Gado Gado

Course Appetizer


  • 8 oz White cabbage
  • 1/4 c Sesame oil
  • 1 lg Onion, cut in fourths, thinly sliced
  • 1 Green bell pepper, seeded, thinly sliced
  • 6 oz Fresh bean sprouts
  • 1 Fresh green chili, seeded, finely chopped
  • Garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 Shallots, finely chopped
  • 1/2 ts Ground cumin
  • 1/3 c Smooth peanut butter
  • 3 tb Lemon juice
  • 3 dr Hot-pepper sauce
  • 1/3 c Water


  • Red bell pepper strips (opt) Finely shred cabbage, discarding stalk.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of sesame oil in a skillet. Add cabbage, onion, thinly sliced bell pepper, bean sprouts and chili and fry over fairly high heat 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, spoon mixture into a serving dish; cool. 
  • To make sauce, heat remaining sesame oil in saucepan. Add garlic, shallots and cumin and fry gently 5 minutes.
  • Add peanut butter and cook gently 2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, hot-pepper sauce and water and heat through gently to form a fairly thick sauce.
  • Garnish sauce with bell pepper strips, if desired, and serve with cooled vegetables.


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