012
                  Thanks for posting this recipe looks yummy
                  • efeekho
                    March 15, 2009
                    Indonesian Gado-gado is the best food i've ever tried!The taste of the mixed sauce is so amazing...

                    • Melanie Yunk
                      June 24, 2008
                      Hi Mihir!

                      Awesome recipe - reminds me of my Big Acres Chipotle Peanut Sauce! Check out the recipe on my page for Chipotle Peanut Chicken Tostadas - this sauce is perfect for this recipe!

                      • tara cottrell
                        January 28, 2008
                        I've tried this recipe - it's amazing, and surprisingly easy to prepare.

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