Gado Gado ★★★★★2 reviews

Drizzle creamy peanut sauce over tempeh and lightly steamed vegetables for this delicious staple of Indonesian cuisine.

Serves 1 | Prep time: 5 mins | Cooking time: 15 mins


  • 100g/3.52oz tempeh
  • 1 medium potato, cubed
  • 1/4 cup green beans, sliced
  • 1/2 medium carrot, cut in thin slices
  • 1/2 cup Chinese cabbage (wom bok), sliced
  • 1/4 cup bean sprouts


  • 2 tsp sweet soy sauce (or use regular soy sauce plus 1 tsp sugar)
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp low fat coconut milk or water
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • Red chilli flakes to taste


  1. For the sauce, combine all sauce ingredients in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat until sauce begins to bubble and thicken. (Add water if too thick.) Set aside.
  2. Cut the tempeh into thin slices and fry in a little neutral oil (e.g. grapeseed or canola) and soy sauce until crisp. Set aside.
  3. Place potato cubes in a steamer basket. Steam, covered, over boiling water for 5 minutes or until almost tender.
  4. Add beans and carrots. Steam, covered, for 2 minutes.
  5. Add cabbage and bean sprouts. Steam, covered, for 1 to 2 minutes or until cabbage just begins to wilt.
  6. Arrange vegetables on a serving plate. Place tempeh over vegetables. Drizzle with peanut sauce.

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  • SonyaC ★★★★
    13 February 2022

    Made this for dinner tonight and everyone loved it, I added fresh coriander and sliced fresh chillies as garnish,

    • Vegan Easy
      14 February 2022

      Coriander and fresh chillies are a perfect garnish for the Gado Gado. Good thinking.

  • Anna Prasannan ★★★★★
    10 July 2018

    Really delicious. Loved the peanut sauce :)