Simple Gado Gado Peanut Satay Recipe with Seasonal Vegetables

Simple and Healthy Gado Gado Peanut Satay Recipe - The Conscious Dietitian

We all have them. Our go-to-meals when our fridge stock is looking pretty sad. This Japanese Miso and Soba Noodle Soup is an ol’faithful for me. For my roomie Sami, its Satay! This simple Peanut Satay Recipe goes on anything! In the summer put it on a Summer Tofu Salad Bowl, in the cooler months I like it on this classic Indonesian style dish, served with steamed seasonal vegetables and hard boiled eggs. Thanks for the awesome recipe Sami!

“Gado Gado is a traditional Indonesian dish of steamed vegetables, tempeh, hard boiled eggs and is served with a delicious peanut sauce.”


I talked a little about the health benefits and the alleged risks associated with peanut butter in my previous post No Bake 100 Calorie Peanut Butter Energy Balls. For most recipes you can substitute in any other nut butters, such as almond butter, brazil nut butter or cashew butter (or get crazy and try ABC butter… yum). They all have similar nutritional benefits and all offer their own unique, nutty taste. This recipe will stay good in the fridge for a few days and is also great as a dip for cut up raw carrots and cauliflower!

Simple Gado Gado Peanut Satay Recipe - The Conscious Dietitian

Recipe for Simple Gado Gado Peanut Satay with Seasonal Vegetables

Recipe by: Sami
Serves: 4
Time to finish: 20 minutes

Ingredients for Simple Gado Gado Peanut Satay with Seasonal Vegetables

4 free range eggs
1 small head of cauliflower
1 small head of broccoli
2 carrots

For the Peanut Sauce

1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
0.5 tbsp. curry powder
1 tsp. seeded mustard
3/4 cup organic vegetable stock + 1/4 cup extra
salt and pepper to taste

optional: steamed rice to serve
optional: crushed peanuts to serve

Method for Simple Gado Gado Peanut Satay with Seasonal Vegetables

Start by putting the eggs on to boil. My method for hard boil eggs is to first place the eggs in a saucepan and cover with tap water. Place on medium high heat and bring to a boil. Let boil for about 6 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the eggs sit in the boiled water for a further 6 minutes. Drain the water and run the eggs under cool water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.

Next prepare the vegetables by washing them and cutting them up into bit sized pieces. Place in a steamer and let steam for about 3-5 minutes.

While the vegetables are cooking, heat the oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring regularly. Add the garlic and curry powder and let fry for about 30 seconds. Add the 3/4 cup of vegetable stock or water, peanut butter, honey and seeded mustard and stir to combine. Once the mixture is boiling and well combined, assess the consistency of the sauce. If you would prefer a more runny sauce add the remaning vegetable stock or water. Season to taste.

Shell the boiled eggs and slice each egg into 4 sections. Serve with the steamed vegetables and peanut sauce. Optional to serve with a side of steamed rice, and sprinkled with crushed peanuts.

Nutrition Information for Simple Gado Gado Peanut Satay with Seasonal Vegetables

Calories 320 cal
Carbohydrate 30g
Fibre 4g
Sugar 20g
Protein 11g
Fat 20g
Saturated Fat 3g
Sodium 70mg
Potassium 435mg
Calcium 50mg
Iron 1.5mg

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  • Katie | HealthySeasonalRecipes

    I’ve never heard of Gado Gado before, but this looks delicious and I love peanut sauce so I am in.

    • Hi Katie! Yeah Gado Gado is the best! Such a good way to make steamed veggies more interesting :)

  • Genevieve Yam

    Oh my gosh, I love gado gado. So glad you shared this recipe because it’s so delicious!

    • Hey Genevieve! Glad to hear from another fellow Gado Gado lover! Hope this recipe is a good representation!!

  • Dallas Dietitian

    I’ve never had Gado Gado but this looks great! Such a well rounded plate. PS- what is ABC butter?

    • Hey! Yeah Gado Gado aka Peanut Satay is an Indonesian staple. ABC butter is almond, brazil nut, cashew butter! All mixed together into a delicious spread. It’s hard to find, and is more common in Australia, YUMMM

  • Quincy @ Shugurcän

    Wow, that sauce looks to die for. I can’t wait to try it out.

    • Yes so good! I could just eat it with a spoon :)

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